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The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church, located at the heart of the historic palace. Everyone is welcome to attend the regular services held in the Chapel Royal and to worship in the place where kings and queens have done so for centuries.

The summer recess begins after the choral services on Sunday 20th July and ends on Sunday 7 September. Full choral services will resume on Sunday 14th September.

During the recess, said services will be held every morning in the Queen's Holy Day Closet at 8.30 am when the Chaplain is here. A said service of Eucharist will be celebrated in the Chapel Royal on Sunday 27 July, every Sunday during August and on Sunday 7 September at 8.30 am. For all details of services, please see the monthly programme (to the right of this page) or telephone the vestry on 020 3166 6515.

The series of Sunday music recitals will continue during the summer at 1 pm and will feature organ recitals given on the historic Schrider/Hill organ, recently overhauled by Harrison & Harrison. The full programme of recitals can be found by clicking here. Please note though that they are open only to those who hold admission tickets to the Palace or who are members of Historic Royal Palaces.

Do you know a boy who has what it takes to become a Chapel Royal chorister?

Applications now open for our annual chorister taster day at Hampton Court Palace. Local boys with heavenly voices invited to join us for the day for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Your Visit

The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church with heavenly music, located at the heart of the historic palace. Everyone is welcome to attend the sung religious services at The Chapel Royal or to visit the place where Kings and Queens have worshipped for centuries. Click here to see more.



Choral Matins or Sung Eucharist at 11AM and Evensong at 3:30PM are held every Sunday. The services are from The Church of England Book of Common Prayer. Those attending the Chapel for a service only do not pay the Palace entrance fee. Click here to see more.


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