Religious services

Sunday services

Visitors are welcome to attend Sunday services at:

  • 08:30 - Holy Communion.
  • 11:00 - Choral Eucharist or Choral Matins.
  • 15:30 - Choral Evensong.

Services are held regularly in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, including services for Christmas, Good Friday and Holy Week. Check the monthly programme of services.

Weekday services

Unless otherwise shown on the weekly service sheet on the Cloister notice board outside the chapel, the services are:

  • Tuesday - 12:30 Holy Communion.
  • Wednesday - 08:30 Holy Communion.
  • Thursday - 12:30 Holy Communion.

Holy Communion is celebrated at 12:30 on Holy days.

Sunday lunchtime music recitals

Every Sunday 13:00 - 13:30. The chapel is open 12:30 - 14:00.

Sit and listen to a recital of organ music, a solo performance or an ensemble group. Or continue to visit the Chapel Royal as usual.

The Chapel Royal may close at short notice on weekdays (usually for half a day and usually in the afternoon), for major church festivals (i.e Good Friday), weddings and funerals.

On Sundays the Chapel Royal is only open to visitors who do not wish to attend a service between 12:30 and 13:30 and after Evensong - so between 16:45-17:15 - between April and October.

During late July, August and early September, when there are no Choral Services, the Chapel Royal will be open all day on Sundays.

For more information about services, click here.

Christmas Carol Services

There will be Christmas Carol services open to the general public on the following dates:

3rd December – Advent Carol Service (3:30pm)

17th December - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (6pm start time - queuing will be permitted from 4:30 pm, with doors opening at 5pm)

24th December – Midnight Mass of the Nativity (11:30pm)

25th December – Christmas Day Eucharist (11am)