Religious services at the Chapel Royal

Information about services at the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace

Information about services at the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace

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 (no Evensong on 25 November 2018)

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.

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Visiting the Chapel Royal

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.

Christmas Carol Services

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

  • 02 December: Advent Carol Service (15:30)
  • 23 December: Matin Carol Service (11.00) and Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (18:00 start time - queuing will be permitted from 16:30, with doors open at 17:00)
  • 24 December: Midnight Mass of the Nativity (23:30, doors open 22.30)
  • 25 December: Holy Communion (08.30) Christmas Day Eucharist (11.00)