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The chapel is a living and vibrant church, located at the heart of one of Europe’s largest and most historic palaces. In these pages, you can discover more about the history and life of this chapel, as well as the latest services and music.

The Chapel Royal was not originally a building but a body of priests and singers that traditionally accompanied the monarch wherever he or she went. Only later did the buildings this body used become known by that name. Today, as well as Hampton Court, there are chapels at The Tower of London, and St James’s Palace, which is now the headquarters of the Chapel Royal. Services in all of Her Majesty’s chapels are based on those from the Book of Common Prayer.

The Chapel Royal has an unrivalled continued tradition of choral music. Many of the greatest English composers have worked and composed pieces in and for the Chapel, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, and Purcell among them. Today many of our services are enhanced by music, sung by our renowned choir of men and boys. Details can be found opposite.

Welcome

The chapel is a living and vibrant church, located at the heart of one of Europe’s largest and most historic palaces. In these pages, you can discover more about the history and life of this chapel, as well as the latest services and music.

The Chapel Royal was not originally a building but a body of priests and singers that traditionally accompanied the monarch wherever he or she went. Only later did the buildings this body used become known by that name. Today, as well as Hampton Court, there are chapels at The Tower of London, and St James’s Palace, which is now the headquarters of the Chapel Royal. Services in all of Her Majesty’s chapels are based on those from the Book of Common Prayer.

The Chapel Royal has an unrivalled continued tradition of choral music. Many of the greatest English composers have worked and composed pieces in and for the Chapel, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, and Purcell among them. Today many of our services are enhanced by music, sung by our renowned choir of men and boys. Details can be found opposite.

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