Chapel Services 

The Wren Chapel - Royal Hospital Chelsea

All are welcome to our chapel services that are held in the Wren Chapel at 11am every Sunday.

08:30 Holy Communion
11:00 Choral Matins
(Occasionally a choral eucharist is celebrated on Feast days.)

Good Friday
11:00 Morning service (no Choir)

Remembrance Sunday
10:55 Service of Remembrance
(doors open 10:30 and will close at 10:50, late comers will not be admitted until after the 2 minutes silence).

Carol service
Sunday 23rd December 18:00 (doors will open at 17:30 and will close at 17:50, late comers will not be admitted until after the entrance procession)

Admission is by FREE TICKETS ONLY. Free tickets will be available from Sunday 18th November 10:30-10:50 and each Sunday there after until all tickets have gone.

Christmas Eve
18:00 First Communion of Christmas

Doors open 17:30 and will close at 17:55. If there is spare room late comers will not be admitted until after the processional Carol.

Christmas Day
08:30 Holy Communion
11:00 Festival Matins (Doors open 10:30 and will close at 10:55 late comers will not be admitted until after the processional Carol)

*Sunday 23rd December and Sunday 30th December
08:30 Holy Communion
11:00 Matins with Carols (no Choir)

Members of the public are welcome to join the Chelsea Pensioners, their families and staff at the Royal Hospital Chapel.

For more information call 020 7881 5214 or email

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