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.

Sundays
08:30 Holy Communion (a short service without music)
11:00 Choral Matins (every Sunday of the year except on the following Sundays when Choral Eucharist is celebrated:

  • 3rd February: Candlemass
  • 10th March: First Sunday in Lent
  • 21st April: Easter Day
  • 9th June: Whit Sunday
  • 29th September: Michaelmas
  • 3rd November: All Saints Sunday
  • 1st December: Advent Sunday

Remembrance Sunday:
10th November 10:50 - Remembrance service - Doors open at 10:15. Please arrive early to be seated before 10:45

Christmas 2019

Carol Services:
To serve the Chelsea Pensioners and their families and the Sunday congregation, as well as our visitors, this year we are offering two Carol Services. This will enable people to choose a day and time.

  • Sunday 15th December 15:00 The Royal Hospital Carol Service-Doors open at 14:15.
  • Sunday 22nd December 11:00 The Royal Hospital Carol Service-Doors open at 10:15.

No tickets required! First come, first seated. Once all seats are filled, the doors will be closed.

Christmas Eve: (Tuesday 24th December)
Christmas Eve - 18:00 First Communion of Christmas - Doors open 17:15

Christmas Day: (Wednesday 25th December)
08:30 Holy Communion
11:00 Festival Matins (Doors open 10:15 and will close at 10:55 late comers will not be admitted until after the processional Carol)

Sunday 29th 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 our services.
  • On Sundays the main Chapel gate is open 30 minutes before services for pedestrians and cars.

For more information call 020 7881 5214 or email chapeladministrator@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

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