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

For full details of the choral music sung at each service, please see Music Lists.



  • 09:00 Holy Communion
  • 11:00 Choral Matins (or, on occasion, Choral Eucharist: see Music Lists for full details)

For more information call 020 7881 5214 or email


Sunday 17th December 

  • 09:00 Holy Communion
  • 11:00 Choral Matins: 3rd Sunday of Advent
  • 15:30 The Chelsea Pensioners' Carol Service (doors open at 14:45)

Sunday 24th December 

  • 09:00 Holy Communion
  • 11:00 Choral Matins: 4th Sunday of Advent
  • 18:00 First Communion of Christmas (doors open at 17:15)

Monday 25th December

  • 09:00 Holy Communion
  • 11:00 Christmas Day Choral Matins Service

These services are first come, first served; no ticket is required. Once the Chapel is full the doors will be closed.

By tradition there will be no service on Sunday 31st December 2023. 

First services in the New Year: 

Sunday 7th January 2024 

  • 09:00 Holy Communion
  • 11:00 Choral Matins

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