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.)

Upcoming Celebrations
10th March - First Sunday in Lent
21st April - Easter Sunday
9th June - Whit Sunday
29th September - Michaelmas
3rd November - All Saints Sunday
1st December - Advent

Good Friday:
19th April 11:00 - Good Friday Service with Hymns (No Choir) 

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


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, both with free tickets. This will enable people to choose a day and time.

  • Sunday 15th December 16:00 The Royal Hospital Carol Service-Doors open at 15:15.
  • Sunday 22nd December 11:00 The Royal Hospital Carol Service-Doors open at 10:15.

Free tickets are available from Monday 11th November from the Chaplaincy office. Please come to the London Gate and ask for directions, Monday to Friday 10-12. Alternatively, from the Chaplain Sunday 17th November and subsequent Sundays at either the 08:30 or 11:00 services. Due to the large number of seats being available, we regret we are unable to post tickets.  

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 Carol services only, admission is via London & Chelsea gates and the Chapel gate will not be open.

For more information call 020 7881 5214 or email

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