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“Highly recommended on a Sunday morning: wonderful music, architecture, and history”

Queen's Chapel of the Savoy
Ranked #635 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Owner description: The Chapel is the last surviving building of a hospital founded by Henry VII for homeless people in 1512. It stands on the area of London known as the Savoy.The Chapel belongs to Her Majesty The Queen in Her Right as Duke of Lancaster. It is a ‘free’ chapel or ‘peculiar’ not falling within any bishop’s jurisdiction, but remaining firmly within the Church of England.
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is a beautiful, historic chapel, well worth a visit. It's best to attend a service (11am on a Sunday) to get the full experience: you are likely to get a good seat as it is not filled with tourists. The liturgy is traditional, dignified Church of England (Book of Common Prayer). The choir (boy choristers and gentlemen) is outstanding, its repertoire being typical of the English cathedral tradition. Music is also, incidentally, given a prominent and sensitive part in the liturgy - unlike some other churches where it is often relegated to the background during Communion.

I cannot comment on the experience as a casual visitor during the week, but if you attend Mattins or Eucharist on Sunday morning you will be able to look around a really beautiful and historically significant building, hear some excellent music, and participate in meaningful liturgy (good preaching too, by the way). The Chaplain and congregation are also exceptionally welcoming, so do say hello after the service.

Tip - visit the website (Google it) if you want to check the choir's music list.

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