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The Guards Chapel

The Guards Chapel

Welcome from the Guards' Chapel

Welcome to the pages of the Guards’ Chapel. We are open to all members of the public Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm. Our weekly Sunday Service is at 11am. On Remembrance Sunday our service starts at 10:45am.

We are proud to be the spiritual home of the Household Division in their Ceremonial and Combat roles. We also serve all troops within London District who are not part of the Household Division. Indeed, we are the only Royal Military Chapel in London.

If you join us, you will find a splendid professional choir and the finest military musicians. Our services follow the traditional Anglican pattern. There is a real sense of community and partnership at the Guards’ Chapel with our regular congregation being a loyal mix of serving army personnel, veterans and civilians. We are pleased to welcome families and especially those with a military connection. At the Guard’s Chapel, we strive to draw closer to God and to each other. Here, memories are honoured, healing is sought and strength is found to carry on. We celebrate happy days with those who have reason to rejoice and be thankful. We mourn and pray with those who suffer darkness and any kind of pain. When this Chapel was bombed in 1944 many were killed or injured. Yet amid the carnage and destruction people noticed that the six silver candles on the main altar had not gone out. They have been lit ever since and serve as a symbol for an important truth from which we can all draw comfort and hope

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.” (1 John: 5)

This website contains a forecast of Sunday Services and events. There is also information on how to become a Friend of the Guards’ Chapel. You will notice that we have regular lunch time Recitals and Concerts. Do pay us a visit when next in town or maybe consider becoming a regular member of our growing congregation. Finally please remember our Armed Forces in your prayers.

 

The Revd S J H Dunwoody CF

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