Welcome from the Guards' Chapel
WelcomeÂ to the pages of the Guardsâ€™ Chapel. We are open to all members of the public Monday to Friday 10am â€“ 4pm. Our weekly Sunday Service is at 11am except on Remembrance Sunday when our service starts at 10:45am.
We are proud to be the spiritual home of the Household Division in their Ceremonial and Combat roles; as the only Royal Military Chapel in London, we also serve all troops within London District who are not part of the Household Division.Â
Our regular services follow the traditional Anglican pattern of worship supported by a professional choir and the finest military musicians. There is a real sense of community and partnership at the Guardsâ€™ Chapel with our regular congregation being a loyal mix of serving army personnel, veterans and civilians. We are pleased to welcome families, visitors to London and all who wish to experience the rich tradition of Anglican liturgy and music.Â Â
At the Guardâ€™s Chapel, we strive to draw closer to God and to each other: 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, and weÂ Â 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
â€śThe light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not.â€ť (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 Guardsâ€™ Chapel. You will notice that we have regular lunch time Recitals and Concerts which provide a wonderful opportunity to reflect and be still in this busy part of London. Do pay us a visit when next in town or maybe consider becoming a regular member of our growing congregation. Please pray for us, those we serve and all members of our Armed Forces.Â
The Revd J LÂ VincentÂ CF