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Message from the Chaplain
Many of you will have heard and read the news that following recent government advice the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have decided to suspend public worship until further notice due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. This means that there will not be any services in the Chapel for the forseeable future.
As the Bishops of the London area have now advised that all churches will be shut for the foreseeable future, The Chapel will now not be open for private prayer on a Sunday morning.
You will continue to find a weekly sheet on this website of a service that can be said at home. Other resources will follow as they are available.
You will wish to know that I will continue to pray each day for us all, for our country and the world. This will usually be at 09.00am so if you wish to pause at that time too, you can join me in Spirit.
The Bishop of Southwark has asked all clergy to pause in prayer at 1.00pm and 7.00pm each day, praying for our nation and all those affected by the coronavirus in the saying of the Lord’s Prayer. Again you also might consider pausing in what you are doing and joining in the wave of prayer.
Do keep an eye on the Church of England website and that of the Diocese of Southwark for news and more prayer resources. Also look at the St Alfege website as the church may be able to open for prayer during the week.
These are strange and unsettling times but it is important that we continue to show our love and concern for each other by keeping to the guidance about how to care for our own and each other’s health and by keeping in touch as best we can. I continue to be available by email and mobile phone. firstname.lastname@example.org 07814 704704. I will be pleased to have any news or prayer requests.
Jesus Christ is the light of the world. The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.
With my prayers and best wishes,
Reverend Patricia Mann
Regular services and concerts
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our regular Chapel services.
Download our current programme.
For more information contact the Chaplain Revd Pat Mann by email at email@example.com or call the Chapel Office on 020 8269 4788.
The Eucharist (which means thanksgiving) is a way of describing the service of Holy Communion or Mass where the bread and the wine are blessed and shared. The service includes readings from the Bible, the singing of hymns, prayers and a talk or sermon from the priest. In choral services, parts are sung by the choir. The form of service is from the Book of Common Prayer from 1662. The Choral Eucharist usually lasts about an hour and twenty minutes. Download this week’s Service Sheet.
The Chapel hosts a weekly Evensong with evening prayer with music, bible readings and a hymn. Open to all, the service is sung by the talented Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban choir and the service has a restful and peaceful quality. The service is about 40 minutes long.
Our service of Holy Communion on Wednesday lunchtimes is a quiet spoken service using Common Worship which is standard for all Church of England services. We listen to bible readings, say the service together, pray and share bread and wine or a blessing. The service is about 30 minutes long.
Choral Matins is morning prayer with music. There are prayers, bible readings, hymns and a sermon. Many parts of the service are sung by the choir and the service lasts for about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Both Matins and Evensong follow the service as laid down in the Book of Common Prayer from 1662.
Love Your Lunchtime with Trinity Laban
Tuesdays and Fridays, 1pm
Take a moment in the middle of the day to enjoy some of the finest music in The Chapel with chamber concerts by students of our onsite partner Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Admission FREE, no ticket required. Concerts last approx. 45 minutes. Find out more.
The Chapel is often used for concerts, services, weddings and recitals and can sometimes be subject to early closures. Plan your visit.
Baptisms, Funeral and Memorial Services
Please contact the Chaplain to discuss baptism services (Christenings) or about holding a funeral or memorial service. These services are generally held for those who are, have been or are willing to become regular members of the Chapel congregation. Memorial services may be held for those who have historic links to the site, perhaps due to their service in the Royal Navy.
If you are interested in getting married in the Chapel, please contact our Chapel Manager, Deborah Robson on 020 8269 4788 or email DRobson@ornc.org
The Chapel Choir
Since 2001, the Trinity Laban Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir has provided outstanding sacred music for the Chapel. The Choir includes experienced singers from Trinity Laban and the local community.
The choir is supported by an organ scholar, an assistant organist and Director of Chapel Music.
The choir sings a varied repertoire, spanning over 500 years of music and gives approximately one hundred public performances every year.Find out about performances and recitals