Chapel Services

Our usual opening hours are 10am to 5pm each day.
Please note we may be closed to visitors when a service is taking place.

Message from the Chaplain

I am delighted to share with you the news that we are able to hold services in the Chapel again since Sunday, 26 July. The services are being live streamed via the Old Royal Naval College Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Chapel opening hours are currently 10am to 5pm each day. On Sunday mornings the Chapel will not be open for general visiting but for those attending the service only. The Chapel will close after the service finishes for cleaning and reopen in the early afternoon.

Staff will be on hand to welcome you and, as with the rest of the site, there are measures in place for your safety and comfort. We are compliant with Church of England guidance and accredited by Visit Britain.

Some of the safety measures we have in place:

· We will be collecting contact details to enable “Track and Trace” to take place, these will be held securely for 21 days after your visit.

· We strongly recommend the wearing of face coverings for all those attending worship for the safety and comfort of ourselves and those around us.

· Hand sanitiser is available to use at the entrance to the Chapel.

· You may have to queue to enter the Chapel for worship and staff will guide you to your seat.

· A small number of wipe clean generic service sheets are available for use but you are invited to download or print off your own service sheets to bring with you. The sheet for each week can be found further down on this page.

· Donations to the Chapel Fund can be made using contactless at the end of the service.

Any questions can be directed to myself or our Chapel Manager Debbie Robson, drobson@ornc.org

As we start to emerge from some of the restrictions placed upon us by the pandemic 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 will be pleased to have any news or prayer requests.

With my prayers and best wishes,

Reverend Patricia Mann
Chaplain

Email: pmann@ornc.org
Mobile: 07814 704704
Office: 020 8269 4747

 

Personal Prayers on Re-entering the Chapel

Letter to the Congregation – 27 September

Trinity 15 – Mark Hatcher

The Impact of Chapel Closure

Sunday Reflection

 

Daily Hope – A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers

A Booklet of Prayers in the time of Coronavirus

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 pmann@ornc.org or call the Chapel Office on 020 8269 4788.

Choral Eucharist

Sundays, 11.00

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.

Choral Evensong

Mondays, 5:30pm

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.

Holy Communion

Wednesdays, 13.05

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

Download the programme for dates and times

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.

Special events

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.

Weddings

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