Anyone is welcome to attend any of our Chapel services. Regular services are held throughout the week: see below for details, or view a list of all the Chapel services for the term by downloading our Chapel programme.

For more information contact the Chaplain Revd Pat Mann by email at pmann@ornc.org or 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.

You can also download the full service sheet for the upcoming service.

Holy Communion

Wednesdays, 13.05

Our service of Holy Communion on Wednesday lunchtimes is a quiet said 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 Evensong

Mondays, 17.30

When Cranmer was reordering the worship of the Church following the split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1549, two new services were created; Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer to replace the monastic services then in use.

Evensong is evening prayer with music.  There are prayers, bible readings and a hymn. Most of the service is sung by the choir and the service has a restful and peaceful quality. The service is about 40 minutes long.

Choral Matins

See chapel programme for dates and times

Like Evensong, 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.


Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week is the most important week in the Christian year.  Starting with Palm Sunday and moving through to Easter Day we follow the journey of Jesus Christ from the triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through to his arrest on Maundy Thursday, death on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter Day.  The Chapel is holding services and events to mark this week. The Chapel is also open each day for prayer and reflection and to enjoy the wonderful architecture.

Sunday 9 April, Palm Sunday

11.00am Choral Eucharist with procession and blessing of Palms

Monday 10 April

5.30pm Choral Evensong for Holy Week

Tuesday 11 April

1.00pm Organ Recital, Jonathan Eyre, Chapel Organist, plays music for Holy Week by Mendelssohn, Guilmant and Bach. Free with retiring collection.

Wednesday 12 April

1.05pm Holy Communion

7.00pm The Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir Concert of Choral Works for Passiontide and Holy Week. Music by Roderick Williams, White, Allegri, Duruflé, Lobo and Bruckner. Free with retiring collection.

Thursday 13 April, Maundy Thursday

8.00pm Choral Eucharist with foot washing and stripping of the Altar

Friday 14 April, Good Friday

11.00am The Liturgy of the Cross

12.45pm Good Friday meditations at St Alfege Church

Sunday 16 April, Easter Day

11.00am Festal Eucharist


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