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‘Knights in Training’ day

There will be a day full of activity on Saturday 2 September. By special permission of The Queen, the hub of this special family festival will be the Castle's Quadrangle.

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The Choristers’ year

A new term for the boys, known as Choristers, who sing in St George’s Chapel choir begins in early September.  Whilst this is the start of a new academic year there are plenty of memories from previous months that can still be enjoyed.

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Anniversary links medieval craft and modern technology

150 years ago, in 1867, Andrew Ellicott Douglass was born in Windsor - that is to say Windsor Vermont USA not Windsor England. He later became the founder of the discipline of dendrochronology i.e. the system of dating wood from growth ring comparison.

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BBC Songs of Praise

Presenter Richard Taylor is seen with a BBC film crew following some filming in and around St George’s Chapel for a BBC Songs of Praise programme to be broadcast on Sunday 17 April.

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Royal Maundy 2016

The Royal Maundy service takes place on Thursday in Holy Week each year.  In 2016 the service took place at St George’s Chapel on 24 March. The giving of alms and the washing of feet on the Thursday of Holy ...

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Royal Maundy

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will attend a Service in St George’s Chapel on 24 March 2016 at which Her Majesty will distribute the Royal Maundy. Recipients will come to St George’s from across the country.  The ...

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Two new publications

On 24 November two publications were launched at St George’s both in a way marking the 50th anniversary of the current organ in the Chapel.  ‘The Organs in Windsor Castle – their History and Development’ is a new book written by Roger ...

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New Canon of Windsor

The Reverend Dr Mark Powell and his wife, Helen, will move from Derbyshire to Windsor in the New Year.  Mark Powell was born in Cheltenham in 1957, went to King’s School in Worcester and read chemistry at Bath University. He ...

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Grotesque project shortlisted for award

St George’s Chapel grotesque programme has been shortlisted for the King of Prussia Medal – an award for church architecture organised by the National Church Trust. The grotesque sculptures at St George’s Chapel, created by students at the City & ...

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The Longest Reign

Evensong on Wednesday 9 September will mark and celebrate the length of The Queen’s reign. Music will include Byrd’s anthem O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth. The Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend David Conner, will give an address. The service, which ...

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Council of Friends of Cathedral Music grant received

The Council of Friends of Cathedral Music has approved a choral endowment grant for the music at St George’s of £25,000. The cheque was presented in the Dean’s Cloister after Evensong on 28 June. The Dean and Canons of Windsor ...

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New post for Canon James Woodward

The Trustees of Sarum College are delighted to announce the appointment of The Reverend Canon Dr James Woodward as Principal of Sarum College. Canon Woodward, currently Canon Steward, will take up the post on 1 October. Sarum College is an ecumenical ...

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New Monograph

In 1937 a small committee was formed within the College to launch a series of historical monographs on St George’s Chapel. The first volume in the series, The Knights of the Garter, 1348-1939, compiled by Minor Canon E. H. Fellowes, a ...

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Bells in Remembrance

The eight bells of the Curfew Tower were rung half-muffled on Remembrance Day morning.  A leather pad (a muffle) was placed over one side of each bell’s clapper. To read more about the bells please click here: Listen to the Bells of St ...

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New book about King Charles I

A prologue by Archivist and Chapter Librarian, Dr Clare Rider, begins this new book (King Charles 1: his burial and relics at St George’s Chapel) which brings together out of print articles by the Reverend Edmund Fellowes (first published in ...

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700th Anniversary

The Choristers will sing at a 700th anniversary service in the Oxford Diocese on Friday 4 July.  The Schorne Team ministry includes twelve churches in the Aylesbury Vale. It is named after John Schorne (died 1314) who was rector of North ...

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New Queen's Scouts

Many hundreds of new Queen’s Scouts gathered in Windsor on Sunday 27 April. The day culminated in a Service in St George’s Chapel, attended by The Duke of Kent, during which those present renewed their Scout Promise. After the Service ...

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Recital at St George's

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended an organ recital in St George’s Chapel on Wednesday afternoon.  The event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Royal College of Organists. A recital was given by ...

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Magna Carta Anniversary

459 children from 31 mainly local schools submitted work to compete for a place in a Magna Carta anniversary exhibition. Pupils up to year 4 drew their own shields whilst learning a little about heraldry; pupils from year 5 and ...

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Lunchtime Recitals

Two groups will give informal lunchtime recitals in St George’s Chapel this week.  On Tuesday 11 March we welcome the Downs School from Bristol and on Thursday 13 March the Amarillo Girls Choir from the USA.  Both recitals begin at ...

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Windsor Spring Festival 2014

Public booking for the Windsor Spring Festival opens on Tuesday 18 February. Three events will take place in St George’s Chapel. Monday 17 March King Edward IV and his ‘White Queen’, Elizabeth Woodville, are buried in St George’s Chapel.  King ...

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Forty two potential choristers

42 boys from 29 schools travelled to St George’s to participate in ‘Chorister For A Day’ on 8 February. Part of the programme of chorister recruitment, this exciting event saw an unprecedented number of applicants from across the Home Counties ...

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Royal cousins at war

A BBC documentary entitled “Royal Cousins at War” will be shown on BBC 2 this week. It explores how Europe’s Royal Relatives, despite ties of blood and marriage, ended up at war with each other. Part one is on Wednesday ...

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BBC1 - The One Show

The One Show on BBC1 tonight (4 December) will include a short piece on gargoyles and grotesques from around the country. Some photographs of St George’s new grotesques may well be included. The piece will be presented by Gyles Brandreth. ...

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500th anniversary

Sunday 27 October is the 500th anniversary of the death of Lord Roos. George Manners, 11th Lord Roos died in 1513 and is buried alongside his wife Anne (who died thirteen years later) in a chantry chapel on the north side of ...

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National Award

The Canons’ Cloister refurbishment project was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the conservation category of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’  2013 National Awards on Friday. Of the 11 Regional Winners in the conservation category earlier this year, only the Canons’ ...

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Choir concert on the radio

The combined choirs of St George’s Chapel, Hampton Court Palace, The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy and the Gentlemen and Children of the Chapel Royal gave a resounding Coronation Anniversary concert in St George’s Chapel on 25 September.  If you ...

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New Henry VIII on-line interactive resource

Children (and interested adults) will enjoy playing a new game which invites you to find out more about King Henry VIII and Windsor Castle. There is a section on St George’s Chapel together with a chance to find out the ...

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The Deanery

A large scaffolding is currently being built around the Deanery. As before with the Canons Cloister, the Deanery scaffolding will be sheeted in plastic and will have a corrugated-metal roof to protect the Deanery from the weather whilst comprehensive external ...

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Music on television

Part IV of the BBC 2 series ‘Music & Monarchy’ presented by Dr David Starkey will be shown on Saturday 10 August. “Dr David Starkey’s exploration of how the monarchy shaped the story of British music concludes with the nineteenth ...

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Bells for the Royal Baby

The bells of the Curfew Tower in Windsor Castle will ring out today in celebration of the birth of a son to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  They will be rung at 2pm (at the same time as gun ...

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The Real White Queen

A BBC 2 documentary entitled the ‘The Real White Queen and her Rivals’ will begin at 9pm on Wednesday 17 July. Some of the filming for the two part programme was undertaken in St George’s Chapel and in St George’s Archives. ...

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Garter

Garter Day on Monday 17 June is the central day of the three day Solemnity of St George. St George’s Chapel will prepare for the various Services as follows: Friday 14 June Chapel closed to visitors but open to all ...

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BBC2 Tudor Season

A collection of BBC programmes entitled ‘The Tudor Court Season’ begins on Thursday 23 May. Amongst the programmes is one about Thomas Cromwell presented by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch which was partly filmed in St George’s; it will be shown on BBC 2 ...

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Buildings Award

The Canons’ Cloister refurbishment project won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors South-East Region Building Conservation Award on 16 May from a shortlist of eleven. The citation stated “The refurbishment project provided a remarkable opportunity for re-discovering further evidence of the ...

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'Country Life' Article

In ‘Country Life’ magazine, published on 15 May, there is an article about the Canons’ Cloister refurbishment. For other information on the project click here to download a copy of the College Companion magazine.

Appointment of Director of Music

The Dean and Canons of Windsor are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr James Vivian as Director of Music from September 2013.  Mr Vivian is currently Director of Music and Organist at The Temple Church in London; he will move to ...

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Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War

Tonight at 9pm on BBC4 is the first of a three part series entitled ‘Chivalry & Betrayal – The Hundred Years War’.  Part of the series, particularly the section looking at the formation of The Order of the Garter, was ...

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Boys who love to sing

The photographs show part of last week’s ‘Chorister Open Day’ when potential Choristers (boys of the choir in St George’s Chapel) found out what it might be like to be a pupil at St George’s School and sing in the ...

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Bells ring out to mark anniversary

Yesterday the Curfew Tower bells were rung on the 16th day of the 12th month to mark 400 years since three of the bells were re-cast in 1612.   The bells in the Curfew Tower are rung on major Church Festivals, Patronal Festivals ...

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700th anniversary Service

Evensong on Tuesday 13 November will mark the 700th anniversary of the birth of King Edward III in Windsor Castle. The King was founder of both the Order of the Garter and the College of St George. Music at the ...

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Competition winner

The Assistant Director of Music, Richard Pinel, recently competed in the inaugural Breda International Organ Competition. After three rounds of competition against organists from across the world it is a delight to report that Richard won the overall competition and ...

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New Canon of Windsor Installed

The Reverend Canon Martin Poll was installed as a Canon of Windsor on Monday 1 October; Canon Poll is both the Canon Chaplain and Chaplain to the Great Park. Born in Enfield, Canon Poll attended Edmonton County School and then ...

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King Edward III anniversary exhibition

2012 marks the 700thanniversary of the birth of Edward III at Windsor Castle. Born here on 13 November 1312, the first son of Edward II and Isabella of France, Edward III became King of England at the age of fourteen, ...

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Filming for the Olympics & Paralympics

Television crews from the US company NBC have come to Windsor twice in the last ten days to film footage to give their Olympic broadcasts some feel for the United Kingdom as well as sport. Lester Holt, anchor of the ...

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Olympic Torch Relay

The olympic flame was exchanged between runners in front of St George’s Chapel this afternoon. St George’s School pupils on a Football Tournament holiday awaiting the torches arrival. After the flame had passed by, many visitors to the Castle went ...

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Canadian support

Sunday 1 July is Canada Day. We are very grateful to Canadian benefactors of the College of St George who are supporting the soon to begin works in the Dean’s Cloister. Denese Webb of Paul Webb Roofing together with Ian ...

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New Appointment

It is a pleasure to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of the Venerable Martin Poll, Principal Anglican Chaplain and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy, to the Canonry in St George’s Chapel and Chaplain to the ...

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Diamond Jubilee service

The main Diamond Jubilee service in St George’s Chapel will be Evensong on Saturday 2 June. All are welcome to attend; no tickets are required. The service begins at 5.15pm. Regular services, to which all are welcome, take place every ...

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Royal filming in St George's Chapel

Over the course of a few days St George’s Chapel will be seen in some very different television programmes: On Thursday 31 May Griff Rhys Jones presents a programme following the Royal progress of Queen Elizabeth I from Windsor Castle ...

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Diamond exhibition

An exhibition to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has recently opened in the Dean’s Cloister. Open during St George’s Chapel visitor hours (normally Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm) the exhibition is entitled ‘Our Diamond Queen; The Life and Work of ...

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Canons' Cloister Symposium 2012

Canons’ Cloister – Researching and restoring a fourteenth century architectural gem. For information on a one-day conference to be held in October 2012 click here To download the booking form click here

Marvellous Metal

A BBC4 series entitled  ‘Handmade in Britain: Metalworks!‘ began on Wednesday 2 May at 9pm. Filming for the third part of the series, ‘The Blacksmith’s Tale‘, included two pieces of extraordinary metal work in St George’s Chapel namely the 13th ...

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Lenten Reflections

Music plays a fundamental part in the life of St George’s Chapel and during Lent, we have been looking a little more closely at the music of Bach. Here we offer a short introduction and reflection on a piece of ...

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Lent

Today, Wednesday 29 February, sees the first of four Lenten Reflections preceded by Compline. If you wish to attend please be seated in the Quire of St George’s Chapel by 7.30pm. After the Service of Compline, Richard Pinel will give ...

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The Dean's Cloister

Scaffolding will shortly go up inside part of the Dean’s Cloister to ensure the structure and its decoration are kept safe when work to the stone and brick walls above the lead roof of the Cloister begins. One photograph shows ...

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Urswick cleaning

Cleaning of the stonework and bosses has begun in the Urswick Chantry in the north west corner of St George’s Chapel. The stone vaulting together with the decoration, some of which is wood or plaster, has at its centre a ...

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Henry VI and Edward IV in exhibition and on screen

A three part series on BBC4 entitled ‘Illuminations; the Private Life of Medieval Kings’ begins at 9pm on Monday 9 January 2012. One piece of the filming for part two took place last September in St George’s Chapel. The photographs show ...

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150th anniversary of the Death of Prince Albert

Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, the Prince Consort died on 14 December 1861. The three daily services on the 150th anniversary of his death will be held in the Albert Memorial Chapel. During the morning a documentary about Prince Albert ...

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BBC Radio Broadcast

Choral Evensong was broadcast live from St George’s Chapel on Wednesday 23rd November. The details of the service were as follows: Introit: One thing have I desired of the Lord (Herbert Whitton Sumsion); Welcome by the Reverend Andrew Zihni (Minor ...

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'Adopt a Boss' launched

The ‘Adopt a boss’ scheme was launched on Monday 7 November. Following a welcome from the Dean of Windsor and Carolyn Perry in the Dean’s Cloister those attending the evening split into small groups for a tour of St George’s ...

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Lay Clerk wins composition competition

The Royal School of Church Music’s (RSCM’s) annual Dr Harold Smart Composition Competition has been won by David Manners, a Lay Clerk at St George’s Chapel.  His setting of a text, How shall we sing salvation’s song, by Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith is ...

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New home for banner of the late Lord Bingham

During their life, the banners, stallplates and crests of Companions of the Order of the Garter are positioned over their stalls in the Quire of St George’s Chapel.  An individual’s banner and crest are taken down after death but the ...

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St George's on television

St George’s Chapel and other parts of the College of St George will be shown on television over the next few days and weeks. The third part of ‘Elegance & Decadence; the Age of the Regency’ will be shown on BBC ...

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Artistic memorial to feature on the BBC

The memorial to Princess Charlotte, the only child of King George IV, will feature in a BBC programme on Regency Art. The three-part series, presented by Dr Lucy Worsley, begins on Monday 29 August on BBC4. Princess Charlotte is buried ...

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Free Lecture - 26 October – Matthew & Christopher Wren

On Wednesday 26 October 2011 Dr John Adamson will give the Bond Memorial Lecture on ‘Sacred Space and Sacred Monarchy in Early Stuart England: the projects of Deans Matthew and Christopher Wren’. The brothers were Deans of Windsor during the reign of ...

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Beryl Dean Panels

2nd August marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Beryl Dean. She died in 2001 but her remarkable work lives on at St George’s Chapel and other places in her embroidery and related work. Between 1969 and 1974 Beryl Dean made ...

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'Cathedral Camps' Scheme

Twelve young people and two leaders spent a week at St George’s Chapel having volunteered as part of the ‘Cathedral Camps’ scheme. During the course of the week they helped the Chapel and Works teams in a variety of tasks ...

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St George’s Organ Scholar competes in the USA

Ben Bloor, Organ Scholar at St George’s Chapel for 2010/2011, has been awarded third place in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists (AGORCYO). In February 2011, Ben had achieved first place in the European Chapter, which ...

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What’s on in the summer of 2011 at St George’s

Lunchtime recitals Lunchtime recitals, which begin at 1.10pm, will be held in the Nave of St George’s Chapel as follows: 13 July – Cantilon Chamber Choir from Edmonton, Canada. 16 July – John Septimus Roe School from Perth Australia 1 August ...

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Windsor Festival events and St George’s in 2011

The Choir of St George’s Chapel will sing in concert in the Waterloo Chamber on Tuesday 20 September. Also performing at the same concert will be the London Mozart Players. Pieces by Haydn and Mozart will feature during the evening. Running ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.