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50th Anniversary of the Lay Stewards

The photograph shows a few of the Lay Stewards in the Nave of St George’s Chapel one Garter Day shortly before the doors were opened to admit the congregation to the Service of Thanksgiving. In 1966 Dean Robin Woods set ...

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Light projections onto the Castle wall

From Saturday 21 November the Christmas lights in Windsor town centre will include some projections onto Garter Tower – part of the Castle wall that faces Thames Street. The projected images are taken from some of the stained glass windows ...

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Windsor Festival at St George's Chapel

The Windsor Festival 2016 takes place from 18 September –  2 October. Priority booking is available for Festival Ambassadors and Benefactors from Friday 24 June, and will be available for Windsor Festival Friends from Friday 1 July. General Booking will open on Monday 11 July.  ...

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600th anniversary

600 years ago this month the battle of Agincourt was fought and won.  What is less well known is that in the same year the Vicar’s hall was erected to be the communal eating place for the Priest Vicars.  Prior to ...

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Garter Day 2015

In keeping with the statutes of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the Solemnity of St George was marked over a period of three days. At Mattins (10:45am) on Sunday 14 June Members of the College of St George ...

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Imaginative Sculpture - Protecting the Sacred Space

The College of St George has been working in partnership with the City and Guilds of London Art School in establishing an imaginative carving programme which is producing exciting new grotesque sculptures for St George’s Chapel.  The replacement sculptures aim ...

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Windsor Festival at St George's Chapel

There are two events being held in St George’s Chapel as part of the Windsor Festival in September. On Tuesday 23 September Dame Felicity Lott will join the Orpheus Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Carroll. The programme will be: Schubert’s Symphony No 8 ...

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Garter Day 2014

In keeping with the statutes of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the Solemnity of St George is marked over a period of three days. At Mattins on Sunday 15 June Members of the College of St George re-dedicated ...

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What are the Friends of St George's?

The Friends of St George’s and Descendants of Knights of the Garter are a network of individuals who support St George’s on a regular basis. Founded in the 1930s the Friends offer financial support to the Dean and Canons of ...

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Heraldic Menagerie

St George’s Chapel contains a magnificent display of heraldry whether you look at the banners of current members of the Order of the Garter, stained glass windows, decorative roof bosses, carved stone and woodwork or the stall plates of Garter ...

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A link with the past….

Bruno Ryves, seen here in a portrait that normally hangs in the Deanery,  was Dean of Windsor from 1660 to 1677 in other words from the first year of the restoration of the monarchy. At that time the Dean also ...

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Christmas Concerts and Recitals

The Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, conducted by James Vivian, is to give two concert performances this December. In addition there will be a lunchtime organ recital of seasonal music. A Christmas Celebration – 9 December FESTIVO – ...

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Britten Anniversary

The 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten is being marked this month.  Britten’s contribution to the Anglican choral tradition shows astonishing variety and originality, as was his gift for choosing imaginative and inherently musical texts such as Rejoice in ...

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Heraldry in St George's Chapel

Many books and learned articles have been written on the subject of Heraldry.  These few short paragraphs and photographs are designed merely to hint at the range of heraldic decoration in St George’s Chapel by highlighting a few details that ...

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Coronation Anniversary - Copes, exhibition and concert

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. St George’s will celebrate the anniversary in a number of ways. An exhibition of Coronation photographs and ephemera is on display in the Dean’s Cloister until the end ...

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Bosses and Books

Adopting a boss or adopting a book at St George’s can make an unusual gift or mark an anniversary or other event in your life. The vaulting of St George’s Chapel has a great wealth of heraldic, royal, floral and ...

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Pedal Board

Eight bells hang in the Curfew Tower which are rung on major Christian festivals, the feasts of the four national Patron Saints, Patronal Festivals and to mark Royal Birthdays and other Royal celebratory occasions. The Curfew Tower, seen here from outside ...

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Windsor Festival 2013

St George’s Chapel will host two major events of this year’s Windsor Festival. On Sunday 22 September Dr David Starkey will give a talk in the Nave of the Chapel about how England’s character was shaped by music. Dr Starkey ...

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Canons' Cloister Refurbishment

During the course of the last two years the Canons’ Cloister, which sits along the north wall of Windsor Castle, has undergone extensive refurbishment.  The Cloister was built in the 14thcentury to house Priests of the newly formed College of ...

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December Concerts 2012

The Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, conducted by Timothy Byram-Wigfield, is to give two concert performances this December. In addition there will be one lunchtime organ recital of seasonal music.  MESSIAH Wednesday, 12 December 2012 George Frideric Handel’s magnum ...

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Edward III

2012 marks the 700thanniversary of the birth of King Edward III. He was born on 13 November 1312 in Windsor Castle and baptised three days later. As the founder of both the Order of the Garter and the College of ...

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Windsor Festival at St George's

Southbank Sinfonia and the Choir of St George’s Chapel will perform together on Tuesday 25 September in the Nave of the Chapel. Dame Gillian Weir, the acclaimed concert organist, will play at the same concert. The concert will include ‘O Sing unto ...

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The installation of Military Knights of Windsor

Between February and May 2012 three new Military Knights of Windsor will be installed.  Each installation takes place during a service in St George’s Chapel. Before the service the new Military Knight and the  Governor of the Military Knights enter ...

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International links at St George's

St George’s Chapel is the home of the Order of the Garter which is the highest and oldest order of chivalry in the country. Amongst the members of the Order are seven Royal Heads of State from other countries. They ...

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Conserving and Preparing for the future

Over the last months many skilled people have been at work on the refurbishment of both St George’s Chapel and its surrounding collegiate buildings as part of an ongoing project Inside St George’s Chapel the stonework and bosses of the ...

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The Diamond Jubilee at St George's

During The Queen’s reign Her Majesty has attended many services, concerts and events in St George’s Chapel. They have ranged from the opening of St George’s House in 1966 to a service of celebration to mark 60 years since her ...

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Book of Common Prayer anniversary

2012 marks 350 years since the publication of the Book of Common Prayer that remains in use to this day. The publication  followed on from previous work to produce a book of structured services in 1549.  This first book, published ...

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Scouts at Windsor

Each year, on a Sunday close to St George’s Day, new Queen’s Scouts gather at Windsor from across the United Kingdom and sometimes beyond. In the morning many Scout Leaders attend Mattins (a service open to all) in St George’s Chapel ...

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Holy Week and Easter 2012 at St George's

Click here to download a pdf with full information and times for our Holy Week and Easter services or visit the Chapel Diary. Photograph © Doug Harding.Wooden crucifix carved by Don Potter.

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Come, Sing at St George's 2012

Come, Sing at St George’s. Boys can become a chorister in the internationally renowned Choir of St George’s Chapel, get a fantastic education and have fun. If you are interested in what it might be like to be sing in ...

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December Concerts 2011

The Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, conducted by Timothy Byram-Wigfield, are to give two concert performances this December.   Performances commence with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Parts I, II and III on 8 December at 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). The orchestral ...

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Angelic and Heraldic

The North Quire Aisle of St George’s has been filled with scaffolding since the middle of June. Conservators have been working to clean the stone vaulting and bosses which had become heavily covered in layers of grime caused, in part, ...

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June & July at St George's

June and July at St George’s Chapel bring a varied and fascinating series of Services and Events. In early June an exhibition opens in the Dean’s Cloister marking the 90th birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Photographs and other items ...

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Prince William and St George's Chapel

Prince William is shown wearing the robes of a Knight of the Order of the Garter.  He became the 1,000th Knight of the Order on 16 June 2008 when he was invested in the State Apartments of Windsor Castle by The ...

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The Royal Victorian Order

In mid April over a thousand Members and Medallists of the Royal Victorian Order will gather in St George’s Chapel for a service of Praise, Remembrance and Dedication.  The service takes place in St George’s once every four years because ...

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The first nine Days in March

The first nine days in March contain a number of events and services of interest. On Tuesday 1 March the quarterly remembrance of the founder, benefactors and others who have had a major part to play in the life of St George’s ...

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400th anniversary of the King James Bible

This year St George’s Chapel is marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, also known as the Authorised Bible, in a number of ways. – Readings at Evensong during the Lent and Trinity terms will be from the ...

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December Concerts 2010

The Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle Conducted by Timothy Byram-Wigfield are to give 3 concert performances in December 2010, commencing with Handel’s  MESSIAH on  8th &  9th December at 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm). The orchestral accompaniment for these ...

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2010 Windsor Festival Events at St George's Chapel

Saturday 18 September Windsor Festival Opening Evensong. No tickets are required. This service, in common with other daily services at St George’s Chapel, is open to all. For more information on services please <click here>. Sunday 19 September The opening ...

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The Armed Services and St George's

The College of St George’s links with the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force are both current and form a historic tie with the past. In the North Nave Aisle of St George’s Chapel is a memorial window ...

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Garter Day in 2010

Garter Day in 2010 took place on Monday 14 June. King George VI reintroduced an annual service for the Order of the Garter in 1948. Up to that year services had been held irregularly. At first glance the processions, uniforms, ...

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Friendly Support

Friendly Support – Across both the UK and the rest of the world are individuals who, for a wide variety of reasons, have decided to become members of the Society of Friends of St George’s and Descendants of the Knights of ...

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Why not visit and see...?

Amongst the overall splendour of St George’s Chapel it is sometimes easy to overlook, or pass by, some item of detail or an object in an aisle.  Here are a few things to look out for in and around the ...

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Come, Sing at St George's 2011

Come, Sing at St George’s.  Boys can become a chorister in the internationally renowned Choir of St George’s Chapel, get a fantastic education and have fun.  If you are interested in what it might be like to be sing in ...

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Come, Sing at St George's

Do you enjoy music? Perhaps you would like to find out about singing in the Choir of St George’s Chapel. Come and find out what it would be like to be a Chorister in the choir; there is an open ...

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December Concerts 2009

FESTIVO this year takes place at 7.45pm on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December and will include seasonal music and readings for all the family. John Rutter’s Gloria is the centre piece for the concert, scored for mixed voices, brass, organ ...

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Katherine of Aragon’s Book

Housed in the Chapter Library is a book once owned by Henry VIII’s first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Printed in Antwerp in 1529, the book is by Joannes Ludovicus Vives (1493-1540) and is titled De concordia et discordia in humano genere ...

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Windsor Festival Events at St George's

Sunday 20 September Windsor Festival Opening Evensong at 5:15pm.  No tickets are required.  This service, in common with other daily services at St George’s, is open to all.  After the service why not consider staying on in the Castle to ...

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Music at St George's

The Lay Clerks of the choir of St George’s have recently released a new CD. Such recordings are just one part of the musical life of St George’s which ranges from music at daily services provided by the Organists, Lay ...

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King Henry VIII and St George's

St George’s Chapel was begun in 1475 by King Edward IV and finished, just 53 years later in 1528, by King Henry VIII.  The central roof boss over the organ screen depicts Henry’s coat of arms and marks the buildings ...

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NADFAS and St George's

NADFAS and St George’s are working together to discover the location of some Garter Banners that once hung in St George’s Chapel. To find out more about how to participate in the search for lost banners click here You might like ...

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BBC 'Songs of Praise' at St George's Chapel

Recording for the BBC programme ‘Songs of Praise’ will take place in St George’s Chapel on Wednesday 4 March from 6.45 – 10.30 p.m. The recordings will be conducted by ‘Songs of Praise’ conductor Paul Leddington Wright. Please see an urgent letter from Songs ...

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No. 6 Canons' Cloister

The architectural history of the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle is one of construction and demolition. Since the later years of the reign of Henry II, when it was the location for a new royal palace, the site has evolved ...

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Festivo 2008

2008 Christmas Concerts Thursday 11 & Friday 12 December A feast of Christmas words and music for all the family performed by the Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle with Onyx Brass. Conducted by Timothy Byram-Wigfield. For further information <click here> and ...

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St George and Dead Soldier

Sunday 9th November is Remembrance Sunday At the service of Sung Mattins on 9th November the two minute silence will be observed at 11am. A painting entitled St George and Dead Soldier will be on display in St George’s Chapel from Monday ...

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Restored to Glory

Throughout the centuries, the College has witnessed a cycle of major restoration of its buildings. Our current restoration programme is the most recent of these, and already much has been achieved. Three phases of external repair have been carried out ...

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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.