Services & Music

Services open to the public from Monday 26 September are as follows:

Sunday: 8.30am Holy Communion. *10.45am Sung Mattins. *12 noon Sung Eucharist. *5.15pm Evensong.

Monday to Saturday: 8.00am Holy Communion, *5.15pm Evensong (said on Wednesdays).

*Sung by the Chapel Choir in term time.

SERVICE DETAILS: 

    Sunday 4 December to Saturday 17 December

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    Sunday 27 November to Saturday 10 December

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Services
    Are you open for services? You are welcome to attend a service.  Details are as listed above and on our diary pages here. Services are free and do not require a ticket.  Please be at King Henry VIII gate (the visitor exit) 15 minutes before the start time of the service.

    Will there be music at the services? The Chapel Choir normally sings 6 days a week (not on Wednesdays) during term time. Details of the music for each service can be found using the PDF download above.
    How will we celebrate the sharing of The Peace? In a manner that will maintain social distancing, so verbally.
    What hand sanitisation facilities do you offer? Hand sanitising dispensers are available at the entrance & exit for those attending services.
    Are there any parts of the Chapel normally used for services which are closed? The majority of services are now being held in the Quire, with some in the Nave.
    Are you open for private prayer? During Windsor Castle opening hours on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the Chapel is available for private prayer (Windsor Castle admission charges apply).
    Are your lavatories open? St George’s Chapel does not have lavatories, however during Windsor Castle opening hours, facilities on the North Terrace and near the café are available, and a Changing Places facility is available on Engine Court.

    General Visiting
    Are you open for visitors? When Windsor Castle is open, our visiting hours are normally Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Access to the Chapel may be limited after 2.30pm due to the current high number of visitors.
    How do I find out if there is availability to visit? Find opening times for Windsor Castle here.
    How do I book online? / How do I book my tickets for today? / Can I buy tickets on the same day?
    You can book an advance ticket for a visit to Windsor Castle to include St George’s Chapel here.
    For tickets purchased on the day, 1-Year pass holders or Advantage Card holders, please check the Royal Collection website for current terms.
    What hand sanitisation facilities do you offer? Hand sanitising dispensers are available at the main entrance (South Door) and at the Chapel exit.
    Are there any parts of the Chapel normally open to visitors which are closed? Not at the moment, but we reserve the right to change this at short notice should the need arise.
    Where can I leave my pushchair? You will be able to take a pushchair around the Chapel with you.
    Will the archives display be accessible? It is possible to view the archives display.  The current display in the South Quire Aisle includes items and information regarding 100th anniversary of the decade long restoration of St George’s Chapel in the 1920s.
    Are your lavatories open? St George’s Chapel does not have lavatories although facilities are available on the North Terrace and near the café of Windsor Castle, and a Changing Places facility is available on Engine Court during Castle opening hours.
    Can I leave a written prayer? Yes, at the eastern end of the South Quire Aisle.
    Can I light a candle? Yes, a limited number of candle stands are available.
    Can I stop and take time for private prayer outside services? Yes.
    Will there be adequate disabled access/facilities? There will be no change to current disabled access. Wheelchair entry will continue via the North Door, and ramps are available.
    Will I be expected to adhere to a time limit for my visit to the Chapel? Only as closing time approaches but if numbers are large leading to crowding, we will encourage you to keep moving to be fair to all.
    What do I do if I become unwell during my visit? Please speak to any member of the Chapel Staff.
    Can I visit with a St George’s Chapel Friends Pass? Please enter via the Castle Admissions Centre and be prepared to queue. Admission will only be granted if there is capacity within the Castle.
    Will the Café be open? There is not a café at St George’s Chapel, however the Undercroft Café located near to Windsor Castle State Apartments, is open.
    Will I be asked to leave if I fail to follow the Chapel guidelines? Yes. The safety of our staff and visitors is our priority.

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