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The Chapel

The College Chapel

Completed in 1886, the College Chapel is housed in one of the most spectacular university buildings in the world. The beautiful gilded chapel includes bas-reliefs by Ceccardo Fucigna and a fine 3-manual organ.


Today, the Chapel remains a place of worship and a focal point for the College community. It is non-denominational and a variety of services and events are held regularly including Choral Evensong from the 1662 prayer book, Compline and Catholic masses, with music usually playing a central role.

Royal Holloway is also believed to be the only university in the UK that still maintains a tradition of sung morning services.

The College has a vibrant community of many faiths. Our Muslim Prayer Room is located in Wetton's Annexe in the North Campus - a minute's walk from Founder's Building across the A30 footbridge. Find out more

Graduation ceremonies


Royal Holloway holds two graduation events twice a year, in July and December. The Chapel plays a key role in these unique celebrations.

Graduation dates


The Chaplaincy and Governing Body of Royal Holloway, University of London are delighted to inform current students, staff, alumni, and children of current long-standing staff of Royal Holloway of the opportunity to get married in the Chapel.

We welcome enquiries from those who are considering a Christian wedding in our beautiful chapel. We will endeavour to place your special day into the ongoing life of the College and our community.

Get married in the Chapel



Chapel services

Chapel services are term-time only and are open to the College community and to members of the public.


Sunday Evening Services
6pm Evening Worship, an ecumenical service. 
7.30pm Roman Catholic Mass

Morning prayer
8:45am Monday - Friday (with Choir Mon-Thurs).  This is a 15 minute service to begin the day, with music, readings and reflection.

Lunchtime Holy Communion
12:30pm Thursday, led by the Anglican Chaplain.

Choral Evensong

6:15pm Thursday, a traditional sung service from the Book of Common Prayer, sung by the Chapel Choir

Lunchtime Catholic Mass 12:30pm Friday, led by the Catholic Chaplain


Further details on our services can be found on our weekly pew sheet in the Chapel and on Facebook


The Choir

Midweek Music


The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered to be one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain.


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