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The Chapel

Non-denominational worship and a focal point for the university community, in a spectacular gilded chapel.

Housed in one of the most spectacular university buildings in the world, and completed in 1886, the beautiful gilded chapel includes bas-reliefs by Ceccardo Fucigna and a fine three-manual organ.

Many faiths

The Chapel is both a place of worship and a focal point for the Royal Holloway community - for example, for the graduation ceremony. 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. We take advantage of the amazing acoustics in the chapel, and Royal Holloway maintains a tradition of daily sung morning services. As far as we know, we are the only university in the UK that does.

The chapel choir is one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the country its scholars funded by Banco Santander, and giving about 50 concerts a year.

Our Muslim Prayer Room is located in the North Campus - a minute's walk from Founder's Building. There’s prayer and washing facilities for men and women.

Find out how we support many faiths

Weddings

Alumni, current students, staff and children of current long-standing staff may have a Christian wedding in our beautiful chapel.

Email chapelweddings@royalholloway.ac.uk

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