Welcome to the Chapel at Gray’s Inn.
The Chapel is open upon request to all faiths for prayer and quiet contemplation (please contact one of our security staff for access). Socially distanced services are running this Autumn.
The history of Chapel is as old as the Inn itself; there has been a chapel and Chaplain (later renamed Preacher) on the same site since 1315. Preacher Bishop Michael Doe is available to anyone who would like to meet with him. Christopher Bowers-Broadbent is the Chapel’s organist and choirmaster.
We are a Church of England foundation, but people from all Christian denominations, and those from all faiths and none, are always welcome. Services are held on certain Sundays during the year (see below).
The Chapel is a place for quiet reflection open every day from Monday to Friday, 11am to 6pm, except when Hall is closed. Details of these closures can be found on the Find Us page.
Services and events
Please see the Inn’s events for details of upcoming services and events.
Physical distancing will be in place at all services. Choral services will be led by a cantor until choir and congregational singing can be resumed. Holy Communion will be in one kind, with communicants standing in a socially-distanced queue to receive.
Sunday services will also be available online via Zoom - please register to receive a link to watch the service online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS)
Sunday lunch is not currently available.
Morning Service Choral
On ten Sundays per year we sing Mattins (from the Book of Common Prayer) and on two Sunday mornings there is a Choral Eucharist.
If you would like to attend lunch following Mattins, booking for:
- Members of Hall, Masters of the Bench and students is via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS)
Holy Communion Service
There is a monthly said Holy Communion Service and an occasional Sung Evensong. The music is uplifting, the preaching is challenging, and you are invited to join us.
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