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St George's Chapel

Type:Church / Chapel

Chapter Office, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

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About

Take in the splendour of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, the setting for the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle in 2018, the burial place of 10 monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England.

A visit to St George’s Chapel is included in your Windsor Castle ticket or you are most welcome to attend services at St George’s Chapel, which are free to all.

St George’s Chapel is regarded as one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and is characterised by large windows and tall, slender pillars giving the impression of grace and elegance.  The chapel features remarkable examples of medieval woodwork and ironwork.  The magnificent Sovereign’s Stall, used by The Queen today, dates from the late eighteenth century.

The marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle

St George’s Chapel was the setting for the marriage of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May 2018.

The Wedding Service began at St George's Chapel at 1200. The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner, conducted the Service. The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, officiated as the couple made their marriage vows.

History of St George’s Chapel

St George’s Chapel is located on the north side of the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle.  Work on the present chapel began when Edward IV was king, in 1475.  The east end, or Quire (choir), was completed by 1484.

The magnificent stone fan vaulting that visitors can see today was added by Henry VIII, shortly afterwards.  In 1528 the chapel was finally completed, with the fan vault over the crossing.

The chapel is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest and most important orders of chivalry in the world, founded by Edward III in 1348.

Every June the Sovereign and the Knights of the Garter attend an annual service of thanksgiving in St George's Chapel, known as Garter Day.

The Windsor burial place of kings and queens

St George's Chapel is the site of a number of royal tombs and memorials.

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) and Princess Margaret are interred in a memorial chapel off the North Quire aisle.

Further tombs and memorials include those of Edward IV, Henry VI, and King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.  The sealed entrance to the vault containing the coffins of Henry VIII and Charles I is under the centre of the Quire.

Visit St George’s Chapel

St George’s Chapel is located in the north side of the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle and a visit to St George's Chapel is included in the price of an admission ticket for Windsor Castle.

Windsor Castle is a working palace and can be subject to full or partial closure so please check the Windsor Castle page for any provisional closure dates that apply to St George's Chapel.

St George's Chapel is a place of worship.  At least three services take place in the chapel every day, and worshippers are welcome to attend. 

These occur at the following times:

  • 08:30 Holy Communion
  • 10:45 Mattins and Sermon
  • 12:00 Sung Eucharist
  • 17:15 Evensong

On Sunday the Chapel is closed to visitors – all are welcome to attend services.

Guide Prices

A visit to St George's Chapel is included in the price of the Windsor Castle Admission ticket.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop on audio tour.

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Italian audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Recent Reviews:

  • Rob B
    Salt Lake City
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Awesome, Beautiful, Impressive
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    As part of the Windsor Catlin tour visit to the chapel is a must. The architecture inside and out is beautiful. The history alone of the people that have graced this hall is awe inspiring. Plan... Read full review
  • radtechtim2003
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful Church
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    Part of the Windsor Castle visit. Beautiful Church second only to Westminster Abby. In my opinion. Several staff were around to talk and answer any questions. We spent about 45 minuets here. Fun to... Read full review
  • Judith H
    Bolton, Ontario
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Queens church
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    This is a great place to visit and spend time. You can even go to a service if you like( when the queen isn’t home) not sure if this is open when the queen is home as it is on the castle estate! Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*

* Please check the Windsor Castle page for any provisional closure dates that apply to St George's Chapel (see the 'About' section for a link to the castle page).

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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