Our services are open to the public and we welcome anyone who would like to attend, regardless of belief.

The Charterhouse Chapel is still an active place of worship as well as being of historic interest. There is a small regular congregation of residents, staff and local people attending services throughout the week led by the Preacher Cannon Ann Clarke.

Visitors are warmly welcomed to attend services.

Monday to Saturday

  • 08.00 Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
  • 17.30 Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)
  • Special Feasts and Weekday Eucharists  (Common Worship)


  • 10.00 Holy Eucharist

Please use the Gatehouse entrance if you are attending regular services, but the Museum entrance will be used for special services and events in the Chapel.

Denomination: Church of England


Charterhouse is a Peculiar, meaning that it’s overseen by an Ordinary (who is the Master and Chief Executive), rather than the Bishop. In practice, the chapel priest (the Preacher) is appointed by the Governors and is licensed by the Bishop of London with permission to officiate outside the walls of the Charterhouse.

Baptisms, marriage blessings and memorial services

We hold baptisms, marriage blessings, and memorial services in our Chapel. Because the Chapel is a Peculiar, weddings can only be conducted if at least one of the participants lives and/or works at the Charterhouse or has previously lived or worked here. Regular members of the Chapel congregation may also qualify.

We do hold a licence to conduct civil marriages in other parts of the Charterhouse, and they are conducted by the Islington Borough registrar. The Chapel can used for a service of blessing following a civil wedding and is conducted by the Preacher.

For further information on baptisms, wedding blessings, and memorial services please contact the Preacher, and for civil marriages and wedding venues please contact Venue Hire.

Music in the Chapel

The Chapel is on the London Diocesan list of music venues and is available to musicians both for rehearsal and for performance. We have an active programme of music that includes monthly Choral Evensongs, a Requiem Mass on All Souls’ Day, and a Christmas Carol Concert.

Please contact the Preacher for further information.

The Charterhouse Chapel interior

Give to our Chapel Fund

Donate to the Chapel Fund to help us ensure the Chapel remains an active element of the daily rhythm of life at the Charterhouse and a key aspect of our outreach.

Give to our Chapel Fund

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