Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London

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The Queen's Chapel of St John the Baptist in the Precinct of the Savoy, or the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, is a church dedicated to St John the Baptist, located just south of the Strand, London, next to the Savoy Hotel.


It sits on the site of the Savoy Palace, once owned by John of Gaunt, that was destroyed in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Work was begun on the building in 1502 by King Henry VII and it received its first charter to operate as a hospital foundation in 1512 to look after 100 poor and needy men of London. The hospital had fallen into ruin by the late 18th century; only the chapel survived the consequent demolition, which enabled the construction of an approach road at the north of first Waterloo Bridge.


The chapel is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and as such is a royal peculiar, not being under the jurisdiction of a bishop, but under that of the reigning monarch.


The church is the chapel of the Royal Victorian Order, although since the number of the members of the Order exceeded the width of the chapel their gathering takes place at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle.


It is designated as a Grade II* listed building.
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  • It’s a little difficult to find situated in a narrow lane off Savoy Hill running between the Embankment and Strand in the vicinity of goods access to the Savoy hotel. The current stone building dates....  more »
  • Attended the Choral Eucharist on Advent Sunday, an absolute delight! The service took place in beautiful surroundings, following the Book of Common Prayer format, and the music and singing was...  more »
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  • A quite place to take some time out and reflect. Art decors around the building are stunning and amazing.
  • A great place to take some time out. If open they let you sit in the beautiful chapel. The churches across London are the hidden gems which like parks make space to breathe in the busy hubbub of life.

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