The Grosvenor Chapel
The Grosvenor Chapel

            THIS WEEK

Tuesday 21st May

9.00am Morning Prayer

12.30pm Said Eucharist

1.10pm Mayfair Organ Concert 

at St George’s

Jonathan Lee

(Trinity College, Cambridge)

J.S. Bach - Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564

J.S.Bach - Allein Gott in der

Höh sei Ehr BWV 676

C.V. Stanford - Postlude in D minor

Gaston Litaize - Lied

Healey Willan - Epilogue

 

Wednesday 22nd May

7.30am Morning Prayer  

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9.00am Morning Prayer

 

Thursday 23rd May

9.00am Morning Prayer

 

Friday 24th May

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.10am Act of Collective Worship

St George’s School (parents and carers only)

 

Sunday 26th May

11:00am Sung Eucharist –

Trinity Sunday

W.A.Mozart - Coronation Mass K317

Peter Phillips - Tibi laus, tibi gloria

J.S.Bach - Fugue in E flat BWV

552 (ii)

 

CHAPEL OPENING TIMES

The Chapel is usually open to visitors Monday - Friday during office hours.

The Chapel is also open on

Saturdays for Occasional Offices, and

Sundays for the 11am Sung Eucharist.

Weddings

I give you this ring
As a sign of our marriage.

With my body I honour you,
All that I am I give to you,
And all that I have I share with you,
Within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (from The Marriage Service)

 

The Grosvenor Chapel is not only a beautifu, elegant building, but a holy place in which to exchange wedding vows, celebrate with family and friends, and receive the blessing of God upon your marriage. It is an intimate space that speaks of God's love and works well for both large and smaller weddings. It has seen many famous weddings, including the wedding scene at the opening of the film, "Love Actually."

Legal requirements

If you are a resident of the parish (basically the boundaries of Mayfair) you can be married here after the calling of banns - the announcement of your wedding on three consecutive Sundays within the three months before the wedding both here and in the parish church of your financé(e).

 

If you are not resident in Mayfair you can still marry here if you are on the Electoral Roll (the register of regular worshippers at the Chapel), or have some connection to the Chapel. Banns are then called as outlined above. 

 

Whether you are resident in the parish or not, we hope that the Grosvenor Chapel will become your spiritual home, a place you will return to for Sunday services, special occasions, and at special times of the year. To this end, we invite you to join us on Sundays at the 11.00am Sung Eucharist as part of your preparation for the wedding. This enables you to become familiar with the Chapel, to hear the music and the choir, and to get to know the clergy and congregation. By participating in this way, the Chapel becomes not only a beautiful building, but also a significant and personal place where you can prepare spiritually for this important day in you life.  A number of meetings with the priest will also form part of this preparation, so that the celebration of your wedding is as much according to your wishes and aspirations as possible.

 

By law, weddings must take place between the hours of 9:00 and 18:00. 

 

The Church of England does permit the re-marriage of divorcees in certain circumstances. For more information click here.

 

Planning the service

This is your service and we are here to help you celebrate this sacrament in the best way possible - planning the shape, form and content of the service; understanding the spiritual and symbolic significance of the words you say, the actions you perform and the commitment you are making; creating the right atmosphere through music and liturgy for the celebration of the sacrament.

 

Our hope is for your wedding to be a profoundly personal, spiritual and emotional experience - a suitable place to declare your love for each other and to celebrate the goodness of God, that you have found each other, and that you now wish to begin a journey of mutual love as a couple together for the rest of your lives.

Music

The Grosvenor Chapel is a formal, elegant building with a reputation for fine church music in traditional style accompanied by the organ or other 'classical' ensembles.  

 

The Chapel's professional choir and organist will provide the music for your service.  You can have just the organist, organist and soloist, or organist and choir.

 

The Chapel's Director of Music, Richard Hobson  will be available to assist you in selecting suitable pieces for the wedding music, chosen from the great repertoire of western sacred music, as well as arrange the musical content of the service to make it memorable and moving for all.

 

The Church of England also provides a selection of  Hymns suitable for Weddings.

 

Readings 

At your wedding there will be an appropriate biblical reading of your choice and, if you would like, another suitable reading from another source. This might be a poem or extract from a book. To explore this further you might like to look at Readings for Weddings by Mark Oakley. The Church of England also provides a selection of suitable Biblical Readings for Weddings.

Florist

We are delighted to recommend Karina at Flowers Whisper (located next to the Chapel) tel: 07743 973704; email info@flowerswhisper.co.uk. Karina is a professional florist and  will be pleased to discuss your requirements with you.

 

Should you wish to use your own florist please co-ordinate this with the Chapel Office. Florists normally install the flowers the day before the wedding.

 

Candle-lit services

If you would like a candle-lit service, night candles can be placed around the church, but must be placed, lit and blown out by the ushers!

Rehearsal

A rehearsal is normally held in the Chapel a day or two before the wedding.

 

Receptions

The Chapel's Garden Room, suitable for smaller wedding receptions, is available to serve champagne after the service.Suitable for smaller wedding receptions, it can also be used during photographs in the neighbouring Mount Street Garden before departing to your reception venue.

 

Fees

Details of fees will be given in your wedding pack, but please note that video and sound recordings (both professional and made by guests) attract additional fees in line with the law on copyright and performers' rights.  

 

Key Contacts

 

Priest-in-Charge - The Revd Stephen Coleman

Tel: 020 7499 1684

E-mail: frstephencoleman@grosvenorchapel.org.uk

 

Chapel Administrator - Rosslyn Okumu

Tel: 020 7499 1684 

E-mail: info@grosvenorchapel.org.uk

 

Director of Music & Organist - Richard Hobson

Tel: 01923 718 870   07734 106 424

E-mail: hbsrnh@aol.com 

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