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/ 26 June 2017

Two new canons installed to Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal

Two new canons installed to Her Majesty's Chapel Royal

The former Bishop of London, and the Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, recently installed two new Canons in a service at St James Palace that was attended by over 140 people.

The two new canons, the Revd Peter Galloway and the Revd Anthony Howe, are the Chaplains of the Savoy Chapel and Hampton Court Palace respectively, where they are responsible for providing chaplaincy services as part of the Ecclesiastical Household of HM The Queen.

Also in attendance were Her Royal Highness Princess Helen of Romania, and her husband His Excellency Alexander Nixon, who served as the guests of honour for the service.

The Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, Canon Paul Wright said of the new appointments:

“The Ecclesiastical Household is delighted to welcome two new Canons into these historic offices in the Chapel Royal.”

The Chapel Royal at St James Palace is open to the public, with services held throughout the year on Sunday mornings at 11:15am.

Image: Colour Court, St James’s Palace, 12 June 2017. Left to right: Paul Harrison (Director of Music), the Right Revd Peter Wheatley, the Revd Canon Paul Wright (Sub Dean of the Chapels Royal), the Right Revd Richard Chartres (Dean of the Chapels Royal), Her Royal Highness The Princess Helen of Romania, His Excellency Alexander Nixon, the Revd Canon Professor Peter Galloway (Chaplain and Deputy Priest in Ordinary, The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy), the Revd Canon Anthony Howe (Chaplain and Deputy Priest in Ordinary, the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace), the Revd Jonathan Osborne (Priest in Ordinary and Senior Chaplain, Metropolitan Police), the Revd William Whitcombe (Priest in Ordinary and Chaplain of the University of the Arts).

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