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The Chapel and Prayer

The Chapel is part of the mid-18th century west wing of the House and was originally intended to be a dining room.

In the 1870s it was radically altered with the floor being lowered and the entrance changed. It was redecorated in the pre-Raphaelite style and boasts impressive William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones designs. Today it continues to be used for occasional services, evensong and organ practice. 

Click on the images below to see some of the impressive detail.

The Castle Howard Chaplain is the Rev'd Douglas Robertson 

Contact: 07778 141884 or email

Chapel Services

In line with the advice received from the UK Government and the Church of England, we are temporarily suspending our chapel serivces.

A prayer for all those affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our Chaplain:

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

In Christ Jesus our Lord.


   When the House was open, over 100 prayers were left each week in the Prayer Box in the Chapel. Those prayers were regularly prayed by our Chaplain, Revd. Douglas Robertson. 

Even though the Chapel is currently closed, along with the rest of the House, the Chapel remains a place of prayer and we would like to offer you the opportunity to submit prayers to be prayed in the Chapel. Submitted prayers would be prayed each week in the Chapel by our Chaplain. 

If you wish to submit prayers please email Prayers can simply state 'Please pray for...' Your anonymity will be respected, and for reasons of confidentiality, if you wish for the Chaplain to pray for an individual please only state the individual's first name.

Please RSVP to if you wish to attend any Chapel services.

More services will be planned through the year, and posted here once confirmed.  

Please note the Chapel is not wheelchair accessible. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.