The beautiful Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, which boasts the most important and magnificent timber and plaster ceiling in Britain, was the venue for this year’s Trafalgar Church Service. 92 members and guests attended to commemorate the 213th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Lord Nelson. The service was led by The Reverend Canon Anthony Howe with readings from ARNO members and hymns sung by the choir and congregation.
After the service members retired to the Garden Room, the palace’s function room, set against the backdrop of a traditional English garden. There they enjoyed good food and great company before basking in glorious sunshine whilst exploring the palace and its grounds with their own private and informative tour guides.
Hampton Court Palace, is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII. Steeped in a rich and long history there was too much to see in an afternoon but members were able to visit King Henry’s wine cellar, the lavish chambers of King William and Queen Mary and, see the famous astronomical clock. Installed in 1540 it continues to operate to this day.
To view all the photographs from this event please visit the gallery page.