Monday, February 27, 2012
The Savoy Chapel
The Savoy Chapel (The Queen’s Chapel Of The Savoy) in central London.
We visited The Savoy Chapel on September 13, 2007.
The Savoy Chapel is property of The Crown and operates as a Royal Peculiar.
In Evelyn Waugh’s novel, “Brideshead Revisited”, the characters Julia and Rex are forced to convene their nuptials in The Savoy Chapel once the Marchmain family learns, to its horror, that Rex has been married and divorced—with the result that Julia must be deprived of a society wedding, and the ceremony held in a modest Church Of England venue rather than a suitably-grand Roman Catholic edifice such as The Brompton Oratory.
The single entrance to The Savoy Chapel is exceedingly nondescript. Even The Sovereign must use what looks like a tradesmen’s entrance to gain access to The Savoy Chapel.