Welcome to the Chapel at Gray’s Inn. We are open, day by day, and for services on certain Sundays in the year, to Benchers, Members, Residents, Students, and members of the public. We are a Church of England foundation, but people from all Christian denominations, and those from all faiths and none, are always welcome.
The Chapel itself is a place for quiet reflection open to all.
The Preacher (see below) is available to anyone who would like to meet with him.
On ten Sundays in the year we sing Mattins (from the Book of Common Prayer) and on two Sunday mornings there is a Choral Eucharist. Some of these are on “term-keeping” days for students. The music is uplifting, the preaching is challenging, and you are invited to join us whether you are a committed Christian or someone still seeking the right way forward.
There is also a monthly, said, Holy Communion Service, and an occasional Sung Evensong.
Details of forthcoming services, and other events in the Chapel, can be found on the “Chapel Services” page (left).
The Preacher to Gray's Inn is the Rt Revd Michael Doe. He was licensed to the post by the Bishop of London at a special service in the Chapel on 8th June 2011.
Bishop Michael Doe was born in Hampshire and graduated from Durham University in 1969. He trained for the priesthood at Ripon Hall, Oxford. He has been a parish priest on housing estate parishes in London and Oxford, Youth Secretary of the British Council of Churches, and a Canon Residentiary at Portsmouth Cathedral. In 1994 he became the first Bishop of Swindon in the Diocese of Bristol. In 2004 he moved to become General Secretary of USPG: Anglicans in World Mission, from which he retired in 2011 while remaining an assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Southwark. In 2002 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Bath. His latest book, "Saving Power - the Mission of God and the Anglican Communion", was published by SPCK in July 2011.
The post of Preacher is part-time and non-resident. The main responsibility is preaching at morning service in Chapel on twelve Sundays a year, and also conducting occasional services such as Baptisms, Marriages and Memorial Services. However, Bishop Michael is available to anyone who would like to meet with him, and his contact details are available in the confidential list of Members, or from the Treasury Office.
Click here to read the Preacher’s latest sermon.
The 2013 Mulligan Sermon is available here.