Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks

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The Royal Military Chapel, St. James Park, known as the Guards Chapel, is the religious home of the Household Division at the Wellington Barracks in London. Constructed between 1839–40 in the style of a Grecian temple and restored in the 1870s,[1] the chapel was bombed during the Blitz in 1940/1941.

The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is situated adjacent to the chapel.[2]

World War II attacks[edit]

On Sunday 18 June 1944 the chapel was hit again, this time by a V1 during the morning service, the explosion of the V1 collapsed the concrete roof onto the congregation, with 121 killed and 141 injured persons (military and civilians).

Using the memorials from the old chapel as foundations,[1] in the 1960s it was rebuilt in a modern style; in 1970 it was given Grade II* listed status.[3]



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Coordinates: 51°30′01″N 0°08′08″W / 51.5003°N 0.1356°W / 51.5003; -0.1356