News: New Chaplain to HM The Queen

The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite, Sub Dean and Precentor of Guildford Cathedral, has been appointed Chaplain to HM The Queen.

I was touched and honoured to be appointed as an Honorary Chaplain to HM The Queen. Chaplains are members of the monarch’s Ecclesiastical Household. Centuries ago they followed the king or queen around the royal palaces officiating at services; today, the duties are restricted to preaching once a year in the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, and attending the occasional function. Chaplains also wear the distinctive scarlet cassock associated with royal foundations: I am not sure how this will blend with my colleagues in Guildford terracotta! We shall see.

Canon Thistlethwaite


Added Tuesday 2nd September 2014