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For approximately 130 years, The Chapel provided spiritual and education services for four companies housed in the Chelsea Barracks: the Grenadier, Irish, Welsh and Scots Guards.

This historic Grade II listed building provides a dynamic backdrop for events, as well as an opportunity to exhibit in dialogue with centuries-old tradition, as artworks are displayed alongside original mosaics, ceramics, and Corinthian columns. Since establishing The Garrison Chapel as a public exhibition and events space in 2021, The King’s Foundation has hosted around 30 exhibitions of diverse media, showcasing hundreds of artists and artworks, including His Majesty King Charles III's watercolors.

Simon Sadinsky, Executive Director of The King's Foundation, said:

“An opportunity arose for The King's Foundation to take up residence in The Garrison Chapel and thereby establish a presence in West London that will serve primarily as a public-facing showcase of elements of the charity’s work.

Everyone at The King's Foundation is keenly anticipating the opportunities that will arise as a result of establishing our presence at The Garrison Chapel.”


To celebrate The King's Foundation’s presence at The Garrison Chapel, a replica cast of a bronze sculpture of His Majesty The King, then the Prince of Wales- originally created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of another of His Majesty's charities, The King's Trust- was donated for permanent display by Sir Jack and Lady Petchey.

While this bust will be a permanent fixture at the Chapel, it temporarily sits alongside two other busts of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II's sculpture was originally created for the Scouts Association in 2007, and Prince Philip's to celebrate 50 years of patronage of the charity London Youth. All three busts were created by celebrated sculptor Lady Petchey. The Garrison Chapel is proud to showcase these busts alongside its rotating programme of exhibitions and it is the first time all three busts have been publicly exhibited together.

Main image credit: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2024.