At the insistence of Henry VIII, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer very regretfully handed over beautiful Knole, the house and deer park being the possession of the See of Canterbury. Although Knole is now owned by the National Trust, its Chapel is in the part of the house retained as the private apartments of Lord Sackville and his family and is not open to the general public.
We are invited to join the regular worshippers in the private chapel at Knole for Prayer Book Holy Communion at 10.45 for 11am on 11th June. Please bring your own copy of the Prayer Book if possible.
As numbers are limited, this event is open to PBS members only and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. If you wish to attend please indicate ASAP by contacting the branch secretaries, Mr & Mrs Comer on 01732 461 462 or e-mail .
Knole Park entrance is to the south of Sevenoaks town centre, in upper High Street [the A225] opposite St Nicholas Church. NB: The postcode to find the entrance is TN13 1HX.
Please be at the entrance to the stable yard no later than 10:45 – this is the archway facing you going downhill on the path to the left of the house and set back from the main frontage – from where you will be directed to the Chapel.
A little further down the same path is the Brewhouse Courtyard where cloakrooms are to the right and to the left the pleasant Brewhouse Cafe which serves hot and cold food.
NB: There is no charge for the Chapel service but please note that the National Trust car park is for admission by ticket holders only. To use the car park it is essential to pre-book admission tickets for every person in your vehicle either on the NT website under “Book a visit” or by phoning 03442 491 895. NT members can book free of charge.
The Outdoor & Tower ticket includes entry to the Gatehouse Tower, Brewhouse Café, shops, courtyards, facilities and use of the car park in the heart of Knole Park. Visitors should choose a Showrooms, Outdoor & Tower ticket if they wish to visit the historic showrooms after the service. Parking is included with all admission tickets but there is no longer a parking only ticket.
There is no charge to enter Knole Park on foot.