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Holy Communion in the Chapel of Knole House

Date:13th May 2018


Location:Knole House, Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent

By the kind invitation of Lord Sackville we are visiting the private chapel of Knole House, Sevenoaks, for the 11am service on Sunday 13th May.

Set in a medieval deer park, the oldest parts of Knole House were built by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, between 1456 and 1486. On Bourchier's death, the house was bequeathed to the See of Canterbury. Sir Thomas More appeared in revels there at the court of Archbishop John Morton, who died at Knole in 1500.  In 1538 the house, along with Otford Palace, was taken from Archbishop Thomas Cranmer by King Henry VIII. Knole House is now owned by the National Trust. The Chapel of Knole is in the part of the house retained as the private apartments of Lord Sackville and his family and is not generally open to the public.

The Park entrance is to the south of Sevenoaks town centre, in upper High Street [A225] opposite St Nicholas Church.  NB: The postcode to find the entrance is TN13 1HU – this is not the postal address of Knole House. The National Trust car park adjacent to the house charges £4 but is free to NT members.

For more information on where to meet and to be included in the visit it is essential to contact the branch secretaries: Mr and Mrs G E Comer on 01732 461462 or e-mail – before the end of April.

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