Did you know that this church was once called "Queen's Chapell?" The handwritten text on the image above comes from our church records during the reign of Britain's Queen Anne, between 1702 and her death in 1714. This church's name originally reflected the English monarch and head of the Anglican Church, and the name changed based on the monarch's gender.
Join the History Program in returning to the notion of the church as "Queen's Chapel" through our March programming this Women's History Month.
Despite the official powers yielded by Queen Mary II and Queen Anne, women at King's Chapel did not have a voice in the church's leadership until the 1920s and could not be elected as church leaders until the 1940s. Yet, women have played a crucial role in this site's history and in their communities since the church's founding.
Uncover the stories and legacies of twelve women connected to King's Chapel over the past 335 years through the online exhibit Queen's Chapel: Women's History at King's Chapel. Be sure to visit the final page of the exhibit, where you'll have the opportunity to share a story of an influential woman in your own life or in King's Chapel's more recent history.
King's Chapel History Program
Dive deeper into King's Chapel's 337 year history on the History Program blog.