LETTER:Preacher to the people at St James's

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Sir: It is good news to know that a woman priest has been appointed as a chaplain to the Queen, but JoJo Moyes (2 March) is wrong in saying that the appointment involves taking private services for the Royal Family at St James's Palace. The services in the royal chapel are open to the public. All the royal chaplain does is to preach there once a year, and the Queen is very seldom in London on a Sunday. In my ten years as a royal chaplain I never knew her Majesty to be present.

Canon John Grimwade

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

The writer was Chaplain to the Queen, 1980-1990

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