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Chapel Services

This term, we are planning a combination of live in-person, livestreamed, and pre-recorded services, in order to enable as many people as possible to participate.  

This page will show you all the main services taking place this term, and:

  • how to book a ticket to attend in person (current students, Fellows and staff only - unfortunately we are not able to have visitors in College at the moment), for those services with a live congregation (Sunday Eucharist, Luminaria, Choral Evensong)
  • how to attend online, for those services being streamed (Choral Evensong, Luminaria, Night Songs)
  • how to download a pdf Order of Service 
  • how to watch pre-recorded special services (links will be added nearer the time)

Choral Services this week

 

Sunday 25th October, 10am: Sunday Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Preacher: The Chaplain
Attend in-person only: current students, Fellows and staff are welcome to pre-book a ticket, or turn up on the day, subject to capacity

Sunday 25th October, 5pm: Choral Evensong

Address: Lady Welland (Fellow Commoner, 2020)
This service is part of the College's marking of Black History Month, and will also include the premiere of a new anthem by James Welland: a setting of 'God be in my head' (Sarum Book of Hours) drawing on a Yoruba sacred melody.
Attend in-person: current students, Fellows and staff are welcome to pre-book a ticket, or turn up on the day, subject to capacity
Attend online
Download the Order of service 

NB There is no Luminaria service on 27th October (due to half term)

Thursday 29th October, 10pm: Night Songs

Attend online 
Download the Order of Service

Sunday 1st November, 11am: Choral Matins
(please note the later start time, and that this service is livestreamed only)

Preacher: The Chaplain
livestream link - pending
Download Service sheet - pending

Sunday 1st November - Reflective Service for All Souls

This service will be a pre-recorded video available on YouTube from 5pm. 
(The pre-recorded service will not include reading the names of the departed; the Chaplain will be in Chapel at 5pm to read the names and light a candle for each one. If you would like someone to be remembered, please email the Chaplain).

Tuesday 3rd November, 6.30pm: Luminaria

Attend in-person: current students, Fellows and staff are welcome to pre-book a ticket, or turn up on the day, subject to capacity
Attend online - link pending
Download the Order of service - pending

Thursday 5th November, 10pm: Night Songs

Attend online 
Download the Order of Service

Sunday 8th October, 10am: Sunday Eucharist (Holy Communion)
with Act of Remembrance

Preacher: The Chaplain
Attend in-person only: current students, Fellows and staff are welcome to pre-book a ticket, or turn up on the day, subject to capacity

Sunday 8th November, 5pm: Choral Evensong

Address: Lady Welland (Fellow Commoner, 2020)
Attend in-person: current students, Fellows and staff are welcome to pre-book a ticket, or turn up on the day, subject to capacity
Attend online
Download the Order of service - link pending

There will also be an Act of Remembrance on 11th November at 11am in Main Court.

Here's a bit more about each of the main services:

  • Luminaria (Tuesdays, 6.30pm) is a short but very beautiful candlelit service sung by our amazing Girls' choir. It is framed by two ancient hymns, sung in the original Greek to plainsong melodies. Many people who attend do so because it feels like a timeless and relaxing end to the working day. 
  • The Sunday Eucharist (Sundays, 10am) is a simple service of Holy Communion, with a short sermon and music from the choir. It is followed by the opportunity to have brunch in the dining hall. 
  • Choral Evensong (Sundays, 5pm) brings the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer (the Church of England's founding prayer book since the sixteenth century) through music, readings, and a thought-provoking sermon. 
  • Night Songs (Thursdays, 10pm) is based on the ancient monastic service of Compline, and with candle light and beauitful music from the Chapel Choir and college musicians, it's a perfect end to the day.  This is a livestreamed event, so you are welcome to watch it from the comfort of your own room (or bed!) - we also recommend a comforting cup of hot chocolate (download the Chaplain's recipe here)

The Term Card & music list includes all the services with details of the music, for the whole term, so that you can look head; please note that due to the panedmic there may be changes to chapel services and music. We will aim to keep this page up to date with any changes.  

We look forward to seeing you in Chapel and on youtube.