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Chapel Services

This page will give you all the information you need to join in with Chapel service this term, whether those are livestreamed, zoom, in person, or pre-recorded.

Lent Term 2021

Services this term will use the full variety of approaches available to us, to enable as many people as possible to find comfort and hope through beautiful music, prayer, and connecting with others. Some services will include an in person element (for those living in College), while others will be livestreamed (youtube) interactive online (zoom) or on pre-recorded video (youtube). Full details will be posted here shortly. 

Night Songs (Thursdays at 9.30pm, starting on 21st January) 

A late evening candlelit service, streamed to youtube from the College Chapel each Thursday during termtime at 9.30pm, Night Songs is based on the ancient service of 'Compline' and features simple music, primarily plainchant. At St Catharine's, we frame the service with additional musical items to offer space and time for reflection and relaxation at the end of the day. 
A link to join online will be posted shortly.
Members of the College community who are in College this term may book a place to attend in person by emailing the Chaplain

Evensong (Sundays at 6.30pm, starting on 24th January) 

Normally sung by the Chapel choir, this term the service will be led by a small group of staff and students who are resident in College, minimising any risk by keeping much greater distance between singers even than last term, keeping the service shorter than usual, and forgoing an in-person congregation; nevertheless there will still be music, candlelight, prayers and readings, and a short reflection on scripture that we can take with us into the coming week.  
This term we will aim to hold the service over zoom, with the service being led from the College chapel, but enabling contributions (such as readings and prayers) from those who are not in College; all are welcome to attend (and you are equally welcome whether or not you choose to participate actively in the service).
The service will be followed by some social time for those who are able to stay. 
A link to join online will be posted shortly. 

Morning Prayer

In the mean time you are welcome to join the Chaplain and others from the Chapel Community for morning prayer (8.30am, Monday to Friday) over zoom:
Join zoom service
Meeting ID: 871 3518 6568
Passcode: 245139
You can find the order of service here.

Special Occasions this term

Ash Wednesday (17th February) marks the beginning of the season of Lent. We will offer an extended morning prayer that day, and a reflective video service will be available later in the day, including specially recorded music from the choir (recorded in isolation and brought together through the wonders of technology). 

Services from Michaelmas Term

Please find below clickable links enabling you to watch a selection of services from Michaelmas Term 2020, via the College's youtube channel.  

A Festival of Carols and Readings 
A compilation of highlights from Advent and Christmas services in Chapel together with seasonal images and words to all the congregational carols so you can join in at home,

St Catharine's College Girls' Choir - Carol Service
Monday 14th December
Watch Online
Download the service sheet

A Service of Carols and Readings
Thursday 3rd December at 6.30pm (livestreamed)
watch online  
download the service sheet 

Sunday Reflection - Sunday 29th November
Music, word and image for Advent Sunday
watch online

Night Songs - Thursday 26th November
Music for the ending of the day
watch online

Commemoration of Benefactors' Service - Wednesday 25th November 
Music, words and images for St Catharine's Day
watch online

Sunday Reflection  Sunday 22nd November
music, words and images for St Cecilia's day
watch online (available from 5pm on 22nd November)

Night Songs  Thursday 19th November
Music for the ending of the day
Watch online (available from 10pm on 19th November)

Sunday Reflection Sunday 15th November
Music, words and pictures reflecting on Psalm 8
watch online (available from 5pm on Sunday 15th November)

Night Songs from 12th November
Watch online

Choral Evensong from Sunday 8th November at 5pm
Watch online

Night Songs from 5th November 
Watch online.