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Chapel services

Everyone is welcome to come to Chapel services. Please find below information on the coming days' services (including how to attend online), a list of the regular weekly services, and the special services planned for this term. 

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Find out about this term's Evensong sermon series

Tuesday 4 October, 6.30pm
Luminaria
Sung by the Girls' choir
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Thursday 6 October, 9.30pm
Night Songs

Sung by the Chapel Choir
Followed by port / juice

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Sunday 9 June, 10am
Choral Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Sung by the Chapel Choir (in person only)
Followed by brunch

Sunday 9 June, 6pm
Choral Evensong

sung by the Chapel Choir
Preacher: The Chaplain
The Chaplain will begin our sermon series answering the question 'who are we?' by reflecting on the ways that the College community re-imagines itself each year, and our own individual roles in creating that community. 
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Tuesday 11 October, 6.30pm
Luminaria
Sung by the Girls' choir
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Thursday 13 October, 9.30pm
Night Songs

Sung by the Chapel Choir
Followed by port / juice

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Sunday 16 June
Choral Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Sung by the Chapel Choir (in person only)
Followed by brunch

Sunday 16 June, 6pm
Choral Evensong

sung by the Chapel Choir
Preacher: The Rev'd Dr Ayla Lepine
Ayla will continue our sermon series answering the question 'who are we?' by reflecting on the new painting above the altar, a self-portrait of the 17th century female artist Artemesia Gentileschi, as St Catharine. 
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Regular services (during Term)

Luminaria is a beautiful, candlelit service, sung by our Girls' Choir.
It takes place on Tuesdays (except during the school half term) at 6.30pm

Night Songs takes place on most Thursdays at 9.30pm
It features music from the Chapel Choir and performances by College musicians, and is followed by port/juice

Choral Evensong takes place on Sundays at 6pm, and includes music from the Chapel Choir and an address (usually from a guest preacher). It is followed by prosecco/juice. 

Holy Communion takes place on Sundays at 10am, including music from the Chapel Choir, and followed by brunch in the dining hall.

Friday
The Christian Union prayer breakfast takes place on Fridays at 8am in Chapel. 

Coming to Chapel

Can anyone come?
Yes!  Everyone is welcome in the College Chapel, and you can come as you are. We aim to make the Chapel safe and welcoming for everyone. 
We are currently working on a better and more permanent solution to enable step free access between the antechapel and chapel.

Where can I sit?
At Evensong, the back row of the block of seating nearest the archway is set aside for Fellows, but there are plenty of others seats, At all other services you can sit wherever you like, other than in the choir stalls (the block of seats nearerst the altar). 
If you find the seating uncomfortable due to a health condition or disability you're are very welcome to make use of the more comfy chairs on either side of the aisle.  There are also blankets available when it's chilly.

Is there a dress code?
You don't have to dress up in especially formal clothes to come to Chapel, though some people choose to; you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. Some people like to wear a gown, especially if they're going on to a formal hall afterwards, but you don't have to. It's usual to wear a gown if you are doing one of the readings at Evensong (there's a spare one in Chapel if you volunteer at the last minute or if you don't have your own). Fellows usually wear gowns to Sunday evensong. 

Can I get more involved?
Yes, absolutely!  Both Sunday services need people to read the readings, and you can also offer to lead intercessions (prayers), light candles, help welcome people, give out service sheets, and more. You don't have to be religious to help out in Chapel, and volunteers are always welcome. If you volunteer to be the duty 'chapel warden' at Choral Evensong (which involves reading, lighting candles, giving out service sheets and pouring drinks), you get a free dinner afterwards!
We're also looking for people to join the small 'eco church' working group that is looking at ways for the Chapel to develop its sustainability and ecotheology work.