St Catharine's has a lively and active Chapel community that welcomes people from different backgrounds and traditions. I hope getting involved both encourages and challenges you in your faith.
You are welcome to get involved in the Chapel community to worship God, to make friends and to help change the world for the better. At the moment there are no public services in Chapel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get involved in Chapel life - watch this space for details (coming very soon!) of virtual services and other resources to keep us all connected with one another and with God, as well as resources to promote wellbeing.
When the Chapel is able to be opened again you will once again be able to come in for prayer, quiet reflection, or just some time to think - until then, please know that our prayers are just as valid wherever we are when we pray, and that as your Chaplain, I pray for the whole College community every day. Once services resume you will be able again to hear our student and girls’ choirs live, singing music from the Anglican choral tradition and beyond, and in the meantime we will upload here and share on social media a selection of 'virtual services' so that the life of the Chapel can continue, albeit rather differently from usual.
I will continue to say morning prayer every day, praying for the College community, those in need, the nation and the world. You can join me in prayer if you wish by clicking here and selecting the service you would like to follow. You are welcome to ask me to pray for something specific by emailing email@example.com.
Please do feel free to make suggestions of other resources we can provide for you during this difficult time. In the meantime, please be assured of my prayers and blessings, as always.
The Rev'd Ally Barrett
*Anglican is a general name for the Church of England and those Churches historically related to it.