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Chapel services, events, and hire

We are pleased to welcome you to Jesus College Chapel in 2022.

Chapel services are open to College members, staff, and visitors.

Sunday services

10am – Choral Eucharist

A friendly service of the Eucharist, with readings, music, prayers, a short sermon, and the sharing of Communion. Eucharist is sung by a vocal consort of College Choral Scholars.

6pm – Choral Evensong with address from a guest speaker

A traditional service of readings, prayers, and music sung by the College Choir, and followed by drinks. Details of the Sunday Evening Addresses can be found on the Termcards page. The service will be broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page.

Saturday services

Choral Evensong on Saturday is at 6.00pm, and all are welcome to join for a short service of readings, prayers, and music sung by the Chapel Choir.

Weekday services

Morning prayer is said at 8.30am, Monday to Friday throughout term.

Choral Evensong is conducted at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout term. Join us in a short service of music and prayer for a moment of peace and reflection after the working day.

Special services for Michaelmas Term 2022

30th September, 6.15pm — Postgraduate Freshers’ Evensong
2nd October, 10.00am — First Sunday Eucharist of Term, with free brunch
2nd October, 6.00pm — First Sunday Evensong of Term, with free hot supper
4th & 6th October, 6.15pm — Undergraduate Matriculation Evensong
11th October, 9.45pm — Compline by Candlelight, followed by port and cocoa
15th October, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong with Admission and Dismissal of Choristers
25th October, 6.30pm — Choral Evensong, joint with Cambridge Chapels Youth Choir 
27th October, 6.30pm — Organ Meditations
1st November, 6.00pm — Festal Eucharist for All Saints’ Day
2nd November, 6.15pm — Requiem Eucharist for All Souls’ Day
13th November, 10.00am — Service of Remembrance Sunday
15th November, 9.45pm — Compline by Candlelight, followed by port and cocoa
20th November, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong for the Transgender Day of Remembrance
25th November, 6.15pm — Choral Evensong before the Audit Feast
27th November, 6.00pm — Advent Carol Service, entrance by ticket only
29th, 30th November & 1st December, 6.30pm — Christmas Carol Service before Christmas dinner
11th December, 5.00pm — Carol Service for Staff and Fellows
12th December, 6.00pm — Carol Service for Choir Patrons and Families

Weddings

Weddings in the College Chapel require a special licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury. It's normally only possible for current staff, students, Fellows of the College community, or alumni to get married in the Chapel.

If you're interested in getting married in the Chapel, you'll need to discuss your plans with the Dean of Chapel to help determine whether you should apply for a special licence. Please note that permission to be married in Chapel is granted separately from permission to use other facilities such as catering or room hire.

Baptisms and confirmations

Baptisms (also known as 'christenings') and confirmations are usually only possible for current students, staff members, and Fellows of the College community or their families.

Hire

You can book the Chapel for other functions, depending on the availability of the building and suitability of the purpose. Booking charges may apply. Please contact the Chapel Office to make an enquiry.

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