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Chapel services, events, and hire

Sunday services

10am – Choral Eucharist (sung by a vocal consort)

Join us for a friendly service of the Eucharist, with readings, music, prayers, a short sermon, and the sharing of Communion. Eucharist lasts around 30 minutes, and is sung by members of the College Choir. Residential members of College, Fellows and current staff are welcome to attend this service; booking essential.

6pm – Choral Evensong with address from a guest speaker

30 minute traditional service of music, readings, and prayers. Details of the Sunday Evening Addresses can be found on the Termcards page. The service will be broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page. Residential members of College, Fellows and current staff are welcome to attend in person; booking essential.

Saturday services

Choral Evensong, 6.30pm, available only via broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page.

Weekday services

Weekday Choral Evensong on Tuesdays and Thursdays resumes this term, 6.30pm, available only via broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page.

Special services for Easter term 2021

13th May, 8.30am, Ascension Day Matins, sung from the tower. 

13th May, 6.30pm, Organ Meditations for Ascension Day. Available only via broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page.

18th May, 9.45pm, Candlelit Vigil for IDAHOBiT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia). In person attendence only; booking essential.

3rd June, 6.30pm, Organ Meditations for Corpus Christi. Available only via broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page

8th June, 9.45pm, Compline by Candlelight. Residential members of College, Fellows and current staff are welcome to attend in person; booking essential. Also available via broadcast on the Chapel Facebook page

Other Chapel Events for Easter term 2021

Sunday 23rd May, 4pm, Postgraduate Family Tea. All postgraduates and their partners and families are invited to a picnic tea on the hockey pitch. Refreshments will be provided; booking essential.

Walk and Wag. On occasional Saturday afternoons in term, join the Dean of Chapel and Pippy the beagle (and her four-legged friends) for a stroll down the river over the meadows, to escape worries and workloads. Dates will be circulated through College email; booking essential.

Reading Group. This term reading The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry by Mark Oakley. Meeting weekly during term time – all are welcome. For more information and for a copy of the book, please e-mail Assistant Chaplain, Eleanor Lancelot.

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 Dean of Chapel, to make an enquiry.

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