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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, subject to changing College and government restrictions. Please check-in on arrival using the NHS app or manually and wear a facemask if you able to, to keep our community safe and open.

Sunday services

10am – Choral Eucharist

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.

6pm – Choral Evensong with address from a guest speaker

A traditional service of readings, prayers, and music sung by the College Choir. Evensong lasts for around 30 minutes and is followed by drinks, subject to relevant guidelines. 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 Easter Term 2022

24th April, 10.00am — First Sunday Eucharist of Term with free brunch
24th April, 6.00pm — First Sunday Evensong of Term with free hot supper
17th May, 9.45pm — Vigil for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBiT) followed by port and cocoa
20th May, 6.15pm — Choral Evensong before the Summer Feast
26th May, 8.30am — Choral Mattins for Ascension Day in Second Court
26th May, 6.15pm — Festal Eucharist for Ascension Day
29th May, 6.00pm — Choral Eucharist with Baptism and Confirmation
31st May. 6.30pm — Choral Evensong sung by the Cambridge Chapels Youth Choir
2nd June, 6.30pm — Organ Meditations
4th June, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
5th June, 6.00pm — Festal Evensong for Pentecost
11th June, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong with Admission and Dismissal of Choristers
14th June, 9.45pm — Compline by Candlelight followed by port and cocoa 
16th June, 6.15pm — Festal Eucharist for Corpus Christi
28th June, 6.15pm — Choral Evensong for Graduands
2nd July, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong for Donors and Old Member’s Reunion

Other Chapel events for Easter Term 2022

Iftar Buffet — Wednesday 27th April, 8.15

All are most welcome, of any faith or none, to come together from 8.15pm in the Bawden and Bain Rooms for the breaking of the daily Ramadan fast and a chance explore the traditions of Islam.

College Getaway: Wimpole Hall and Farm — Saturday 7th May,10.30am – 2.30pm

Explore the beautiful house and grounds of one of East Anglia’s historic homes, with a home farm and café lunch. Places are limited; contact the Dean of Chapel for more details.

Lag B’Omer — Wednesday 18th May

An evening in the Master's Garden of bonfire and barbecues observing one of the most festive days in the Jewish calendar.

Pippy and Popsicles — Wednesdays 25th May to 15th June, 4pm

Take a break during exams and recharge, by popping out to see Pippy the Welfare Dog outside the Roost. She will be joined by the Dean and JCSU Welfare Officers, who are happy to chat and feed you ice creams!

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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