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Chapel services, events, and hire

Sadly, due to coronavirus restrictions, members of the public are not currently able to join Chapel services in person. Instead, Evensong is live-streamed from the Chapel facebook page.  

Members of Jesus College are warmly invited to join both our Sunday and weekday services. Please pre-book using Eventbrite

Sunday services

Sunday services are held during term time at the following times:

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

This short service of Holy Communion with hymns, a sermon, and a small choir, lasts about 45 minutes and is followed by breakfast. All those accustomed to receiving communion in their own churches are welcome to do so in the College Chapel.

6pm – Choral Evensong (sung by men and women)

The address at this service is generally given by a guest speaker. Details of the Sunday Evening Addresses can be found on the Chapel Card.

Weekday services

Weekday services are held daily during term time at the following times:

Morning Prayer 

8.30am – Monday-Friday
15 minute spoken service, with Bible readings and prayers.

Choral Evensong 

6.30pm – Tuesday (sung by men and women), Thursday, and Saturday (sung by lower voices and boys)
45 minute traditional service of music, readings, and prayers, with a world class choir.

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 one of the College Clergy, 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 on dean-of-chapel@jesus.cam.ac.uk to make an enquiry.

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