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Chapel services, events, and hire

We are pleased to welcome you to Jesus College Chapel.

Chapel services are open to College members, staff, their guests, 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 is usually 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 Lent Term 2023

13th January, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong for the Alumni Reunion Dinner
15th January, 10.00am — First Sunday Eucharist of Term, with free brunch
15th January, 6.00pm — First Sunday Evensong of Term, with free hot supper
17th January, 6.30pm — Choral Evensong for Refreshers' Week
24th January, 9.45pm — Compline by Candlelight, followed by port and cocoa
28th January, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong with Admission and Dismissal of Choristers
31st January, 6.30pm — Choral Evensong, joint with Stockport Grammar School Choir
2nd February, 6.15pm — Festal Eucharist for Candlemas
3rd February, 6.15pm — Choral Evensong for the St Radegund Feast
12th February, 6.00pm — John Hughes Arts Festival Evensong
16th February, 6.30pm — Organ Meditations
22nd February, 6.15pm — Choral Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, with the imposition of ashes
4th March, 6.00pm — Choral Evensong, joint with Academia Musica (Hereford Sixth Form College Choir)
7th March, 9.45pm — Compline by Candlelight, followed by port and cocoa
12th March, 6.00pm — Service of Music and Readings for Lent and Passiontide
17th March, 6.15pm — Commemoration of Benefactors


Weddings in the College Chapel require a special licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury. It's normally only possible for current staff, students, Fellows and alumni of the College 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 immediate families.


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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