The Chapel

The College Chapel is a place of worship with an open and inclusive ethos, as well as being used for many other purposes by the College community such as musical rehearsals and concerts, meetings and lectures, plays and other artistic events, social events and dinners.

The main services of the week in full term are on Thursday and Sunday evenings. The Thursday service is at 6.15pm and the Sunday service at 6pm. Both are based on the traditional Anglican service of Choral evensong and are led by the Chaplain, the Revd Dr Elizabeth Pitkethly. The services include excellent music by the college’s magnificent choir, a psalm, two readings from the Bible, some prayers, two hymns and on Sundays there is also a short sermon (ten minutes).

During full term there are also two services of Holy Communion: at 9am on Sundays, followed by an informal breakfast in the Chaplain’s room, and at 12.30pm on Thursdays. These services last for approximately 25 minutes.

All services are open to members and staff of the college and to their guests and other visitors to the college. Full details of all services for each term, including special services such as those for Advent, may be found on the Chapel Term Card, copies of which are also available in Chapel at the start of each term.

College members, alumni and staff and their families are welcome to direct enquiries about baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals to the Chaplain.

Protocols on the use of the Chapel are available here.