The Chapel was built for the worship of God, in a time when Christianity was the norm in the city and university. This religious tradition remains part of the College’s historical identity. In today’s multi-faith, multi-cultural society, all members of the College, whatever their religious beliefs, are welcome to use the Chapel for quiet and reflection, or to attend Chapel services and events. No-one should feel excluded. It is not necessary to be a committed member of any branch of Christianity, or any other religion, to attend Chapel — and enjoy the music or the silence — with integrity. It is always open during the daytime and evening. There are usually ten services a week in term time, three of which are enriched by our renowned College Choir. The College Dean, the Revd Dr Cally Hammond, normally officiates at services but the College welcomes several visiting preachers per term.
There are many other Chaplains in the University. You can find more details on the University website of Chaplains of many faiths, including Judaism, Islam and different denominations of Christianity.
Services in the Easter Term 2021
The last communion service at noon on Thursdays will be this week, 20th May; from 27th May there will be a choral service at 6.30pm.
From Sunday 23rd May we are able to welcome a small congregation at the 6pm Vespers service in the Chapel and at Eucharist at 6.30pm on Thursdays. There are just seven seats available at each service which must be booked here in advance.
Special services this term