Services in termtime
Easter Term 2021
Please join us for a service of Vespers on Sundays at 6pm broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube. An order of service will be published below and the recordings will be available for one week.
Vespers is the sixth of the seven prayer services of the Christian day. Its name comes from the Latin vespera, which means ‘evening.’ When Thomas Cranmer created the English Prayer Book in 1549 and 1552 he combined Vespers with the night service (compline) into the service we know as Evensong. Magnificat is the Gospel Canticle of Vespers, as Nunc Dimittis is the Gospel Canticle of Compline. The service ends with a traditional antiphon (a special seasonal text, from which comes our modern word ‘anthem’) in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We are able to welcome a small congregation at the 6pm Vespers service in the Chapel and at Eucharist at 6.30pm on Thursdays. Seats must be booked here in advance.
Orders of service and links
This table shows the usual pattern of services in a 'normal' term.
|Friday||The Chapel is open for private prayer||8.15am|
Requests for prayer may be made directly to the Dean; or written in the intercessions book in the Dean’s stall at the East (altar) end of the Chapel.
Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer 1662 (& 1928) are the forms of service used. All who usually receive the sacrament are welcome to receive it here, whether Anglican or not. Anyone who does not wish to take communion can come to the altar for a blessing. Members of College customarily wear gowns at evening services.