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Hilary Term 2015 Chapel Services

Welcome to the Chapel.

All College members and their guests are invited to attend Chapel services in St Edmund Hall. The services are Anglican in character but we welcome people of all faiths, and none.

The Chaplain

The Chaplain is the Revd Will Donaldson. The Chaplain is happy to meet any member of College on any matter of concern. Members of college are welcome to see the Chaplain during office hours (Mon, Wed and Fri 9.30am-2.30pm) or by appointment.

Services this term

You can download the Chapel Term Card for Hilary 2015 here, for full details of this term's services and visiting preachers. Services are also listed on the College calendar.

This term's theme is 'Faith for Life'. All services are at 5.30pm on Sundays, unless otherwise stated.

Week 1 (18 January - Epiphany 2) Evensong
Howells in G; Cornelius The Three Kings
Faith within an uncertain world - Revd Will Donaldson

Week 2 (25 January - Epiphany 3) Evensong 
Tomkins 5th; Gleilo Ubi Caritas
Faith within the world of medicine - Dr Mike Puttick

Week 3 (1 Feb - Epiphany 4) Holy Communion
Darke Communion Service in F; Bainton And I Saw A New Heaven
Faith within local Church communities - Venerable Kevin Roberts, Archdeacon of Carlisle

Week 4 (8 February - 2 before Lent) Inter-collegiate Evensong at St Mary’s, University Church
The Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury

Week 5 (15 February - Sunday before Lent) Joint Evensong with Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Palestrina Sicut Cervus; Purcell in G Minor; Rachmaninov Bogoroditse
Faith within university education - Revd Helen Arnold, Chaplain at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Week 5 (18 February - Ash Wednesday) – Joint Holy Communion service at St Mary's, University Church, at 8pm

Week 6 (22 February – Lent 1) Holy Communion

Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera; Farrant Lord For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake
Faith in the person and work of Christ – Michelle Tepper

Week 7 (1 March – Lent 2) Evensong with SEH Choir Reunion
Noble in B Minor; Wood O Thou The Central Orb
Faith in times of suffering and pain - Revd Will Donaldson

Week 8 (8 March – Lent 3) Passiontide Service of Readings and Hymns
Including Mozart Lacrimosa and Bairstow Lamentations

After Chapel

Drinks are served immediately after Chapel on Sunday evenings. All those attending the service are welcome to join us.

Mid-Week Prayer

Wednesdays during term-time, 9.00-9.15am in the Chapel: all welcome.

Organ Scholar and Choir

The Organ Scholar is John Clark-Maxwell. He can be contacted via

If you would like to join the Chapel Choir, please contact the Organ Scholar or Director of Music. The choir is non-auditioning, and new members are always welcome.

Exploring Faith

University is a great time to explore the big questions of meaning and purpose in life. Please email the Chaplain if you would like to investigate ways of doing this. 

Christian Student Societies

The Christian Union representatives are David Holt ( and Benjamin Kelsey (

The Catholic Chaplaincy representative is Catherine Canning (