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Hilary Term 2016 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 2016 here, for full details of this term's services and visiting preachers. Services are also listed on the College calendar.

All services are at 5.30pm on Sundays, unless otherwise stated.

Divine Encounters...

Week 1 (17 January - Epiphany 2) Evensong
Sumsion in G, ‘If Ye Love Me’ - Tallis a wedding - Rev. Will Donaldson

Week 2 (24 January - Epiphany 3) Evensong
Noble in B, ‘Like as a Hart’ - Howells
…in a synagogue - Rev. James Fletcher

Week 3 (31 January - Epiphany 4) Holy Communion
‘Missa Brevis’ - Palestrina the temple - Emily Berry

Week 4 (7 February - Last Sunday before Lent) Inter-collegiate Evensong at St Mary’s, University Church

Week 4 (10 February - Ash Wednesday) Evensong
Joint Holy Communion at St Mary’s University Church, 8p

Week 5 (14 February - Lent 1) Evensong
Purcell in G, ‘Rejoice in the Lord Always’ - Purcell the wilderness - Rev. Dr James Robson

Week 6 (21 February - Lent 2) Joint Evensong at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 6pm
Rev. Will Donaldson

Week 7 (28 February - Lent 3) Holy Communion
Sumsion in F, ‘Nolo Mortem Peccatoris’ - Morley
…on the road - Rev. Dr Peter Groves

Week 8 (6 March - Lent 4) Passiontide Service of Readings and Hymns
…on the cross - Rev. Will Donaldson

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, 1.30-1.50pm in the Chapel: all welcome.

Organ Scholar and Choir

The Organ Scholar is Viraj Alimchandani. 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 (