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Hilary Term 2017 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-1.30pm) or by appointment.

Services this term

You can download the Chapel term card for Hilary 2017 here, for full details of this term's services and visiting preachers.

All services are at 5.30pm on Sundays, unless otherwise stated. This term's theme is 'Songs from the Heart'.

Week 1 (15 Jan – Epiphany 2) Evensong
Psalm 42 (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Stanford in B flat, Tallis – ‘If ye love me’

Week 2 (22 Jan – Epiphany 3) Evensong
Psalm 27 (Rev. Mark Brickman)
Purcell in G, Pitoni – ‘Cantate Domino’

Week 3 (29 Jan – Epiphany 4) Holy Communion
Psalm 24 (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Palestrina – ‘Missa Aeterna Christi Munera’, Grieg – ‘Ave Maris Stella’

Week 4 (5 Feb – 4th before Lent) Evensong
Psalm 112 (Lindiwe Maseko, Wycliffe Hall)
Howells – ‘Collegium Regale’, Gibbons – ‘This is the record of John’

Week 5 (12 Feb – 3rd before Lent) Joint Evensong with Fitzwilliam, Cambridge (at Teddy Hall)
Psalm 119.1-8 (Rev. Helen Arnold, Chaplain at Fitzwilliam)

Week 6 (19 Feb – 2nd before Lent) Inter-collegiate Evensong at St Mary’s (University Church)
(Professor Tiffany Stern, University College)

Week 7 (26 Feb – 1st before Lent) Evensong at St Mary, Calne, Wiltshire, 6pm
Psalm 2 (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Plainsong Canticles, Lloyd – ‘View me Lord’

Week 7 (1 March – Ash Wednesday) Joint Communion at St Mary’s (University Church), 8pm
Psalm 51 (Rev. Will Donaldson)

Week 8 (5 Mar) Passiontide Service of Readings and Hymns
Psalm 22 (Rev. Will Donaldson)

After Chapel

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

Prayer and Reflection in the Chapel

All students are welcome to use the Chapel for prayer or quiet reflection (provided there are no prior bookings). Please ask at the Porters' Lodge for a key.

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 James Tibbles ( and James Davies (

The Catholic Chaplaincy representative is Catherine Canning (