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Michaelmas 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-1.30pm) or by appointment.

Services this term

You can download the Chapel term card for Michaelmas 2016 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 'Join the Celebrations!'.

Week 1 (9 Oct  Trinity 20) Evensong 
Celebrating… the Goodness of God (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Stanford in C, Mozart – Ave verum corpus

Week 2 (16 Oct – Trinity 21) Evensong
Celebrating… the Glory of God (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Byrd Short Service, Byrd – Ave verum corpus

Week 3 (23 Oct – Last after Trinity) Holy Communion
Celebrating… the Love of God (Mrs Katherine Miller)
MacMillan St Anne Mass, Duruflé – Ubi caritas

Week 4 (30 Oct – All Saints/Reformation Sunday) Evensong
Celebrating… the Reformation (Professor Henrike Lähnemann)

Week 5 (6 Nov  3rd before Advent) Evensong
Celebrating… the Forgiveness of God (Rev. Kevin Mentzel)
Gibbons Short Service, Farrant – Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake

Week 6 (13 Nov – 2nd before Advent - Remembrance) Evensong
Celebrating… the Peace of God (Rev. Bill Macdougall)
Dyson in F, Holdsworth – For The Fallen

Week 6 (16 Nov  St Edmund Day – Wednesday 6.15pm) Evensong
Celebrating… the Legacy of St Edmund (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Dyson in F, Duruflé – Ubi caritas

Week 7 (20 Nov – Sunday before Advent) Holy Communion
Celebrating… the Generosity of God (The Revd Dr George Westhaver)
Byrd Mass for Three Voices, Grieg – Ave maris stella

Week 8 (27 Nov – Advent Sunday) Advent Carols by Candlelight
Celebrating… the Coming of God (Rev. Will Donaldson)

Week 8 (1 Dec - Thursday, 5.45pm) Carols in the Quad

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 (