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Trinity 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 Trinity 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 'Easter Questions'.

Week 1 (23 April – Easter 2) Evensong
Was Thomas right to doubt? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Gibbons Short, Victoria – ‘O quam gloriosum’

Week 2 (30 April – Easter 3) Evensong
Is there evidence for the resurrection? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Dyson in F, Palestrina – ‘Sicut cervus’

Week 3 (7 May – Easter 4) Holy Communion
What difference can Jesus make to our lives? (Rev. Tim Bateman)
Darke in F, Bairstow – ‘Jesu the very thought of thee’

Week 4 (14 May – Easter 5) Evensong
Do you love me? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Stanford in C, Brahms – ‘Geistliches Lied’ or Stanford – ‘Beati quorum via’

Week 5 (21 May – Easter 6) Joint Evensong with University College (at Univ)
(Rev. Dr Michael Lakey)
Walmsley in D, Wesley – ‘Blessed be the God and Father’

Week 6 (28 May – Easter 7) Evensong
What is Jesus’ prayer for the church? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Purcell in G, Purcell – ‘I was Glad’

Week 7 (4 June – Pentecost) Holy Communion
Why does Jesus send the Spirit? (Rev. Dr Jenni Williams)
Haydn Little Organ Mass, Mozart – ‘Ave Verum’

Week 8 (11 June – Trinity Sunday) Leavers’ Service
What do I want out of the rest of my life? (Rev. Hadassah Radway)
Fauré – ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’, Duruflé – ‘Tota pulchra es’, Lloyd – ‘Grace for St Edmund Hall’

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 (