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Trinity Term 2018 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

Chapel services take place during term time only and are usually at 5:30pm on Sundays. All are welcome to attend. The theme for Trinity 2018 is 'Re-opening the Ancient Wells'.

You can find full details of our services in our Chapel Term Card.

Week 1 (22 April – Easter 4) Evensong
Unblocking the Wells (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Second Service – Byrd, Byrd - ‘Ave verum corpus’

Week 2 (29 April – Easter 5) Joint Evensong with University College (at Teddy Hall)
If anyone is Thirsty (Rev. Lucy Gardner)
Howells – ‘Collegium Regale’, Howells – ‘Like as the Hart’

Week 3 (6 May – Easter 6) Holy Communion
There is a River (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Darke in F, Stanford - ‘Beati quorum via’

Week 4 (13 May – Easter 7) Evensong at Calne Parish Church, Wiltshire, 6pm
The Wells of Salvation (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Plainsong Canticles, Harris - ‘Holy is the true light’

Week 5 (20 May – Pentecost) Holy Communion
The Spirit poured out (Rev. Nina Oskarsdottir)
Palestrina - ‘Missa Brevis’

Week 6 (27 May – Trinity Sunday) Evensong
The Ancient of Days (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Noble in B Minor, Duruflé - ‘Tantum ergo’

Week 7 (3 June – Trinity 1) Evensong
Jesus’ Encounter at the Well (Aidan Hampton)
Gibbons Short Service, Tallis - ‘If ye love me’

Week 8 (10 June – Trinity 2) Leavers’ Service
Refreshment for the Journey (Rev. Steve Morris)

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 Scholars are Viraj Alimchandani and Hagen Papenburg. They 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 St Edmund Hall Christian Union representatives are Hudson Hovil ( and Joanna Male (

Find out more about the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy on their website.