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Hilary 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 Hilary 2018 is 'Epiphanies'. You can view the Chapel term card here.

Week 1 (14 Jan – Epiphany 2) Evensong
Jacob wrestling with God (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Dyson in F; Howells – ‘Here is the little door’

Week 2 (21 Jan – Epiphany 3) Evensong
Moses and the Burning Bush (Rev. Roy Mellor)
Byrd Second Service; Cornelius – ‘The Three Kings’

Week 3 (28 Jan – Epiphany 4) Holy Communion
Isaiah in the Temple (Rev. Mark Stafford, Pusey House)
Haydn – ‘Little Organ Mass’

Week 3 (Friday 2 Feb – Candlemas) Compline sung by the Choral Scholars, 9:15pm
Schütz – ‘Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Friede fahren’ SWV 281; Eccard – ‘Maria wallt zum Heiligtum’

Week 4 (4 Feb – 2nd before Lent) Evensong
John on the Island of Patmos (Rev. David Harrison, Birmingham)
Stanford in C; Poulenc – ‘Salve Regina’

Week 5 (11 Feb – 1st before Lent) Evensong led by Teddy Hall students
Peter at the Transfiguration
Plainsong Canticles; Duruflé – ‘Tantum ergo’

Week 5 (Wednesday 14 Feb – Ash Wednesday) Holy Communion at the University Church, 8pm

Week 6 (18 Feb – Lent 1) Joint Evensong with Fitzwilliam at Cambridge, 6pm
(Preacher: Rev. Will Donaldson)

Week 7 (25 Feb – Lent 2) Inter-collegiate Chapel Service at the University Church
(Rt. Rev. Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich)
Mendelssohn – ‘Hear My Prayer’; Bainton – ‘And I Saw a New Heaven’

Week 8 (4 Mar – Lent 3) Passiontide Service of Readings and Hymns
(Rev. Joy Atkins)
Buxtehude – ‘Jesu Membra Nostri’

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.