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Trinity 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-2.30pm) or by appointment.

Services this term

You can download the Chapel term card for Trinity 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 Wind and Fire from Heaven.

Week 1 (24 April - Easter 5) Evensong
Who is the Holy Spirit? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Dyson in C, Vaughan Williams - ‘O taste and see’

Week 2 (1 May - Easter 6) Evensong
What does the Holy Spirit do? (Rev. Rob Jackson)
Plainsong Canticles, Byrd - ‘Ave verum Corpus’

Week 2 (5 May - Ascension Day - Thursday 7pm)
Joint Holy Communion at University College

Week 3 (8 May - Easter 7) Evensong
What titles and images are given for the Holy Spirit? (Jo Cordell, Christian Aid)Morley Short Service, Parsons - ‘Ave Maria’

Week 4 (15 May - Pentecost) Joint Evensong with University College (at SEH)
Why was the Holy Spirit poured out at Pentecost? (Rev. Dr Margot Hodson)
Gibbons Second Service, Fryklöf - ‘Pingstsång’

Week 5 (22 May - Trinity Sunday) Holy Communion
The Father, the Son and the Spirit? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Darke in F, Stainer - ‘God so loved the world’

Week 6 (29 May - Trinity 1) Evensong
Is the Holy Spirit at work in the Church? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Byrd Second Service, Goodall - Psalm 23

Week 7 (5 June - Trinity 2) Holy Communion
Is the Holy Spirit at work in the World? (Rev. Steve Morris)
Plainsong Mass, Parry - ‘My soul, there is a country’

Week 8 (12 June - Trinity 3) Leavers’ Service - a service of readings, hymns and personal reflections on time at Oxford
How can we be filled with the Holy Spirit? (Rev. Will Donaldson)
Chilcott - ‘Even such as time’, Fauré - ‘In Paradisum’, MacMillan - ‘O Radiant Dawn’

After Chapel

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

Mid-Week Prayer

Wednesdays during term-time, 1.30-1.50pm in the Chapel: all welcome.

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 David Holt ( and Benjamin Kelsey (

The Catholic Chaplaincy representative is Catherine Canning (