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This term the Chaplain will explore the theme to be a pilgrim

In Lent we remember Christ’s 40 days in the wilderness and Israel’s journey through the desert to the Promised Land. This term we will focus on great Christian writers, from Dante to CS Lewis, who have helped us understand life as a pilgrim journey.


Sunday 1 March, 5.30 p.m.

CS Lewis: Yearning for the far off country

Speaker: Revd Dr Malcolm Guite, Chaplain


 Candlelit Compline

Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Girton Chapel plays an important and diverse role in College life – for those of all faiths and of none.

The Chapel is a community and a haven. Whether drawn by the quality of the music or the need for a quite refuge, the Chapel is there for all College members. Those from outside the College are also welcome to join us – contact the Chaplain (Revd Dr Malcolm Guite) if you could like to arrange a visit.

Email: mg320 Tel: 01223 38956


The Chapel building itself was added to the College in 1902, fulfilling a particular wish of the founder Emily Davies. It provides a beautiful setting for worship but also a quiet space for meditation and reflection. It has a Chapel library and 'prayer corner' for individuals and small groups to use, apart from the main pews.

There are regular services, with a Sunday Choral Evensong with the choir, followed by an informal Eucharist. There is a fortnightly sung Compline which takes place late in the evening by candle-light - a refreshing way to relax, especially popular in exam term. The College also marks a number of occasions and festivals throughout the year and attracts a variety of interesting and distinguished visiting preachers.

The Chapel is a community drawn from the College itself. The College Chaplain is available to all members of college, and is happy to see people in confidence for any reason. He is there to be a friendly and compassionate presence, a good listener, and to help anyone seeking to find or deepen their faith, or to explore the spiritual dimensions of their life in Cambridge.

The Chapel Wardens assist the Chaplain in all practical matters relating to Chapel. The Chapel Committee meets regularly to discuss all issues relating to Chapel life.