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You can listen to last terms Girton College Chapel Sermons online here.
During Easter term the Chaplain will explore the theme Parable and Paradox: The startling sayings of Jesus

We all think we know and broadly understand what Jesus teaches, but do we? Preaching this term will attend to what is strange, unexpected and challenging in the parables and paradoxes through which Jesus talks.

Easter term card: alt PDF

Sunday 26 April: Choral Evensong at Girton College, 5:30 pm.
“He who has ears to hear”; How do we hear Jesus

Informal Communion at Wolfson Court
THURSDAYS at 1:30 pm in Supervision Room 1 (except on 30 April - Seminar Room, off the Airport Lounge).

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 (3)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.