This term's theme is Making the most of Lent.

During this Lent term we will remember and celebrate some very remarkable people, St Paul, St Simeon, St Valentine and George Herbert, all of whom came to turning points in life and found their true vocation. In sermons this term we will explore how we make the most of Lent as a way of finding and confirming our own calling.


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Regular Services

Sunday 14 February, 5:30 pm Reflections of Love, Human and Divine on St Valentine's Day (Informal Service - No Choir)

Informal Communion at Wolfson Court (Supervision Room 1)            Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Candlelit Compline, Tuesdays at 9pm.

2 special Compline services will be sung by the Choir on: 12 January and 9 February 2016

Special Services & Events

Wednesday 10 February, 8 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Service

Hymns: 130, 136. Psalm: 51:1-17

Readings: Isaiah 58:1-8 and Luke 18:9-14


Sunday 14 February, 9 p.m.

15th Annual Blues, Booze and Chocolate Party featuring Mystery Train - Valentines Special.

All welcome to come and beat the mid-term blues on Valentines Day. Admission free!


You can listen to the Girton College Chapel Sermons online and/or download them:

Chapel Community

The Chapel is a community and a haven for all College members. Playing an important and diverse role in College life – for those of all faiths and of none. Whether you are drawn by the quality of music or the need for a quite refuge. Those from outside the College are also welcome to join us, do contact the Chaplain (Revd Dr Malcolm Guite) if you could like to arrange a special visit.

The 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.

There are regular services, with a Sunday Choral Evensong sung by the Choir at Girton College, and a Thursday Informal Communion at Wolfson Court. There are Choral Complines which takes place late Tuesday 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. Do make sure you check out the Chapel Term Card for more details. Most of the sermons are recorded and can be listened to online and/or downloaded via the University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service.

The Director of Chapel Music, Gareth Wilson, oversees the musical life of the Chapel and runs the College Choir. The Chapel Wardens assist the Chaplain in all practical matters relating to Chapel. The Chapel Committee meets termly to discuss all issues relating to Chapel life.

In 1902, the Chapel building itself was added to the College, 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.