Chapel

Regular Services

Arrangements for the Easter Term:

A message from the Chaplain:

Although we will be working and studying from home, rather than in College, I would like all members of  College to know that I continue to be available as your Chaplain.

I will be updating this chaplaincy website with a list of links and spiritual resources and will also post brief talks and meditations, following our Sunday themes. We hope also to bring you some beautiful music recorded by our Choir. So look out soon for our ‘Virtual Term Card’ which will link you through to something fresh each Sunday.

I also want to be available to you pastorally, as I always have been. Please feel free to email me, so that we can arrange to ‘meet’ either on the phone or through FaceTime should you find that helpful.

I will continue posting, as I do now, regular prayers reflections and poems that you may find helpful on my blog (https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/blog/) and through my twitter account (@malcolmguite) and of course I will continue to hold and remember all of you in prayer.

Please let me know in confidence by text or email if there are any matters you specifically want remembered and mentioned in prayer.

Special Services & Events

As there will be no services this Easter term, the Chaplain has provided some ‘virtual’ resources for prayer and the life of the spirit in these difficult times, below are some useful links to get you started:

  • Church of England daily services online

A daily prayer and other resource links here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer

  • #LiveLent

A free Lent app from C of E, or receive daily emails etc.

https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/living-out-our-faith/lent-holy-week-and-easter/livelent-care-gods-creation

  • Life Church

You can submit an online prayer request here: 

https://www.life.church/prayer/

  • Bible Hub

https://biblehub.com/

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 quiet refuge, you are more than welcome here. Those from outside the College are also welcome to join us, do contact the Chaplain (Revd Dr Malcolm Guite) if you would 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. There are Choral Complines which take place on Tuesday evenings 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.

Contact Details

Revd. Dr Malcolm Guite, College Chaplain