Chapel

Regular Services

Sunday 6 May: Choral Evensong

Title: The Madonna of the Magnificat

Speaker: The Chaplain

Hymns: 114, 115   Psalm: 46

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 35: 21-35

New Testament Reading: Philippians 4:4-13

Music: Dixit Maria (Hassler), KCL Responses (Wilson), Second Service (Leighton) and Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (Stanford).

CHORAL CANDLELIT COMPLINE, Tuesday’s at 9pm

Compline Service will be sung by the Choir at Girton College on Tuesday evenings at 9 p.m. during full term (starting on 1 May).

Each Compline will be followed by refreshments and conversation. Take some space: unwind at the end of a hectic day. Be still for 20 minutes in the candlelight. No demands. No sermon.

These sung Complines will include Plainchant and reflective music by Palestrina and Ingegneri.

Special Services & Events

Tuesday 19 June—May Week Concert, 3:30 p.m.

All welcome in the Great Hall.

Sunday 17 June – A special Thanksgiving service with the presentation of the Tom Mansfield Prize, 11 a.m.

All welcome.

Friday 29 June—Special Graduation Service, 10:30 a.m.

This will be a Thanksgiving service for all Graduands and their families.

All welcome. Please arrive early to get a seat.

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 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. 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.

Contact Details

Revd. Dr Malcolm Guite, College Chaplain