Chapel

Regular Services

Choral Candlelit Compline
Tuesdays 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 15 January).
There will be no Compline on 22 January.

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.

Vespers Service
Fridays at 6:50 p.m. (starting from 25 January — 1 March)

Please note there will be no Vespers on 22 February.

Vesper is a beautiful reflective sung evening service from the Catholic tradition and was one of ‘hours’ or ‘offices’ in Benedictine monasteries.

Come and enjoy this gentle and relaxing service.

Special Services & Events

18th Annual Blues Booze and Chocolate Party
Sunday 10 February, 9 p.m.

Featuring Mystery Train at Girton College, Old Hall.
All welcome to come and beat the mid‐term blues. Admission free.

 

Annual Choir  – Festal Evensong
Sunday 3 March, 5.30 p.m

The Choir will be joined by a cross‐conservatoire ensemble of sackbuts and cornets.

Jeremy West – Cornett
Peter Thornton -Tenor Sackbutt
Benedict Vernon – Tenor Sackbutt
Stephen Williams – Bass Sackbutt

The conservatoires here represented are Guildhall School of Music and RAM.

 

Ash Wednesday Eucharist
Wednesday 6 March, 8 p.m.

Hymns: 64 & 77 Psalm: 51:1‐18
Readings: 2 Corinthians 5:20b‐6:10 and John 8:1‐11
Eucharist Setting: Collegium Regale (Howells).

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