This term's theme is Journeys of Faith

The theme of journeying is embedded deep within the scriptures and in the lives and witness of the faithful. This term we will explore what it means to journey in faith, from the great journey through the scripture from the Garden of Eden to the City of God, to the journeys we make on our own spiritual pilgrimage.


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Regular Services

Sunday 25 February: Choral Evensong

Title:  The Wilderness Journey       

Speaker:The Chaplain            

Hymns: 368, 472             Psalm: 23

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 12:1-5a

New Testament Reading: Hebrews 11:8-16           

Music: Adoro Te (Plainchant), Responses (Leighton), The Girton Service (Wilson), Love Bade Me Welcome (Judith Weir).



Compline Service will be sung by the Choir at Girton College on Tuesday evenings at 9 p.m. during full term (starting on 23 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 by Burlton, Lienas, Lobo, Padilla, and Wilson.

Special Services and Events

Sunday 11 February

17th Annual Blues Booze and Chocolate party, 9 p.m.

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


Wednesday 14 February

Ash Wednesday Service, 8 p.m.

Hymns: 67, 74
Psalm: 51:1-18
Readings: 2Cornithians 5:20b-6:10 and John 8:1-11




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 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.