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This term's theme is Vocation: Choice and Calling
 

Is there a tension, or a natural opposition, between choosing a career and discerning a vocation? Or, might our natural choices be part of our own discernment. Can any career be a vocation? As many students consider the lives that they will lead beyond Cambridge, our speakers this term will tease out these questions in the light of the Easter gospel.

 

 

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Regular Services


Sunday 4 June May: Eucharist

Title: Pentecost Communion

Speaker: The Chaplain

Hymns:137, 342

Epistles: Acts 2:1-21 and John 20:19-23

Eucharist setting: Missa Secundi Toni (Cardoso)

Anthem: Aquam Quam Ego Dabo (Cardoso)

 

CHORAL CANDLELIT COMPLINE

at 9pm (unless otherwise stated)

This term there will be three special Compline services sung by the Choir on Tuesday 2 May, Tuesday 6 June and Tuesday 13 June (at Westcott House, 9:30pm).

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.

Special Services and Events


Friday 9 June, 6:30pm

Joint Evensong with Choir of Pembroke College at Girton College

Music: The Girton Responses (Wilson), Coll. Mag. (Leighton) and Os Justi (Bruckner).    

 

Tuesday 20 June, 3:30pm

May Week Concert

Music by Mozart and Cardoso.  All welcome in the Great Hall.

 

Friday 30 June

Special Graduation Service

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

Podcasts

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. 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.