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This term's theme is REFORMATIONS

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 Theses, a key event in the protestant reformation. This term we join churches worldwide in remembering the reformations of the 16th century and pondering what they might mean for us now. 

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Regular Services

Sunday 8 October, 5:30pm

Title: Introduction to Evensong - A Guided Tour

Speaker: The Chaplain

 

CHORAL CANDLELIT COMPLINE. 9pm

10 October, 17 October, 31 October and 21 October

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

Sunday 8 October, 11.30am

A service of Christian welcome for the new residents of Eddington

Saturday 14 October, 5:45pm for 6pm

Commemoration of Benefactors

Saturday 28 October

Joint Trip to Little Gidding with Trinity College - see the Chaplain for more details.

Sunday 26 November, 6pm

Advent Carol Service

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 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.