Chapel and Choir
The Chapel stands in First Court, at the heart of the college, as a place of worship, reflection and enquiry. It is also a focus for the college community, where all are welcome. The Chapel is open every day, for those seeking a time of quietness, or to pray.
Christ's College has one of the finest mixed-voice choirs in Cambridge, and, during Term, the Choir enriches the worship of the Chapel by singing Evensong on Thursdays (6.45pm) and Sundays (6pm). Each Sunday Evensong, there is also a visiting guest preacher. Coming to Evensong is a wonderful way to hear the Choir, to explore the Christian faith, and to get to know a lively community of students, staff and Fellows. In addition, a weekly Holy Communion service takes place on Sunday mornings (9am), with a delicious breakfast served afterwards!
There are plenty of other Chapel events as well, including special choral services and recitals, Chapel Dinners, and weekly meetings for those who would like to find out more about Christianity. The Chaplain, Bob Evans, has rooms in Second Court (A1) and is available to speak to any member of the College, in confidence, on any matter. He maintains a reasonable supply of hot drinks and quality biscuits.
For more information on Chapel life, you can view the Chapel Termcard here; or email the Chaplain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chapel & COVID-19
During the college's closure for Easter term 2020, the Chapel moved online. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_AsWGuuJUSszk_CoKWwWeA for reflections by our Chaplain.
We are currently reviewing plans for the coming term. Members of college (who are not in quarantine) are very welcome to use the Chapel for prayer and reflection as normal.
Regular services in Full Term
Use of Chapel Policy
The Chapel is used for a variety of services, including Choral Evensong on Sundays in Full Term, and weddings during the University vacation. It is also used for musical events and rehearsals during term-time. All services and events that use the Chapel space (including any visiting speakers or performers) are managed by the Chaplain, and subject to his approval (and to the approval of the Master, who is the Ordinary of the Chapel).