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Magdalene College Chapel Termcard


All resident Members are welcome to services and events – we look forward to welcoming you, whatever your tradition, denomination or belief.

The College is pleased to return to the Chapel for all Chapel Services, unless otherwise stated. 

Members of the public are welcome and may just turn up - there is no longer any booking for services.

Masks are not required but you are very welcome to wear them if you wish. Please do not attend if you have tested positive or have symptoms. A few seats 1 metre apart are available near the open door, otherwise no places are distanced.

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Holy Communion - 9.00 - 9.45am, in Chapel
Followed by breakfast, 24 April - 12 June

Choral Evensong - 6.00-7.00pm, in Chapel
Traditional service sung by the Choir with glorious music and thoughtful sermons from a range of visiting preachers.


Morning Prayer - Every weekday, 8.30-50am, in Chapel
20 minutes of prayer with Scripture readings.

Choral Evensong - Thursdays, 6.15-6.45pm, in Chapel
A beautiful Choral service with no sermon. 5 May – 16 June.

Candlelit Compline -  Wednesdays 27 April, 11 May, 9.00-9.20pm in Chapel
Ancient plainchant sung in the dark; then port & hot chocolate.

Special Services

Visiting Choirs for Joint Services
Thursday 12 May with Freman College Choir, in Chapel
Thursday 19 May with Clare Hall Choir, in Chapel

Ascension Day
Thursday 26 May, 8.30am Choral Matins in the Fellows’ Garden; 6.15pm Festal Evensong in Chapel

Benedictine Vespers
Sunday 29 May 6pm
Visiting monks sing the prayers of those who first made Magdalene

Sunday 6 June 6pm
The annual celebration of the College’s Benefactors

The St John Passion
Sunday 12 June, 5pm, at St Giles’

Choir Leavers’ Evensong
Thursday 16 June, 6.15pm, at St Giles’

Graduands Service
Friday 1 July, 12.30pm
A service to mark the occasion for all leavers and their guests

Mary Magdalene Feast
Friday 22 July, 6.15pm

Sunday Choral Evensong

* Services take place in Chapel, except 8 May and 12 June.
This Term we reflect on the meanings of Easter.
Meet the preacher over fruit punch or pimms after the Service.

1 May
The Chaplain
A celebration of St Mary Magdalene

8 May*
The Reverend Anna Jones
Assistant Curate, Three Rivers Group (Diocese of Ely)

15 May
Professor Dr Robert Turner
Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

22 May
The Rt Reverend Dr Barry Morgan KStJ
Former Archbishop of Wales (2003-2017)

29 May
Monastic Vespers sung by the monks of Douai Abbey
The Reverend Dr Stephen Cherry
Dean, King’s College, Cambridge

6 June
Commemoration of Benefactors, Whitsun

12 June*
The St John Passion, J S Bach

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