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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 Chapel is a welcoming community offering space, worship and events open to all of any faith or none.

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Holy Communion - 9.00-9.50am
Simple service followed by a free breakfast, 2 October - 4 December

Choral Evensong - 6.00-7.00pm
Traditional service with glorious music from the Choir and thoughtful sermons from a range of preachers; followed by drinks in Benson Hall


Morning Prayer - Every weekday, 8.30-8.50am

Choral Evensong - Thursdays, 6.15-6.45pm, in Chapel
A beautiful Choral service with prayers (no sermon) - 13 October to 24 November, except 10 November

Candlelit Compline - Wednesdays, 19 October and 16 November, 9.00-9.20pm
Ancient plainchant sung in the dark; then port & hot chocolate.

Special Services

Welcome to Chapel - Sunday 2 October, 9.00-9.50am, Holy Communion
Relaxed welcome to Chapel in Freshers’ Week; followed by free breakfast.

Matriculation Service - Monday 3 October, 6.15-6.45pm
Celebrate a new season of life at Magdalene with music from the Choir.

All Souls’ Service - Thursday 3 November, 6.15-7pm
Requiem music and prayers to remember loved ones who have died.

College Communion and Chapel Curry - Wednesday 9 November, 6.15-7.15pm
All denominations welcome; followed by a curry feast in Hall.

Remembrance Sunday - 13 November, 6.00pm
College Act of Remembrance.

Advent Carol Service - Sunday 27 November, 6.00pm

Christmas Carol Service - Thursday 1 December, 6.00pm

Sunday Choral Evensong

‘At Evensong’

Our first five Sermons explore the elements of Evensong, a tradition embedded in College life.

When day is on the cusp of night and light gives way to dark, Evensong happens: words and rhythms invite and reveal, open up space and teach trust. Come to listen, to think, even to sing.

Meet the preacher over drinks in Benson Hall afterwards. All are welcome.

9 October
The Dean of Chapel

16 October
The Psalms at Evensong: songs in the night for all that we are
The Reverend Alice Goodman
Vicar of Fulbourn; librettist.

23 October
The ‘Magnificat’ at Evensong: a call to justice and joy
Sister Ann Swailes OP
Assistant Chaplain, Fisher House Catholic Chaplaincy

30 October - All Saints
The ‘Nunc Dimittis’ at Evensong: remembering our end
The Reverend Anna Matthews
Vicar of St Bene’t’s, Cambridge

6 November
Praying with Cranmer at Evensong

Professor Eamon Duffy FBA
Emeritus Fellow; Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity

13 November - Remembrance Sunday
Professor David Fergusson OBE, DD, FRSE, FBA
Senior Research Fellow; The Regius Professor of Divinity

20 November
Peter Peckard 225th anniversary commemoration

The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, FSA
Honorary Fellow; The Dean of Westminster

Chaplaincy Events for Community and Faith

Reading Sacred Texts Together
12 October, 2 November 7.30pm
Interfaith ‘Scriptural Reasoning’ with the Rose Castle Foundation: build understanding through disagreeing well!

Walks and an Outing
Take a break, Wednesdays 12.55pm, First Court. A countryside outing Saturday 22 October.

Bible Study Lunch
Weekly, details to be arranged. Any student curious to explore the Bible in an open, relaxed setting is welcome.

Fireside Thinking
26 October and 30 November, 8pm
Read and reflect with Magdalene writers on life and God in relaxed company.


Please give generously to our collections for Winter Comfort and Singing Inside.

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