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Magdalene College Chapel Termcard


We extend a warm welcome to members of the public to join Magdalene Members and staff in our Chapel for services.

We look forward to welcoming you, whatever your tradition, denomination or beliefs.

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
9am, 23 April – 11 June
Simple service followed by a free breakfast

Choral Evensong
6pm, 30 April – 11 June
N.B. 4 June, Trinity Sunday, at St Giles’ Church.
Traditional service with glorious music from the Choir and thoughtful sermons from a range of preachers; followed by drinks in Benson Hall


Morning Prayer
Monday to Thursday in Term, 8.30am
20 minutes of prayer with Scripture readings

Choral Evensong
Thursdays, 6.15pm, 4 May – 15 June
N.B. 11 May at St Giles’ Church; 8 June Holy Communion
A beautiful Choral service with prayers (no sermon)

Candlelit Compline
Wednesday 26 April and 10 May, 9.30pm
Short ancient plainchant sung in the dark; then port and hot chocolate.

Special Services

Coronation Evensong
Sunday 7 May, 6pm

Jubilate Deo
Sunday 14 May, 6pm
A celebration of favourite hymns, including the C S Lewis Easter hymn. Hymns followed by Pimms, and summer fruit punch.

Ascension Day
Thursday 18 May, 8.30am Choral Matins in the Fellows’ Garden; 6.15pm Festal Choral Evensong in Chapel

Commemoration Sunday of Benefactors
28 May, 6pm
The annual thanksgiving for our founders and past benefactors

Corpus Christi
Thursday 8 June, 6.15pm, Sung Holy Communion

Choir Leavers’ Evensong
Thursday 15 June, 6.15pm

Holy Baptism
Sunday 18 June, 10am at the river on Grantchester Meadows

Graduands Service
Friday 30 June, 12.30pm
A service to mark the occasion for all leavers and their guests

Mary Magdalene Feast
Saturday 22 July, 6.15pm

Sunday Choral Evensong

30 April
The Reverend Philip Seddon

Chaplain of Magdalene 1979-85; former Lecturer, University of Birmingham

7 May
Choral Evensong to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

The Reverend Dr Olga Fabrikant-Burke
Tutor in Old Testament, Ridley Hall; Affiliated Lecturer, Divinity Faculty; Assistant Priest, St Bene’t’s; former Chaplain at Trinity

14 May
Jubilate Deo: a celebration of hymns

21 May
Dr Rachel Starr

Director of Studies and Methodist Tutor in Biblical Studies, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham

28 May
Commemoration of Benefactors, Whitsun

4 June
Trinity Sunday, at St Giles’ Church

The Reverend Canon Simon Butler Vicar, St Mary’s Battersea

11 June
The Dean of Chapel


Christian Aid and One Day Health, Uganda (co-founded and run by a Magdalene graduate) and, at the Commemoration of Benefactors, The College’s Student Hardship Fund.

Chaplaincy Events

For current students and staff only.

Interfaith Group
Most Wednesdays 7.30pm, First Court A6

De-stress Strawberries
Thursday 27 April and 18 May, 4.30pm, Second Court

De-stress Sunset Walks
Tuesday 2 May and Wednesday 24 May, 9pm

Still Centre
Wednesdays 12.30pm, Chapel 20 minutes’ guided sacred silence

Early Bird Art
Tuesday 6 June, 9am. Start the day attentively in nature, in the Fellows’ Garden. Drawing materials and coffee provided. No need to be expert.

Chapel Day out to Little Gidding
Date TBC

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