Members of the public are welcome to our Sunday Choral Evensongs at St Giles’ Church, but sadly not to services in our College Chapel at this time. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact the Chaplain to book to attend Sunday Choral Evensong.
Open to all Members of College and members of the public
Sundays 6pm Evensong at St Giles’ Church
Beautiful worship with glorious music from the Choir and thoughtful sermons from an inspiring visiting preacher from a range of traditions. Because our Chapel is small we hold this service at St Giles’ Church CB3 0AQ (120 yards up the hill). The College thanks the Rector and PCC for their continued hospitality to our community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Members of the public, please book to attend with the Chaplain.
Matriculation Service (not open to members of the public). A highlight in the year, when surrounded by other College members new students attend this popular service to celebrate the start of their new season of life at Magdalene. The preacher is the Chaplain. The service is followed by a sparkling wine/juice reception.
Fr Alban Hood, new Catholic Chaplain to the University.
On Augustine and the Psalms: Dr Susannah Ticciati, Reader in Christian Theology, KCL.
31 October, All Saint’s Sunday
On Dante’s 700th anniversary: Professor Janet Soskice, Professor of Philosophical Theology, Cambridge; Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College.
7 November, during the COP-26 climate summit
Dr Celia Deane-Drummond, Director of the Laudato Si Research Institute, Campion Hall, Oxford, Visiting Professor in Theology and Science, CCS, Durham University, former Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
14 November, Remembrance Sunday
Dr Charles Moseley.
To be confirmed.
28 November Advent Carols
details to be announced.
Open to students, Fellows, staff, and resident Members
The Chapel is a welcoming community in a busy town where we all face pressure to amount to something. Come to belong somewhere, find peace, search for meaning, encounter beauty and long for justice. We are a community in the Anglican tradition built on the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ but people come from other faiths and none.
Pause: Chapel is open every day for you to light a candle or enjoy the peace
Listen: hear glorious music from our Choir
Wonder: explore the Christian faith
Worship: grow in faith with Chapel’s rhythms of preaching, prayer and inclusive eclectic community.
More: Social action and charity events, trips, Bible study, fireside discussions and book groups take place throughout the year. Ask the Chaplain for more details.
Sunday Mornings 9am in Chapel, Holy Communion with hymns, a short sermon and welcoming atmosphere using contemporary Church of England liturgy, followed by a free breakfast. Book a seat.
Compline (Sung Night Prayer) 20 October, 3 November 9pm, re-live the worship of Magdalene’s monastic founders at this simple service sung to ancient plainchant in the dark. Step into eternity for 20 minutes. The service on 3 November commemorates loved ones who have died – please ask the Chaplain to include a person’s name in the prayers. Book a seat.
Thursday Choral Evensong 6.15-6.45pm, weekly in Term 14 October – 25 November, a midweek haven. Limited space, Book a seat.
Morning Prayer weekdays 8.30-8.50am, start the day with a regular rhythm of prayer for the day ahead, our College and the world. No need to book.
Silent Meditation in Chapel: Wednesdays 12.30pm: 15 minutes’ contemplation on scripture. No need to book.
30 October Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
The Choir of Magdalene College sing Evensong at the cathedral.
10 November Corporate Communion 6.30pm
A special service to unite all denominations in College for worship on a weekday evening, followed by the legendary curry. Open to all resident members.
14 November Remembrance Sunday
Act of Remembrance in First Court 10.50am, and at 6.00pm Choral Evensong
28 November and 2 December
Advent and Christmas Carols details to be announced.