Michaelmas Term 2023
Preachers this term:
First week (8 October) The Chaplain
Second week (15 October) The Revd Owen Gallacher, Pastor to Postgraduates, St Aldates Church, Oxford
Third week (22 October) The Revd Dr Charlie Bell, Assistant Curate, St John the Divine, Kennington, London
Fourth week (29 October) The Assistant Chaplain
Fifth week (5 November) The Revd Philippa White, Precentor, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Sixth week (12 November) Canon Dr Paula Gooder, Chancellor, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Old Member
Seventh week (19 November) The Most Revd Andrew John, Archbishop of Wales
Eighth week (26 November) The Chaplain
Choral Reflection: Windows into Eternity
This term our Choral Reflections (Mondays at 6 pm) take the seven windows of the Chapel as the source of our inspiration. The aim of this weekly service is to provide a more reflective space, shaping our thoughts and prayers around the ideas of each window in turn through music, words and silence. All are welcome to any or all of these services.
Following Choral Reflection in 2nd, 4th, and 6th weeks, everyone who attends the service is invited to join with us and enjoy a (free!) supper in the Memorial Room.
This meditative, candle-lit service is chanted every Wednesday of the year at 9 pm. In term time, it is followed by port and hot chocolate in the Chaplain’s room. All are welcome.
Open Rehearsal and Evensong
If you are interested in joining the Choir please join us for an open rehearsal at 4.30 pm on Saturday of 0th week (7 October), after which everyone will sing Choral Evensong together at 6 pm. Further questions, or enquiries about joining the choir, may be addressed to the Director of Music.
All Souls’ Day – Requiem
On Thursday of 4th week (2 November) at 6 pm the Choir will sing Fauré’s Requiem in a special service of Holy Communion during which we will remember the departed, particularly giving thanks for those whom we have loved. If you would like anyone to be remembered by name during the service, please add their name to the list at the back of Chapel or to the prayer board.
Remembrance Sunday Service
We mark Remembrance Sunday (12 November) with a special service at 6 pm.
Roman Catholic Mass in College
We are delighted that our friends from the University Catholic Chaplaincy come to chapel each term, with one of their Chaplains saying mass. This term this service takes place on Wednesday of 7th week (at 6 pm. All welcome.
Midnight Mass for ‘Oxmas’
Oxmas is a University tradition, celebrating Christmas a month early so that it falls within term time. Join us as we get into the festive spirit with a very special Worcester part of that tradition – Midnight Mass for Oxmas! Carols, candles, our wonderful choir and some Christmas readings. 11.30pm on Oxmas Eve, Friday of 7th week (24 November).
College Advent and Christmas Carol Services
The College Advent Carol Service, with the Combined Choir, will be at 6 pm on Sunday of 8th week (26 November). There will also be Christmas Carol Services on Tuesday and Thursday of 8th week. Entry to all Carol Services is by free ticket: details on how to apply for tickets will be circulated one month in advance.