Michaelmas Term 2022
Music: download the current Music List >
Preachers this term:
First week (9 October): The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, Old Member, & Honorary Fellow
Second week (16 October): The Revd Marcus Green, Chaplain
Third week (23 October): The Revd Dr Matthew Salisbury, Assistant Chaplain
Fourth week (30 October): The Rt Revd Prof. N.T. Wright, Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall, sometime Chaplain and Fellow of Worcester
Fifth week (6 November): The Ven Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley
Sixth week (13 November): The Revd Hannah Cartwright, Assistant Priest, the University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Seventh week (20 November): The Revd Preb. Dr Isabelle Hamley, Secretary for Theology and Theological Adviser to the House of Bishops
Eighth week (27 November): The Chaplain
Open Rehearsal and Evensong
If you are interested in joining the Choir please join us for an open rehearsal at 4.45 pm on Saturday of 0th week (8 October), after which everyone will sing Choral Evensong together at 6 pm. Questions or expressions of interest to the Director of Music (helen.smee@worc…)
Freshers’ Evensong and Installation of the Chaplain
All are welcome to the first service of the academic year, especially those who are new to Worcester, on Sunday of 0th week (9 October) at 6 pm. At this service, everyone will be welcomed and there will be special prayers for the start of term. The Bishop of Oxford, Honorary Fellow of Worcester, will give the sermon.
New services this year: Choral Reflection and College Communion
On Mondays at 6 pm, we will now have a service of Choral Reflection. This will be is a more informal service, taking one idea or passage from Scripture each term and shaping a series of spoken and musical responses around it. On Thursdays of weeks 3, 5, and 7, at 6 pm, there will be a service of College Communion where the whole Christian community in College is particularly invited to come together for Holy Communion.
Dedication Festival of St Barnabas Church
Our Choir will join the celebration of the Dedication Festival of St Barnabas, our parish church in Jericho (the church with a large tower off Canal Street), on Sunday of 3rd week (23 October) at 10.30 am. The music will include Schubert’s Mass in G.
All Saints’ Sunday: Corporate Communion with Tom Wright
We keep the festival of All Saints, one of the great feasts of the Christian year, on Sunday of 4th week (30 October) at 6 pm. The preacher will be Bishop Tom Wright, one of the great Biblical commentators of our time (and former Chaplain and theology fellow of Worcester).
On Tuesday of 4th week (1 November) at 6 pm the Choir will sing Fauré’s Requiem in a special service of Holy Communion during which we will reflect upon and remember all the departed. 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.
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday
We mark Armistice Day (11 November) with a short Commemoration at the College War Memorials in the Cloister, beginning at 10.45 am. There will be a service for Remembrance Sunday on 13 November (sixth week) at 6 pm.
Roman Catholic Mass in College
One of the Catholic Chaplains will say Mass in our Chapel on Monday of 6th week (14 November). The Choir will sing. All are welcome.
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 (27 November). There will also be Christmas Carol Services on Monday, 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.
Staff and Families Carol Service
All College staff and their families are warmly invited to the Carol Service on Tuesday 13 December at 5.30 pm. No ticket required.