Chapel and spiritual life in Queens'

Who's who?

The Chaplain: The Revd Tim Harling (tch42) is available to students, staff and fellows throughout the year.  Do feel free to drop in and see him to talk about anything- big or small- in a confidential, supportive and inclusive environment.  He can be found in his room (Cloister 2, Cloister Court), in Chapel or by email. 

 Queens’ Chapel Representative at Darwin College: Mr Roger France  is the Lay Assistant Chaplain for Darwin students attending Queens’ chapel and chaplaincy.

Fellow Commoner advising in Music: Dr Ralph Allwood work with the Organ Scholars to ensure continuity in delivery of music to the highest standard now and training musicians and choristers for the future.

Aliki Vatikioti Senior Organ Scholar: Edward Reeve

George C. Phillips Junior Organ Scholar: Jack Spencer

The Chapel

The Chapel is a place of Christian worship and all are welcome.  The majority of the services follow the liturgy of the Church of England.  The Chapel is not trying to be a Parish Church but a place of prayer, contemplation and worship for those (like very busy students) whose lives do not always respond to the timetables set out by parish churches.  The Chapel will be a place where we can all be challenged to question what is right and wrong but more importantly it is a place that is inclusive where diversity is respected, embraced and encouraged.

One of the greatest acts of work for any Christian is that devoted to prayer.  Morning and Evening Prayer are the foundations of a praying community.  As everyone holds such different lives and timetables these services will be regularly said in the Chapel by the Chaplain but there will be resources for all to use to pray with him; wherever and whenever they can.  If you are interested in this quiet, consistent and obedient discipline please speak to the Chaplain.

All members of the College, parents, visitors and member of the public are welcome at all of our services.  Please do think about coming to experience something new, ask the big questions, take some quiet time to take stock and pray.  All are welcome in Queens’ Chapel.

 The College Christian Council is a group of Christians with different responsibilities around college, in the wider university and city.  Please contact any of the below to ask about their particular area of expertise.

Sacristans: Dr Charlie Bell and Mr Charlie Patterson

Christian Union Reps: Mr Nathan Kellner and Ms Vi Russell

Fisher House (Roman Catholic) Rep: Mr Liam Boon Keat Ong

Senior Chorister:

Choir Social Secretary:

Chapel IT and Publicity Officer: Mr Arthur Tombs

Whilst the Chapel is at the heart of the College, Queens’ is incredibly diverse.  If you come from a different faith or tradition please still contact the Chaplain.  Part of his role is enabling, encouraging and resources all of Queens’ students to allow then to practice their faith.  He can signpost, accompany, advice on college dietary requirements and address any concerns you may have.