Chapel and spiritual life in Queens'

The Chapel

Welcome to the webpages of Queens’ College Chapel. The New Chapel at Queens’ stands in Walnut Tree Court and was built in 1891 to accommodate the growing number of students. One or two things have changed since then, but the Chapel remains a place in which to encounter God and one another. To this end we follow a pattern of prayer and worship which is greatly enriched by our Chapel Choir, and other choral groups. We also enjoy a range of speakers at Choral Evensong on a Sunday.

Queens’ is a diverse college and as a Chapel we seek to be an inclusive place where this diversity is respected, embraced, and encouraged. The Chapel may be an Anglican Foundation but it exists for all members of College and seeks to be a place of hospitality for people of all faiths and none. We hope you enjoy your virtual visit and look forward to welcoming you in person soon.

Regular Services during Full Term

Sunday, 10.30am                              Weekly Eucharist
A simple service of Holy Communion, with a short homily, finishing in time for brunch at the Buttery.

Sunday, 6pm                                      Choral Evensong
Our flagship service, following the Book of Common Prayer, with hymns and a choral anthem, readings from the Bible, and including a sermon, often by a visiting preacher. 

Monday – Friday, 8.15am               Morning Prayer
A short said service of Bible readings and prayers to start the day. Preceded by a short period of silent (centring) prayer, starting at 8am.

Wednesday, 6.30pm                       Choral Evensong
Book of Common Prayer service of prayers, readings, sung psalms, canticles and anthems, with no sermon.

Tuesday & Thursday, 5pm              Evening Prayer [in the Faith Centre, FF08]
A short said service of Bible readings and prayers to close the day.

Friday, 9pm                                         Choral Compline
A meditative service of Night Prayer with plainchant and a choral anthem by candlelight.

Other Chapel & Faith Centre Events

Tuesday, 5.30-6.15pm                      Pot-luck Prayers
An opportunity to explore praying using different methods from the Christian contemplative tradition.

Thursday, 1.00-1.45pm                     Cobweb Walks
Meet at the P’lodge for a short walk to blow away the cobwebs at a low energy point in the week. 

Monday, 5pm                                     Christian Union Prayers
A gathering of Christians from different backgrounds across Queens’. Contact the reps for details.

Book Discussion Group – 4 sessions to discuss Nicholas Holtham’s Sleepers Wake: Getting serious about climate change (SPCK, 2022). Dates to follow. Contact the Chaplain register your interest and order a copy.

Who's Who

The Dean of Chapel: The Revd Tim Harling (tch42@cam.ac.uk) 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 (T2, Fisher building), in Chapel or by email. 

The Chaplain: The Revd Anna Jones (chaplain@queens.cam.ac.uk) is here to lend an ear to all members of college and staff, and to pray for the community and the wider world. Come and find her in Chapel, in FF8 (Cripps Court), or get in touch by email.

Director of Music: Nicholas Morris (npmm2@cam.ac.uk). Nick directs the Chapel Choir and supports the wider musical life of the college. Contact him by email, or call into his office in FF8 (Cripps Court).

Aliki Vatikioti Senior Organ Scholar: Benjamin Markovic (bjm65)

George Phillips Junior Organ Scholar: Jack McCabe (jm2452)