14. The Chapel

The College Chapel is a place of worship for the whole College community, for people of all denominations and none. Everyone is most welcome to attend services or just to sit for a while during a busy college term. The Chaplain can be contacted at any time by mobile (07914 054164), and is based in Sekyra 3.  The chapel is also used for musical practices and performances, and students are welcome to use the college pianos. There is a lunch-time concert in chapel every Thursday of term (1.30-2.10pm), featuring a range of musical styles and invited performers.  The Eighth Week concert is given by HMC musicians.  Please contact the Director of Music for further details, and options for musical tuition. 

There are 3 services in Chapel each week of full term, and all are very welcome:

Monday: reflective candle-lit service in the ecumenical Taizé tradition (8.30-8.50pm) with sung chants and periods of silence;

Wednesday: Choral Evening Prayer (5.45-6.25pm), with brief ‘thought-for-the-day’ given by a senior member of college, or invited guest. The choir sings a range of liturgical music and an anthem;

Friday:  service of morning prayer in the Franciscan tradition (8.30-8.45am).

The college choir, HMC Chorale, sings for services, concerts, occasional dining-hall graces, and special events throughout the year.  Rehearsals are on Monday evenings: 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Chapel, and immediately prior to choral services.