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Thanks to all who have supported the Virtual Chapel in Hilary Term 2021.

This term's Sunday e-vensong services have been part of our wider Creation Justice 2021 programme. See the Creation Justice page for full details


Creation Justice in Action: Sunday 7 March

Our Creation Justice 2021 season concludes with guest preacher Jo Chamberlain, National Environment Officer for the Church of England.



Aliens on Planet Earth: a service for Lent, Sunday 28 February



Adam & the Animals with Richard Bauckham, Sunday 23 February

Richard Bauckham is former Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, and has written on what the Bible might have to teach us about our relationship with the natural world. Featuring music by the Renaissance Portuguese organist and composer Coelho and the contemporary British composer Jonathan Dove.


Giving up: a service for Welfare Week, Sunday 14 February

The Virtual Chapel marks the start of the College's termly Welfare Week, with music for Valentine's Day and a sermon from the Chaplain on self-care and the upside of giving up.


Wisdom at Play with Celia Deane-Drummond, Sunday 7 February

Dr Celia Deane-Drummond is Director of the Laudato Si' Institute, and preaches on "Wisdom at Play: Discovering our True Humanity". Featuring Eric Whitacre's setting of the e e cummings poem, i thank You God for most this amazing day.



In place of our usual Choral Eucharist and candlelit procession, the Virtual Chapel offers a time to reflect with music, words and images for Candlemas for you to use in your own time. 

Speaking Truth to Power with Loretta Minghella, Sunday 31 January

Creation Justice 2021 continues with Loretta Minghella, First Church Estates Commissioner and former CEO of Christian Aid. With an anthem by Handel and the introit We wait for thy loving kindness, composed by William McKie for the Queen's wedding.

Introducing Creation Justice with Dr Ruth Valerio, Sunday 24 January 

We welcome Dr Ruth Valerio of Tearfund to launch our Creation Justice season. Featuring Philip Cooke's "The World on Fire," a commission for the Choir in 2015.

Sunday e-vensong from 17 January 2021

The Virtual Chapel returns for Hilary Term with another chance to hear music from last term's livestreamed services, plus a sermon from the Chaplain on the theme "Unbelievable!"


E-vensong services will be made available on the Chapel page on facebook and on the College YouTube channel and will be made available here after broadcast. Please see below for all past Virtual Chapel services. Webcast services from previous terms can be found on the Choir’s website.



  • Sunday e-vensong from 3 May 2020

    Introit: Victoria, Surrexit Pastor Bonus

    Canticles: Howells, Gloucester Service

    Anthem: Leighton, What love is this

    Preacher: The Chaplain, The Revd Katherine Price: "Sheep"

  • Sunday e-vensong from 26 April 2020

    The first of our weekly Sunday e-vensong series from the Virtual Chapel!

    Introit: Herbert Howells, Regina Caeli

    Canticles: Purcell in G

    Anthems: William Byrd, Christ Rising; Simon Lindley, arr., Now the green blade riseth

    Preacher: The Chaplain, the Revd Katherine Price: "Welcome Back?"