Chapel Services

Chapel services for Trinity Term 2017

Members of the public are welcome to attend services in Chapel.

Members and friends of the Balliol community of all faiths and none are warmly welcomed to share in a period of silent stillness in Chapel at 5.30pm each Tuesday this term.

The Roman Catholic Mass will be celebrated in Balliol Chapel at 12.15pm on Thursday 11 May. It will also be celebrated every Thursday this term at one of the other central Colleges.

On Ascension Day, Thursday 25 May, a joint service with Trinity College will be held at 6.00pm in Chapel, followed by supper. (Mass: Missa Aeterna Christi Munera – Palestrina (G, S); Motet: Viri Galilaei – Couillart)

This term the Chapel collections will be donated to Asylum Welcome, an Oxfordshire charity supporting people fleeing persecution and danger in their own countries who seek refuge in Oxfordshire.

The main Sunday service is in the evening at 5.30pm, as follows:

23 April, Evensong

The Chaplain

Chapel Supper follows in the Old Common Room

Canticles: Dyson in D

Anthem: This joyful Eastertide – Wood

30 April, Evensong

Revd James Matarazzo

Canticles: Purcell in G

​Anthem: Were you there? – Whitbourn

7 May, Evensong

Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker, Acting Priest-in-Charge of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

Introit: God so loved the world – Stainer

Canticles: Brewer in E flat

​Anthem: Cantate Domino – Pitoni

14 May, Evensong

Revd Dr Geoffrey Burn, Prison Chaplain, Kent

Canticles: Weelkes Short Service

​Anthem: Greater Love – Ireland

21 May, Evensong

Revd Dr Alex Popescu (Balliol 1994), writer and psychiatrist

Canticles: Magnificat Ocatvi Toni – Lassus

                  Nunc Dimittis Tertii Toni – Victoria

​Anthem: Locus iste – Bruckner

28 May, Evensong

Father Nicholas Cranfield, writer, art critic and priest

Canticles: Moeran in D

​Anthem: Insanae et vanae curae – Haydn

4 June, Evensong

Canon Janet Eastwood, Rector of Holy Trinity Parish Church, Wavertree, Liverpool

Introit: Iam Christus astra ascenderat Morales

Canticles: Ireland in F

​Anthem: Veni Sancte Spiritus – Mozart     

11 June, Evensong

The Chaplain

Introit: If ye love me – Tallis

Canticles: Stanford in B flat​

Anthem: I was glad – Parry  ​