Chapel Services

Chapel services for Hilary 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 Chapel on Wednesday 1 February at 6.00pm and on Thursday 23 February at 12.15pm: all are welcome.

On Ash Wednesday, 1 March, a joint service with Trinity College will be held in Trinity College Chapel at 6.00pm, to be followed by a simple supper: all are welcome. Mass: Missa L’Hora Passa, Viadana (K, S, A); Motet: View me Lord, Lloyd.

This term the Chapel collections will be donated to Mary’s Meals, a charity providing one good meal a day to some of the world’s poorest children, every day that they attend school.

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

15 January, Evensong

The Revd Alex Aldous (Chaplain, Shrewsbury School)

Canticles: Harwood in A flat

Anthem: Bethleham Down, Warlock

Chapel Supper follows in the Old Common Room

22 January, Evensong

The Revd Dr Jonathan Dean (Director, Centre for Continuing Ministerial Development, the Queen’s Foundation)

Canticles: ‘Short’ Service, Gibbons

Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine, Fauré

29 January, Evensong

The Revd James Matarazzo

Canticles: Walmisley in D

Anthem: O nata lux, Tallis

5 February, Evensong

The Revd James McDonald (Curate in the Parish of St Peter with St James, Brackley, Northamptonshire)

Canticles: Wood in C

Anthem: And I saw a new heaven, Bainton

12 February, Evensong

Fr Kevin Alban (Balliol 1976), Order of Carmelites

Canticles: Stainer in B flat

Anthem: Verlieh uns Frieden, Mendelssohn

19 February, Intercollegiate Evensong (with Balliol choir) at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford

Insanae et Vane Curae, Haydn

How lovely are the messengers, Haydn

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Purcell

No service in Balliol Chapel

26 February, Evensong

Caitlin Carmichael-Davis (Balliol 2008)

Canticles: Stanford in C

Anthem: Ave verum corpus, Elgar

5 March, Evensong

Judith Gardom (Balliol 1980)

Introit: Drop, drop slow tears, Gibbons

Canticles: Dorian Service, Tallis

Anthem: Teach me, O Lord, Byrd