Services & Speakers

There is a choral service every Sunday in chapel during Oxford Terms at 5.30pm, to which the public are very welcome. This is usually Evensong according to the practice of the Book of Common Prayer. Preachers are from various religious traditions and standpoints. These services are followed by drinks in the Harold Lee Room, to which all members of the College, University and the general public are very welcome. This year we commemorate 40 years since the first women undergraduates were admitted to the college celebrated in our speakers.

Led by a joint choir of choristers from Christ Church Cathedral School and Pembroke College Chapel Choir, under the direction of Nathan Barrow and Sophie Dunley (organ scholars) and Alén Kranjnc (assistant choral director), this gentle but dignified service aims for aesthetic music and historic liturgy, honest and relevant preaching, and authentic prayers for the needs of individuals, community and the world. We aim to support people of all faiths and denominations, and all those questing or of no faith, to understand and appreciate one another.

Chapel Services, Michaelmas Term 2019 

Celebrating 40 years of Women at Pembroke College Oxford

The Officiant at the services is the Chaplain, with the following speakers:

Week 1 | 13 October, 2019                

Professor Henrietta Harrison is tutorial Fellow in Chinese at Pembroke College Oxford.

Week 2 | 20 October, 2019                

Rebecca Short, formerly assistant Catholic Chaplain to the University of Oxford.

Week 3 | 27 October, 2019                

Dr Diane Tueller Pritchett, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After obtaining a PhD in political science and raising 3 children, Dr Pritchett returned to school mid-career in order to get a degree in choral music education. 

Now retired from teaching, she focuses on learning to play the organ and church and community service. 

Week 4 | 3 November, 2019              

Dr Nina Kruglikova, a member of the Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).

Week 5 | 10 November, 2019           

Dr Anna Hauperich did undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology at Pembroke College, she is now a graduate/mature medical student, and Junior Dean.

Week 6 | 17 November, 2019           

Sister Christine, SLG is an Anglican nun, a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God, an enclosed religious order with both Benedictine and Carmelite charisms.

Week 7 | 24 November, 2019           

Dr Emma Sadler, a member of Pembroke Choir for many years is now a graduate/mature medical student after leaving a career as a postdoctoral research scientist in biological physics. She was brought up in the Catholic tradition but now identifies with agnostic humanism. 

Week 8 | 1 December, 2019              

A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

All Sunday Services take place at 5.30pm. Please ring the bell at the Porters’ Lodge if the door is not open to gain access to the college.

Drinks are served afterward, to which all who come to the chapel are very welcome.


Simple short services during the week


7.50am             Morning Prayer (15 minutes)

1pm                 Holy Communion (25 minutes)


7.50am            Morning Prayer (15 minutes)

5.30pm            Evening Prayer (15 minutes)


7.50am            Morning Prayer (15 minutes)

1pm                 Holy Communion (25 minutes)


7.50am            Morning Prayer (15 minutes)

5.30pm            Evening Prayer (15 minutes)


7.50am            Morning Prayer (15 minutes)

1pm                 Holy Communion (25 minutes)


8.30pm            Compline (15 minutes)


Contact us

The Chaplain, Andrew Teal, is available every Friday morning in his room, or by appointment:, text or phone: 07595 003189