Services & Speakers

Hilary Term 2020: Services & Speakers

There is a daily service of Morning Prayer every weekday (in and out of term time) in chapel at 7.50am that lasts 10 minutes, to which all are welcome.

There is a choral service every Sunday in chapel during Oxford Terms at 5.30pm, to which members of 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. The choir includes eleven choristers from Christ Church Cathedral School as well as student and staff singers.

These services are followed by drinks in the Harold Lee Room, where all members of the College, University and the general public are very welcome.

The Choir is led by Nathan Barrow and Sophie Dunley (organ scholars) and Alén Krajnc (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, Hilary Term 2020: Faith in the World

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

Week 1 | 19 January 2020                

Preacher: Dr Nicholas Cole, Senior Research Fellow & Director of the Quill Project: Providence, Religion and Public Life

Week 2 | 26 January 2020

Preacher: Elder Mark & Sister Susan Dransfield, Church Communication Department, Exhibition Road, London: Friends of All Nations

Week 3 | 2 February 2020

A service led by Pembroke College Christian Union: Deborah Cotton & Allyna Ng

Week 4 | 9 February 2020              

Oxford Colleges Intercollegiate Service – in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Preacher: His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Week 5 | 16 February 2020           

Preacher: Dr Farrah Raza. Lecturer in law, Pembroke College: Religious Freedom and Human Rights.

Week 6 | 23 February 2020

Preacher: The chaplain. The World as Sacrament.

Week 7 | 1 March 2020           

Preacher: Revd Dr Greg Downes, Director of Ministerial Training, Wycliffe Hall; ​​​​​ Dean of the Wesley Centre for Missional Engagement

Week 8 | 8 March 2020              

Preacher: Florence Butterfield, of Quaker and Anglican backgrounds; Fourth year Pembroke Modern Languages & co-Chair of Oxford University Scriptural Reasoning Society: ‘Faiths in the World’.

Refreshments are served afterwards, and all who come to the chapel are very welcome.

Simple short services every weekday (whenever College is open)

7.50am             Morning Prayer (10 minutes)

Contact us

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