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Trinity Term 2018

First Evensong of Term & Blessing of the Paschal Candle

Come and celebrate Eastertide in Chapel on Sunday of 1st week when, at Evensong, the Paschal Candle (which reminds us of Christ, the Light of the World) will be blessed and dedicated. As always, drinks will follow in the Cloisters.


Worcester Allsorts Evensong

Worcester’s informal Allsorts Choir will sing Evensong at 5.45 on Friday of 2nd week (4 May). Those interested in joining the Allsorts (who rehearse on Thursday lunchtimes) should get in touch with the Director of Chapel Music.


Ascension Day

On Thursday of 3rd week (10 May) the Ascension of Jesus will be commemorated with a Choral Eucharist at 6 pm.


Thy Kingdom Come

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited Christians around the world to join in ten days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. Find out more at www.thykingdomcome.global. Special prayer booklets will be available inside the Chapel and, particularly during this period, all are particularly encouraged to join the community at Morning Prayer (Monday to Friday at 8.15 am).


Joint Service with St Peter’s

The combined choirs of St Peter’s and Worcester Colleges will sing Evensong in our Chapel on Thursday of 4th week at 6 pm.

The Woodroffe Society Dinner

The Society Dinner (Thursday of 4th week) is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. The speaker will be the Rt Revd Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, who will speak on Artificial Intelligence. Drinks will be available from 7 pm in the Linbury Building for those attending the dinner (£10 charge to battels). Please contact the Chaplain if you would like to attend.

The Day of Pentecost

We shall celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, and pray for the Spirit’s dwelling among us to inspire our lives, at College Evensong on Sunday of 5th week.


Confirmation Service

The Bishop of Oxford will confirm members of the College at the Eucharist on Thursday of 5th week (24 May). Anyone wishing to join in this service should ask the Chaplain about preparation as soon as possible.


Roman Catholic Mass

Mass will be offered by the Catholic Chaplaincy in Worcester Chapel on Monday of 6th week (28 May) at 6.15 pm.


Corpus Christi

The day of Corpus Christi, on which the Church gives thanks for the institution of Holy Communion, will be celebrated with a said Eucharist at 8.15 am on Thursday of 6th (31 May).


Music by Worcester Composers

The Eucharist on Thursday of 7th week (6 pm) will be accompanied by music written by Worcester College composers. Please come and support them.


Leavers’ Evensong

All are welcome to the final College Evensong of term during which we shall bid farewell to those members of the Chapel community who are leaving the College this summer.


Music by the Lake

Weather permitting, the Mixed Choir and Worcester Allsorts will present a concert of light music on Nuffield Lawn on Monday of 8th week (details to follow).


Leavers’ Service

There will be a special service for all members of College who are leaving on Thursday of 8th week at 6 pm. All welcome.


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