Sermon Series: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
This term’s sermons will form a series reflecting on each of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11.1-2). The Spirit itself is the ‘gift of God’; our preachers will reflect on seven of the spiritual gifts which are offered when the Spirit abides with us. Please come and listen to as much of this series as you can, and meet the preacher over a drink after the service.
Roman Catholic Mass
The Catholic Chaplaincy will celebrate Mass in our Chapel on Monday of 2nd week (23 January) at 6.15 pm, with the setting sung by the Mixed Choir. All are welcome to attend.
Evensong with Bedford School
The Boys’ Choir will be joined by the Choir of Bedford School for Evensong on Tuesday of 2nd week (24 January) at 6.15 pm.
Epiphany Carol Service
The Mixed Choir will sing a Service of Carols to celebrate the season of Epiphany on Thursday of 2nd week (26 January) at 6 pm, to which visitors are especially welcome. Drinks and refreshments will be served in the Cloisters after the service.
Choral Eucharist for Candlemas
There will be a service on Candlemas (Thursday of 3rd, 2 February) commemorating the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, at 6 pm.
Composer Judith Bingham at Evensong
The Mixed Choir will welcome composer Judith Bingham to Evensong on Monday of 4th week (6 February) at 6.15 pm, which will include her anthem ‘Epiphany’. This service is in partnership with Bingham’s visit to the Music Faculty.
Be a Chorister for a Day (Tuesday of 6th / 21 February)
The Boys’ Choir hosts an open afternoon for boys interested in singing and in joining the choir. ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ is held in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral School and participants interested in taking part should contact Clare James ([email protected]) to book. Children and parents will be able to meet boys, parents and teachers from the Cathedral School and choir, try on robes, and sing as part of the choir at Evensong.
Harpsichord Day (Thursday of 6th / 23 February)
A day of activities will be held in Chapel using a copy of a French harpsichord from 1667 built by Alan Gotto in 2016. A lunchtime concert of early music will be held at 1:00 with Ensemble Hesperi, and a masterclass for students will be given by Robin Bigwood at 2:15 in the chapel. The day ends with Choral Evensong at 6:00 which will be preceeded by a short recital by Thomas Allery at 5:30. Please contact Mr Allery for more details.
Ash Wednesday: Choral Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
The beginning of Lent will be marked by the celebration of the Eucharist at 6 pm on Ash Wednesday (1 March), during which ash will be imposed on the heads of the faithful. Please come and attend this important service.
Daily Morning Prayer during Lent
From Ash Wednesday until the end of term Morning Prayer will be said at 8.15 am, Monday to Friday. If you are looking for something to do rather than something to give up during Lent, do consider coming to this brief service of readings and prayers.
Education and Choral Open Day
On Saturday of 7th week (4th March), the Mixed Choir will host an Open Day for singers and organists interested in applying for choral awards. There will be workshops with experts, a composite organ recital and Evensong for participants to participate in. To register interest, please visit the chapel website for the application form or email [email protected].
Special Service: Stations of the Cross
On Thursday of 8th week, the traditional Stations of the Cross will help us to walk the way of Christ’s Passion and to form us, that we may follow Christ more closely in our Lenten discipline. Please come to this very special service which will begin at 6 pm.