Clare College Cambridge

Easter Term 2018

Easter Termcard 2018



THE EUCHARIST is celebrated every Sunday morning at 9.30 a.m. – a simple service with a short address, followed by croissants and coffee in E3. On Sunday 13 February we will be joined by the Chapel community of Trinity Hall, before going there for a cooked breakfast.

MORNING PRAYER is said every Monday–Thursday at 8.30 a.m. On Friday, it is said at 8.00 a.m., led by the Christian Union, and is followed by breakfast in buttery.

EVENING PRAYER is said every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5.30 p.m.

CHORAL COMPLINE is a candle-lit service of sung prayer at the end of the day.

Silence for meditation and private prayer is kept in Chapel every day from noon until 1.00 p.m.


Tuesdays                              Evensong, 6.15 p.m.

Wednesdays                         Compline, 10.00 p.m. on 2 May, 23 May, 13 June

Thursday                               Evensong, 6.15 p.m.

Sundays                                Evensong, 6.00 p.m.

Members of College are asked to wear gowns to Sunday evening services. This service is followed by drinks and dinner in Hall, to which all who attend Chapel are warmly invited (subject to places available). Cost: £5.00 members of College; £10.00 others.



Saturday 12 May

Clare Choir Alumni Association Choral Evensong

6.00 p.m.

Sunday 20 May

Choral Eucharist for Pentecost

6.00 p.m.

Sunday 27 May

Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday

6.00 p.m.

Sunday 3 June

Choral Eucharist for Corpus Christi (transferred), with Confirmation

6.00 p.m.

Wednesday 27 June

Graduation Service
(admission by ticket only)

 11.15 a.m.


29 April

The Dean

6 May

The Very Revd Dr Kurt Dunkle
Dean and President, General Theological Seminary, New York

13 May

The Revd Canon Jeremy Davies 
Former Precentor of Salisbury

20 May

The Venerable Dr Justine Allain Chapman
Archdeacon of Boston, Diocese of Lincoln

27 May

Terry Waite CBE
Hostages Negotiator, Humanitarian and Author

3 June

The Right Reverend Mark Santer
Dean of Clare 1967–1973 and former Bishop of Birmingham

10 June

The Dean


In addition to the usual quiet time between 12 noon and 1.00 p.m., throughout exam term Chapel will be open for quiet reflection, relaxation and stillness every weekday evening until 10.00 p.m.


Anyone interested in considering baptism or confirmation is invited to speak to the Dean early in the Term. There will be a confirmation service as part of the Choral Eucharist on Sunday 3 June.


After the very popular art walks of the last two terms, on Saturday 12 May we will head to the Fitzwilliam Museum to reflect on three pieces from the collection. We will be led by The Revd Andrew Hammond, Chaplain of King’s College, and Clare alumnus. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of Cambridge’s greatest but often under-appreciated treasure houses. We will depart from the Old Court Porters’ Lodge at 10.30 a.m., and the morning will conclude at 12.15 p.m. with coffee and soup in the Fitzwilliam’s excellent café! All members of Clare are most welcome.


Instead of a Reading Group this term, on the evenings of Tuesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 May we will show a film in the Latimer Room. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available! A list of films will be emailed round College at the beginning of Term, or please email Kirsty Borthwick (klb88) for more details.


Increasing numbers of people today are practising meditation alongside or instead of other traditional forms of prayer. In spite of its contemporary popularity, it is less well known that this practice comes out of a long and vital tradition in the West as well as the East. Spend a weekend from Friday 11 and Sunday 13 May in Swanwick, Derbyshire exploring the ancient Christian roots of contemplation and its relevance for our own time. Speakers include Fr Laurence Freeman OSB and Professor Bernard McGinn. Speak to Daniel Soars (djs85) for more information, or visit


Between Wednesday 4 and Monday 9 July, we are once again invited to the community of San Masseo, just outside Assisi, Italy, for five nights. Members of College will have the opportunity to work in the mornings alongside the community in their gardens, vineyards and olive groves, to share (as they wish) in the community’s life of beautiful sung prayer, and in the afternoons to visit some of the natural and artistic sites around this part of Umbria. Excluding flights, the cost of the trip will be £220 per person, to include all accommodation and most meals, but nobody should be discouraged by cost. The retreat this year has already proved so popular that it’s currently fully booked. However, those interested in joining the reserve list should speak to the Dean as soon as possible. For further information about San Masseo, visit For a report and pictures of last year’s retreat, visit


This term’s Chapel Charity is the Cogwheel Trust, which provides counselling and psychotherapy support for people in Cambridgeshire. For more information, see


Each Sunday during full term there is a recital in Chapel at 5.25 p.m. before Evensong. Visitors are welcome, and admission is free.  The recital is a preparation for the worship to follow, and those present are invited to reflect and meditate silently during the musical offering.


This term we are joined by the Choir of Queens’ College, Cambridge for a joint Choral Evensong in our Chapel on Tuesday 1 May. We welcome back former members of the Chapel Choir at the Clare Choir Alumni Association Evensong on Saturday 12 May. Our service on Tuesday 15 May is given as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, featuring the world première of Icelandic composer Sigurður Sævarsson’s Magnificat, alongside recent works all premièred by Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College by Clare alumni/current students Harry Castle, Joshua Pacey and Toby Hession. The Choir performs William Walton’s Festival Anthem The Twelve on Trinity Sunday, Sunday 27 May, Frank Martin’s Mass for double choir on Sunday 3 June at the Choral Eucharist for Corpus Christi (transferred), and Bach’s Singet dem Herrn for the final Choral Evensong of term on Thursday 14 June. We are joined by Clare undergraduate instrumentalists for Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir on Tuesday 8 May, by saxophonist Anthony Brown on Sunday 13 May for a service of sacred works for choir and saxophone, and by Clare undergraduate Gabriel Bliard on Tuesday 12 June for works for choir and trumpet. During the summer vacation the Choir is joined by La Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris for a concert in Clare Chapel on Monday 25 June, before both Choirs travel to Paris to perform the programme in Notre Dame Cathedral on Thursday 28 June. The Choir presents a programme in praise of music itself at the Beaminster Festival on Sunday 1 July, and a new choral programme, ‘Metamorphoses’, in the Church of Great St Mary’s, Cambridge on Saturday 7 July. Overseas, the Choir travels to France, Malta and Gozo for performances throughout June and July. Full details are available from the Head of the Chapel Office and Choir Administrator, or at



THE DEAN, Jamie Hawkey, is responsible for the life of the Chapel and has a general pastoral role in the College.  He is always happy to talk with all members of the College about any matters of concern or interest and can usually be found in E3. In cases of genuine emergency, he can be contacted 24 hours a day through the Porters' Lodge.  

THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, Graham Ross, is responsible for music in Chapel. He can be contacted in E4.

THE DECANI SCHOLAR, Kirsty Borthwick, and the ALMA ROYALTON KISCH SCHOLAR, Daniel Tolan, assist the Dean in the life of the Chapel. They are both studying for PhD degrees in Theology in the Faculty of Divinity.

THE HEAD OF THE CHAPEL OFFICE, Nicola Robertson, works weekday mornings during full term (from 9.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m). She handles all routine Chapel matters.

THE CHOIR ADMINISTRATOR, Georgina Gulliver is responsible for all the Choir's external engagements. 

THE ORDINANDS are Nathan Joss and Nicholas Quanrud from Westcott House, and David Roberts from Ridley Hall, all reading for University degrees, and on attachment at Clare this year.

THE CHAPEL WARDENS look after the running of Chapel services and events. They meet for lunch from 1.00 p.m. on Tuesdays in E3 to plan the coming week. Please speak to the Dean or Decani Scholar if you would like to be involved.

THE CHAPEL READERS speak at Chapel services: any members of College who would like to offer to read in Chapel should speak to the Dean or one of the Chapel Wardens.

THE REPRESENTATIVES are Christian Coppa and Navin Ramikrishna (MCR Representatives, clc84 and nr384), Emma Rutter and Katie Irwin (Christian Union Representatives, egr32 and kai27), and Sr. Ann Swailes (Assistant Chaplain and Fisher House Representative, acs92).

CHAPLAINS TO THOSE OF OTHER FAITHS are Rabbi Yisroel Malkiel ( and Mrs Elisheva Malkiel (, Jewish Chaplains to the University; Dr Rachael Harris (rmh1001), Buddist Chaplain to the University; and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (tjw31) and Shaykh John Butt (, Moslem Chaplains to the University.

Requests for prayer may be left in the Antechapel.