Clare College Cambridge

Michaelmas Term 2016

Michaelmas Termcard 2016


Morning Prayer is said every Monday-Thursday at 8.30 a.m. On Fridays, Morning Prayer is led by members of the Christian Union, and followed by breakfast in Buttery.

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



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 November, we are joined by the chapel community of Trinity Hall. The Eucharist is also celebrated every Wednesday lunchtime at 12.30 p.m.



Sunday at 6.00pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 p.m.
The College Choir leads this service of readings, psalms and prayer three times a week. 

On Sunday the service is preceded by a recital, a preparation for worship, at 5.25pm to which visitors are welcome. Members of Colllege are asked to wear gowns. A sermon is also preached, often by a distinguished visitor. The service is follwed by drinks in the Ante Chapel and Dinner in Hall to which all who attend Chapel are warmly invited (subject to places available). Cost: £5.00 to members of College, £10.00 others.

On Sunday 16 October, dinner will be more formal than usual, and places need to be booked in advance. On this occasion, the cost will be £8.00 for members of College, and £16.00 for others. To reserve your place, please send a cheque payable to ‘Clare College’ to Nicola Robertson in the Chapel Office.


CHORAL COMPLINE at 10.00 p.m.

A candle-lit service of sung prayer at the end of the day.

Wednesday 19 October, 16 November


Monday 3 October

Matriculation Service
(this service is not open to the public

6.00 p.m.

Tuesday 1 November

Choral Eucharist for All Saints' Day

6.15 p.m.

Wednesday 2 November

Requiem Eucharist for All Souls' Day

10.00 p.m.

Friday 11 November

Remembrance Service

10.50 a.m.

Sunday 13 November

Service for Remembrance Sunday

6.00 p.m.

Sunday 20 November

Choral Eucharist for Christ the King

6.00 p.m.

Saturday 26 November

First Advent Carol Service
(this service will be ticketed)

6.00 p.m.

Sunday 27 November

Second Advent Carol Service
(this service will be ticketed)

6.00 p.m.


9 October

The Dean

16 October

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster

23 October

The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Joyce
Rector, St Bride's, Fleet Street

30 October

Monica Attias
The Sant' Egidio Community, Rome

6 November

The Right Honorable Dominic Grieve, QC, MP
Former Attorney General

13 November

Special Service for Remembrance Sunday

20 November

The Dean


Due to heavy demand, free tickets for both Advent Carol Services are allocated by ballot. Current College members will be invited to apply for tickets by the Chapel Administrator. Alumni/æ and members of the public who wish to attend should contact the Chapel Administrator by Wednesday 26 October (email for inclusion in the ballot.


On Monday 24 October, at 6.15pm, Monsignor Mark Langham, Catholic Chaplain to the University, will celebrate a Roman Catholic Mass in the College Chapel, to which all are welcome.


The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of Cambridge’s greatest but often under-appreciated treasure houses. On Saturday 22October, Dr Gabriel Byng, Director of Studies in the History of Art, and on Saturday 5 November, Dr Ayla Lepine, former visiting lecturer at the Courtauld Institute and at the V&A, will lead groups to the Fitzwilliam where they will each introduce and reflect on three of their favourite paintings from the collection.  The morning will conclude at 12.15pm with coffee and soup in the Fitzwilliam’s excellent café!  We will depart from Old Court Porters’ Lodge at 10.30am. All are very welcome.


On Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm, there will be a short informal reading and discussion group on Rowan Williams’ short book Being Disciples in E3.  Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be provided and all members of College are very welcome.


On three evenings this term (in E3), Evan King will introduce a discussion on mysticism focussing on three very different but significant figures. On 19 October he will consider Jan van Ruusbroec (1293–1381), on 9 November Teresa of Avila (1515–82) and on 23 November he will focus on Charles Williams (1886–1945).  Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be provided and all members of the MCR are very welcome.


On Sunday 30 October at 4.00pm in the Latimer Room (Clare Old Court) Monica Attias will be giving a presentation about the work of the Sant’ Egidio movement. Beginning in 1968 in Rome, Sant’ Egidio is dedicated to peace, prayer and service of the poor, and now has more than 60,000 members in over 70 countries throughout the world.  In partnership with Fisher House (the University Catholic Chaplaincy) and the parish of Ramsey in the Diocese of Ely, we are hoping set up a Sant’ Egidio project involving a variety of students in rural Cambridgeshire.  To hear more about this venture, and how you can get involved, please come and join us for tea and coffee.  All are very welcome. For more information on Sant’ Egidio, please visit


This term’s charity is Red Balloon. Red Balloon is dedicated to the recovery of bullied and severely traumatized children, and based in Cambridge.  Visit for more information, or you can find them on Facebook.



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, Arthur Keefer, assists the Dean in the life of the Chapel.  He is completing a PhD in Old Testament studies. 

THE CHAPEL ADMINISTRATOR, Nicola Robertson, works weekday mornings (from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m). She handles all routine Chapel matters.

THE CHOIR ADMINISTRATOR, Rachel Haworth, is responsible for all the Choir's external engagements. 

THE ORDINANDS are Mark Pybus from Ridley Hall, and Nathan Joss and Nicholas Quanrud from Westcott House, 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.

CHAPEL READERS:  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 Olivier Grouille (MCR Representatives, clc84 and olgg2), Hannah Fytche and Claire Lovell (Christian Union Representatives, hrf24 and cjl85) and Alexander Johnsen (Fisher House Representative (atfj2).

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


Requests for prayer may be left in the Antechapel