Clare College Cambridge

Term Card

Lent Term 2016



Lent Termcard 2016


Morning Prayer is said every Monday-Thursday at 8.30 a.m.  On Fridays, Morning Prayer is led by members of 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.



 is celebrated every Sunday morning at 9.30 a.m. - a simple service with a short address, followed by breakfast in E3.  On Sunday 1 February, we will join members of Trinity Hall for this service in Trinity Hall, before coming to Clare for breakfast.,

The Eucharist is also celebrated every Wednesday at 12.30 p.m.



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

 On Sunday a sermon is preached (see next page) and Dinner in Hall follows. 



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

Wednesday 2 March



Tuesday 2 February

Sung Eucharist for Candlemas

(The Presentation of Christ in the Temple)

6.15 p.m.

Wednesday 10 February

Eucharist (with imposition of Ashes)

Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

12.30 p.m.

10.00 p.m.

Sunday 6 March

Service of Words and Music for Lent

6.00 p.m.

Monday 2 November

Requiem Eucharist for All Souls' Day

10.00 p.m.

Friday 11 March

Commemoration of Benefactors (not open to the public)

 6.00 p.m.



 The Sunday Evening Service is preceded by a recital, a preparation for worship, at 5.30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.  Members of College are asked to wear gowns. This service is followed by drinks and supper in Hall, to which all who attend Chapel are warmly invited (subject to places available). Cost: £5.00 members of College, £9.00 others. 



On Tuesday evenings (from 19 January) at 7.30 pm in E3 there will be a short informal reading and discussion group based on Timothy Radcliffe's book What is the point of being a Christian? This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to explore the Christian faith and its claims more deeply. Refreshments will be provided and all members of College are very welcome, Discounted copies of the book will be available.


17 January

The Dean

24 January

The Right Honourable the Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT, QC            Lord Chancellor, 1987 - 1997

The Lord Grabiner QC                                                                   The Master

31 January

Harriet Alexander (CL 2012) and Georgina Collie (CL 2012)           Bede House, Bermondsey

7 February

Rabbi The Baroness Neuberger DBE
Senior Rabbi, West London Synagogue

14 February

Professor The Lord Hennessy of Nymphsfield FBA
Professor Emeritus of British History, University of London,

21 February

Sir Geoffrey Hill FRSL
Professor of Poetry, University of Oxford, 2010 - 2015

 28 February

 Josie Rourke                                                                          Artistic Director, The Donmar Warehouse, London

22 November

The Dean

This term's charity is Bede House's Learning Disabilities project.  



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, Alice Halstead, is responsible for all the Choir's external engagements. 

THE ORDINANDS are Edda Wolff from Westcott House and Mark Prybus from Ridley Hall, both 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.

CHAPEL READERS:  any 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, and and Alistair Brown ( and Amy Hull ( (Christian Union Representatives)

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.


Visit  for information on all Chapel Services, to which visitors are always welcome.


Requests for prayer may be left in the Antechapel