Clare College Cambridge

Easter Term 2017

Easter Termcard 2017



THE EUCHARIST is celebrated every Sunday morning at 9.30 a.m. – a simple service with a short address, followed by breakfast in E3. On Sunday 14 May, we will be joined by members of Trinity Hall for the service in Chapel, and then go to Trinity Hall for 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.

THE EUCHARIST is also celebrated every Wednesday at 12.30 p.m. 

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 3 May, 24 May and 14 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.



Thursday 25 May

Choral Eucharist for Ascension Day

6.15 p.m.

Sunday 4 June

Choral Eucharist for Pentecost

6.00 p.m.

Sunday 11 June

Festal Evensong for Trinity Sunday

6.00 p.m.

Thursday 15 June

Choral Eucharist for Corpus Christi

6.15 p.m.

Wednesday 28 June

Graduation Service
(admission by ticket only)

11.15 a.m.


30 April

The Reverend Dr Gregory Collins OSB
former Abbot of Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

7 May

The Dean

14 May

The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons

21 May

The Very Reverend Jane Hedges
Dean of Norwich

28 May

Arthur Keefer
Decani Scholar

4 June

The Right Reverend Philip North
Bishop of Burnley

11 June

The Dean


Our series of pre-Evensong recitals resumes this term, beginning on Sundays at 5.25 p.m. 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 sees the Choir give the first performances of works by six composers: brothers Christopher and Timothy Brown, Director of Music Graham Ross, Clare alumnus Joshua Pacey, and two current members of the Chapel Choir, Holly Holt and Toby Matimong. In addition to the services in Chapel this term, the Choir joins the Choir of Gonville and Caius College for a joint Choral Evensong in their Chapel on Tuesday 2 May. During the summer vacation the Choir perform in Hay-on-Wye (Saturday 24 June) and give a lunchtime concert in the College Chapel (Monday 26 June), ahead of recording sessions for another album for Harmonia Mundi. In late September the Choir tour to Switzerland to give concerts in Lucerne, Zurich and Bellinzona. Full details are available from the Chapel and Choir Administrators, or at


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 the Day of Pentecost, Sunday 4 June.


Between 15–20 May, the Chapel will host an exhibition featuring coloured plaques in the style of English Heritage blue plaques, celebrating the contribution refugees have made, and continue to make, to life in the UK. The exhibition is part of a campaign run by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. It reminds us that those who are given sanctuary give so much back in return. By illustrating the diversity of the refugee population, the array of experiences they have had, and the dedication, creativity, skills and knowledge that they bring to the UK, this powerful visual campaign aims to contribute towards a positive and balanced debate on refugee issues. The campaign was launched on 20 June 2016, World Refugee Day, and the exhibition has previously been displayed in St Paul’s Cathedral and at the Palace of Westminster. There will be a special reception and talk in the Ante Chapel on Wednesday 17 May at 7.00 p.m., to which members of College and their guests are invited. Please email Nicola Robertson (nr399) if you would like to attend. For more details, see or contact Nina Rauch (nr382) or Elissa Foord (ejcf2).


After the very popular art walks of the last two terms, on Saturday 13 May the Dean will take a group to the Fitzwilliam Museum to reflect on three of his favourite pieces from the collection. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of Cambridge’s greatest but often under-appreciated treasure houses. We will depart from 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.


Please email Arthur Keefer (ak903) for details of this Term’s graduate reading group, held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. in E3. Wine and cheese are provided.


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 between 8.00 p.m. and 10.00 pm. 


This term’s Chapel Charity is the ‘African Health Foundation’, a charity set up in 2016 to bring awareness of and financial assistance to the Rose Ananse Memorial Hospice Care in Kumasi, Ghana. Working as a non profit model in conjunction with the health authority, local hospitals and the Baptist University College School of Nursing it hopes to develop and promote quality palliative care and hospice care in the region and beyond. Further information can be found at, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.


Between 5–10 July, we are 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 around £220 per person, to include all accommodation and most meals, but nobody should be discouraged by this. Places are strictly limited, and those interested in joining the trip should speak to the Dean as soon as possible. For a report and pictures of last year’s retreat, visit further information about San Masseo, visit



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