Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong services take place three times a week during Full Term:

  • Tuesdays, 6.15 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 6.15 p.m 
  • Sundays, 6 p.m. - including a sermon, and followed by drinks and supper. 

Sunday Evensong services are also live-streamed on our Youtube page

For full details of all Chapel services, please see our Chapel Termcard. 

You can find out more about our Choir on their webpages

Special choral services

In addition to the regular weekly rhythm of Choral Evensong, there are special choral services each term.

For Easter Term 2024, these include: 

  • Late-night Compline, sung by the Choir by candlelight, on Wednesday 8 May and Wednesday 6 June at 10 p.m. The Compline on 8 May will have a special focus of Refugees and we will pray for those fleeing the dangers of war, persecution or climate disaster.
  • A morning anthem to mark Ascension Day, sung in Old Court at 8.45 a.m. on Thursday 9th May and later, Choral Evensong for Ascension Day at 6.15 p.m.
  • A Choral Evensong for Pentecost on Sunday 19th May at 6 p.m.  
  • A Festal Choral Eucharist, featuring Martin's Messe, sung on Sunday 9 June at 6.00 p.m. 

For further details, please see the Chapel Termcard.

Sunday evening speakers

For Sunday services in Easter Term, our sermon theme is 'A Clare Resurrection', with visiting speakers reflecting on themes of resurrection, drawing especially on the accounts of the resurrection of Christ from the New Testament. Our preachers this term bring with them a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, but they are united in having been formed by time at Clare College.  

28 April - Resurrecting Hope (John 20:11-18) - Matthew Fell (Clare 2018), Faculty of Divinity

5 May - Resurrecting the Body (Romans 12:1-18; John 11:17-44) - Hannah Fytche (Clare 2015), The Decani Scholar

12 May - Resurrecting Suffering (Luke 24:36-53; Hebrews 2:10-18) - The Rev'd Dr Kirsty Borthwick (Clare 2017), All Saints' Church, Leighton Buzzard

19 May  - Resurrecting Language (Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-24) - The Rev'd Dr Michael Ward (Clare 2012), Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford

26 May - University Sermon at Great St Mary's (NB 11.30 a.m.)  - The Rt Rv'd Dr Paul Swarup (Clare 1998), Bishop of Delhi

2 June - Resurrecting Faith (John 20:19-31) - The Rev'd Julian Barker (Clare 1966), Formerly Chaplain of Clare

9 June - Resurrecting the Future (John 21:15-25) - The Dean

For further details, please see the Chapel Termcard. 

Orders of Service

You can find our Orders of Service book here.

The texts for Introits, Anthems, Psalms and readings can be found in our Pew Booklet.

You will find recital programmes and Orders of Service for Special Services below:

28 April Music Theatre Recital

5 May Vocal Recital

12 May Vocal Recital

19 May Horns and Piano Recital

2 June Organ Recital

9 June Viola and Piano Recital; Festal Eucharist

26 June A Service to Celebrate Graduation