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 Lent Term 2023, these include: 

  • Late night Compline, sung by the Choir by candlelight, on Wednesday 1 February at 10 p.m. 
  • A Vigil with Imposition of Ashes for Ash Wednesday, sung by the Choir by candlelight, on Wednesday 22 February at 10 p.m. 
  • Service of Music and Readings for Passiontide on Sunday 12 March at 6 p.m., followed by drinks. 
  • Roman Catholic Mass (led by the RC Chaplain to the University) on Monday 23 January at 6 p.m.

We also look forward to welcoming members of Clare Hall to Choral Evensong on Sunday 5 February, and the parents of Clare students who matriculated in 2001 to a Parents' Evensong on 18 February. 

For further details, please see the Chapel Termcard.

Sunday evening speakers

During Lent Term 2023, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of co-education at Clare, with a diverse range of female speakers joining us for Sunday Evensong (6 p.m.), many of them Clare alumnae. 

22 January: The Rt Rev'd Dr Jo Bailey Wells (Bishop for Episcopal Ministry in the Anglican Communion; Dean of Clare 1998-2001)

29 January: The Rt Rev'd Vivienne Faull (Bishop of Bristol; Chaplain of Clare, 1985-1990)

5 February: Rev Sophie Young (St Bene't's Church, Cambridge) 

12 February: Loretta Minghella OBE (Master, and alumna, of Clare)

19 February: Hannah Fytche (The Decani Scholar; doctoral student at Clare)

26 February: Dr Eve Poole OBE (Formerly Third Church Estates Commissioner, 2018-21)

5 March: Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani (Bishop of Chelmsford)

For further details, please see the Chapel Termcard. 

Orders of Service