Choral Services at New College are sung regularly only during the University Terms. Roughly speaking these are: early October to early December, mid January to mid March, and late April to late June. The precise dates of services each term are given below, and in the Music List, which also gives details of the music sung. Information about the chapel life of the College is available on the College website. Details of special services can be found on the termly Chapel Card. Visitors are most warmly welcomed to services, and may enter the College either by the New Lane entrance, or via the main lodge in Holywell Street. We have a variety of maps and written instructions on this site to help you find New College.
Term dates for 2016-2017
Michaelmas Term: Sunday 9 October - Saturday 3 December
Hilary Term: Sunday 15 January - Saturday 11 March
Trinity Term: Saturday 23 April - Saturday 11 June
People intending to come with a large party may contact the chapel administrator beforehand to reserve seats. The verger, Jamie Bell, is on hand in chapel to welcome and assist visitors.
On a roughly weekly basis, one of the chapel services is selected for webcasting.
Evensong is the principal choral office. It is sung on each night of the week, except Wednesday and Thursday, at 6.15 pm. (Sunday at 6 pm.). The form of the office follows the Book of Common Prayer, although the psalms sung are chosen from those set for the day, whether morning or evening.
The Sung Eucharist, celebrated on a Thursday at 6.15 pm., follows the rite attached to Common Worship, although the mass settings used are ordinarily either in Latin or the English of the BCP. Christians of any denomination are invited to take Communion at this service.
Evensong (Men's Voices)
Please note that all Chapel Services take place during University Terms only.