Chapel services

Services booklet cover

King's College Chapel is famed for its choral services, in particular the evensong services and the Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. The Choir usually sing the services during term time, which you are welcome to attend.

King’s is also known for Carols from King’s, shown on BBC Two on Christmas Eve, which is a different service from A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Please note:

  1. The sermon this Sunday (8 February) will be preached by the Dean, The Revd Dr Stephen Cherry, and not Professor Eamon Duffy as advertised in the booklet. Prof Duffy will preach later in the term instead.
  2. Since Ash Wednesday falls during the school half term this year, there will be no performance of Allegri’s Miserere at the Ash Wednesday service on 18 February. Instead it will be sung at Evensong on Saturday 21 February at 5.30pm.

Sermons are put online on the sermons page.

Daily service updates on Twitter

Orders of services are tweeted the day before each service.

Service dates

The Chapel services run between:

  • 7 October - 6 December 2014 (Michaelmas Term)
  • 13 January - 13 March 2015 (Lent Term)
  • 21 April - 12 June 2015 (Easter Term)

Note: for Easter services see also Easter at King's.

Service times

  • Choral services are held at 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday, and at 10.30am and 3.30pm on Sunday.
  • The full Choir sing on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Monday's Evensong is sung by King's Voices, the College's mixed voice choir, and Wednesday's Evensong is sung by the men's voices only.
  • Please note, no Evensong is held on Mondays during the Long Vac Term.
  • Doors open 15mins before each service from Monday to Saturday and 20mins before on Sundays. We regret to say that late admission to services is not generally possible.
  • This schedule may vary in some weeks. Please check the latest service booklet for details of the services.

Morning prayer and Communion

Morning prayer is normally said at 8.15am Monday - Friday during term time. There is a communion service (said) on Wednesdays at 12.30pm.

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