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.

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:

  • 1 October - 2 December 2016 (Michaelmas Term)
  • 17 January - 17 March 2017 (Lent Term)
  • 14 April - 16 April 2017 (Holy week and Easter Day)
  • 25 April - 16 June 2017 (EasterTerm)
  • 27 June - 9 July 2017 (Long VacationTerm)
  • 3 October - 1 December 2017 (Michaelmas 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.

Daily said services

In addition to our choral services, more intimate acts of worship are offered each weekday in one of the side chapels. Normally, the Eucharist is celebrated at 12.30 p.m. If there is a Sung Eucharist in the evening, the 12.30 p.m. service that day will be the Office of Readings, at which we hear and reflect on passages both from the Bible and from the great spiritual writers. There will be signage in the Chapel each day specifying where these services are being held.

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