Chapel & Choir
Under normal circumstances, Magdalen College Chapel is among the most active in the University, with fourteen services a week during Full Term and many other related events. Due to the current lockdown, however, the number of Chapel services in Hilary Term 2021 has been reduced and will only be available online to the general public, using previously recorded material at the following link.
In normal times, all are most welcome to attend Chapel Services: members of any religion or of none, members of Magdalen or of the public, regardless of official College opening hours.
While the Chapel is here first and foremost to offer a place of worship for our students, fellows and staff, in reality our congregation extends far beyond these limits and includes many other people, some from other Oxford colleges, some from the local community, some from further afield. It can feel rather like going to services in a cathedral, but the atmosphere is more domestic and intimate.
The College Choir enriches our worship every day of the week in Full Term (except Mondays) at 6.00pm, and every Sunday morning in Term at 11.00am. On Saturdays, the men of the Choir are joined by female undergraduates from a number of Oxford colleges to form the Consort of Voices. Other services in Chapel are said – without the Choir – and these, like the choral services, are Anglican, bearing the imprint, as is the tradition at Magdalen, of the Oxford Movement or Catholic Revival of the nineteenth century.
We hope you will join us when the Chapel re-opens for live services.