Magdalen College Chapel is among the most active in the University, with about fourteen services a week during Full Term. All are 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. In Michaelmas Term 2020, however, the Chapel capacity will be very limited in order to meet the rules on social distancing, and you will need to book a place if you wish to attend one of our live services. More details will be available on the Chapel and Choir pages of the College website, the Choir website and the Chapel and Choir social media pages in advance of each service.
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. We hope you will join us.