All are welcome in Exeter College Chapel. Whether you are exploring or strengthening faith through worship and prayer, or the honest doubter, the music lover, or someone seeking a place of calm and beauty in the midst of the busyness and confusions of life, you are welcome.
There has been a Chapel in the College since its foundation in 1314, and has fulfilled many different functions over the past seven centuries, as understandings of religion and faith has changed through the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the Oxford Movement. Today the Chapel is, of course a place of divine worship, but also a deliberately inclusive space, belonging to the whole College. As well as a place to seek solace, it seeks to challenge our views of life: it is a place where ideas can be aired and exchanged, where faith and understanding can be explored, in a supportive and respectful manner, through services, and other events.
All Services are open to members of the general public. Entrance to the College is via Turl Street.
Attendance is currently restricted to 28 people per service, because of social distancing. If you would like to attend a Service, please register in advance here. There are strict protocols in place, and the chapel will be as safe as possible.
Chapel services in Michaelmas Term 2020 are as follows:
Sunday 6pm Choral Evensong [online and in the chapel]
Monday 12.30pm Lunchtime Choral Reflection [in the chapel]
Tuesday 8.30am Mattins; 6.15pm Choral Evensong [in the chapel]
Wednesday 9pm Taizé Service [online]
Thursday 9pm Choral Compline [in the chapel]
Friday 6.15pm Choral Evensong [in the chapel]
Baptisms and Weddings
The Chaplain is very happy to discuss baptisms, weddings, and blessings of partnerships for current students and alumni. Please get in touch in the first instance with the Chaplain.
Music in Exeter Chapel
Music underpins the life of the Chapel. The College’s choir sings three services a week and is directed by the organ scholars. Since the installation of the Walker Organ in 1994 there has been a weekly organ recital every Tuesday at 1.10pm during Full Term.
Outside of the chapel, the choir regularly sings evensong in cathedrals across England, has an annual foreign tour, as well as singing concerts throughout the year, both in Exeter and elsewhere. More information, including how to audition can be found on the choir’s page