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Chapel & Choir: Services

Termtime

Sundays

  • 9.00am College Eucharist or Morning Prayer
    followed by breakfast
  • 5.45pm Choral Evensong or College Eucharist
    followed by drinks, finishing in time for Formal Hall

Weekdays

Monday

  • 8.15am Morning Prayer
  • 6.30pm Evening Prayer

Tuesday

  • 8.15am Morning Prayer
  • 12.30pm Eucharist
    followed by lunch
  • 6.15pm Evensong
    sung by the College Choir

Wednesday

  • 8.15am Morning Prayer
  • 6.15pm Evensong
    sung by the Girls’ Choir

Thursday

  • 8.15am Morning Prayer
  • 6.15pm Evensong
    sung by the College Choir

Friday

  • 8.15am Morning Prayer
  • 6.30pm Eucharist

Merton College was founded by Walter de Merton in 1264. Worship has been offered in the College Chapel for over seven hundred years. Today the Chapel is home to a lively and diverse Christian community which continues this faithful offering of worship with daily services during term. Visitors are welcome to join members of the College at all our services.

The Chapel is part of the Church of England, within the worldwide Anglican Communion, and the Archbishop of Canterbury is the College’s Visitor. All those who are communicant members of their own church are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us.

The College Choir sings on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the Merton College Girls’ Choir sings on Wednesdays, their music enriching our worship. Members of College and Friends of the Choir can purchase the Choir’s recordings from the Verger. Copies are also available from the Porters’ Lodge.

For full details of services and the termly list, please download the Chapel Termcard and Services booklet.

For information on services outside termtime, please see our list of special services and concerts.

Our collections this term will be donated to Christian Aid. Our collections during Hilary term were donated to the Emily Peru Hope Trust, set up in memory of Emily Coates, who read Modern Languages at Merton, and died in 2015, aged 30.