Chapel at Home
Our Chapel building may be closed, but Chapel continues to be a focus for community, prayer, music, reflection, rhythms of life, and a sanctuary from the stresses on us.
This term we are launching Chapel at Home, a virtual Chapel community which allows us to continue to connect in community, to worship, or to pray.
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Chapel at Home service pattern
Sundays: Evensong Lite at 5:45pm
A shortened version of the weekly favourite, with recordings of choir from our archive interspersed with the debut of Hertford College Chapel Choirantine. Visiting preachers, and occasionally, the Chaplain, will deliver a short video message of encouragement. Evensong is followed by Chapel Drinks on Zoom – speak to the Chaplain for details on how to join. You can find this week’s Evensong video at the top of this page and watch the whole series on this YouTube playlist.
Tuesdays (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8): Virtual Compline by Candlelight at 9pm
Come and sing this ancient form of night prayer to soothe away the anxiety and help you to be suitable somnorific. We will dim our lights, let you choose from virtual background photos of Chapel to choose your seat, and light our candles.
For information about how to join, see the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1129584924075078/
Thursdays (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7): The Ruthess Elimination of Hurry at 6pm
Short readings from our book of the term, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. In weeks 3 & 7 the readings will be part of our Celebration of Holy Communion.
Music on Mondays
Members of the Hertford community share a piece of music which is meaningful to them for your enjoyment.
Wisdom on Wednesdays
Hertfordians past and present share things they have come across which can offer us guidance or encouragement during these volatile, uncertain, and anxious times. Or it may just be things you would tell your 18-year-old self, or general life hacks.
Fun on Fridays
Because sometimes life in lockdown is all a bit too serious. Each week a college member will share a short fun video, meme, or joke to lighten your day.
Screenings on Saturdays
College members recommend a film or box set for your weekend entertainment.
Even though services in Chapel have been paused, prayer has been offered daily since the lockdown began. Here are some suggestion for praying if you would like to develop a rhythm of prayer.
- The Church of England Daily Prayer app: services used around the clock all over the world.
- If you prefer shorter, less formal, and more meditative, try the Lectio 365 app.
Confidential prayer requests
If you would like prayer for yourself or for someone else, please post on this Google Doc. This service is anonymous.
Every term in Chapel we take an offering for a range of charities. This term’s charity is the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, which supports young people with depression and helps them to look after their well being. We can’t physically take a collection, so please follow the link below to give if you are able.