Welcome to Jesus College Chapel! We have a fantastic chapel with plenty going on. Feel free to explore the links below, and do read the welcome message from our wonderful Chaplain, Megan.
Message from the Chaplain
Well hello there. Welcome to our lovely Chapel page on the JCR website. My name is Megan and I’m your Chaplain. Which means I’m a Church of England priest so you’ll probably spot me a mile off – not many other people wear dog-collars in Jesus. But I’m here for everyone. Whatever denomination, whatever faith. I’m here for you to talk to, or to be silent with. I’m here to pray with you, or not to pray with you. I’m here to smile at you and generally try and hope eveyone is doing OK.
And our lovely chapel is for everyone. Absolutely everyone, truly. We have a fabulous choir which is based upon an ethos of fun (no auditions, jolly rehearsals, and a certain amount of free food) and who sings for us every Sunday evening. If you’re not in it, I expect you’ve got a friend who is, so come along and support their music. Which is lovely.
We have exciting preachers talking about interesting things. This term (Michaelmas) we’re thinking about Social Justice. Have a look at the term card – you should have got one in your pidge early on in term, and if not you can find it here. You get me preaching from time to time, and you also get to hear lots of fascinating visitors. Ever met a Friar? Come along in third week. Feel passionate about homelessness? Come along in second week. Want to welcome Freshers or be welcomed as a Fresher? Come along in first week.
The rest of term is great too but I’m not going to go on about it here. You never know, I might get around to updating this page from time to time if Dave and Laura, our publicity friends in Chapel, remind me… And certainly don’t forget to put Remembrance Day (13 Nov) and the Carol Service (27 Nov) in your diaries.
There’s lots of other stuff going on too – during the week, and in the Christian Union. Do have a peek at their pages (weblink here).
Any questions? Do get in touch. We’ve got a lovely team of students doing all sorts of things, from CU reps to the Keeper of the Sherry. Yes, really.
So do come along to Chapel – I don’t want you getting to the Leavers’ Service and saying ‘I can’t believe I didn’t come before, and now it’s my last chance…’!
You certainly need to get used to our College hymn, ‘Bread of Heaven’. It’s great and we sing it lots. And lots.
Bye for now, Megan