Virtual Chapel

  • Oriel College Chapel during a candlelit evensong service
  • Oriel College Choir rehearsing in the Chapel
  • Oriel College Choir singing in the Chapel
  • An organist playing in the Oriel college chapel

Welcome to our virtual College Chapel. On this page you will find prayers, music, reflections and sermons.

A prayer for this week

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Daily Prayer

You can use the prayers and readings we would normally say together in Chapel by selecting the 'Traditional (Book of Common Prayer)' option here. You can also access the service of Compline or Night Prayer and download the Daily Prayer app to your phone.


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), Verleih uns Frieden


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Insanae et vanae curae


Charles Wood (1866-1926), Oculi omnium. Psalm 145:15: ‘The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, and thou givest them their meat in due season.’


Harry Baigent (Organ Scholar), J.S Bach's C minor trio sonata iii

Sermons and Reflections

Trinity 2020, 5th Week

"There came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus." Matthew 27:57

Sea Yun Joung (JCR), Sunday after Ascension - 24 May 2020

Trinity 2020, 3rd Week

"As you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come." 1 John 2:18

The Chaplain, 4th Sunday after Easter - 10 May 2020

Trinity 2020, 2nd Week

"When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, ‘Surely he was the Son of God!’." Matthew 27:54

Peter Hammerton (JCR), 3rd Sunday after Easter - 3 May 2020

Trinity 2020, 1st Week

"The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom." Matthew 27:51

Dr Richard Mifsud (Oriel Chapel Choir), 2nd Sunday after Easter - 26 April 2020

Trinity 2020, 0th Week

"He gave up his spirit" Matthew 27:50

Thomas Farlow (JCR), 1st Sunday after Easter - 19 April 2020

Easter Weekend 2020

'The rest said, "Now leave him alone."' - Matthew 27:49

The Chaplain, Good Friday 2020 (audio only)