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The Scottish Episcopal Church

Anglican Chaplaincy
at the University of Glasgow

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The Scottish Episcopal Church

Anglican Chaplaincy
at the University of Glasgow

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‘The Anglican Chaplaincy at the University of Glasgow aims to provide spiritual accompaniment, liturgical worship, and an encouraging community to seekers of all sorts.’

– The Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway

Special Services 

2023-2024

set in the University’s Memorial Chapel (West Quadrangle)
sung by the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir

Free of charge and unticketed
ALL WELCOME

Embark on a transformative journey with the Anglican Chaplaincy at the University of Glasgow (part of the university’s vibrant Interfaith Chaplaincy) – a curated series of ten special services during the 2023-2024 academic term. Sung by the gifted musicians of the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir and led by clergy from St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, each evening event lasts approximately one hour. Delve into Scripture, explore spirituality, and embrace the evocative power of music. All are welcome regardless of background, religious affiliation, or connection with the University.

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5 March

18:00 Choral Evensong

A stirring Choral Evensong highlights Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s compositions and those of his students and successors one hundred years after his death. (Note: This replaces an electronic music programme, now rescheduled for later in the year.)

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19 March

18:00 Choral Eucharist

Joseph of Nazareth

The culminating service of the academic term, a celebration recognising St Joseph’s enduring contribution to the tapestry of faith.

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20 February

18:00 Choral Eucharist

An a capella (voices only) Choral Eucharist for the first week of Lent – music encapsulating the austerity and solemnity of the season.

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14 February

22:00 Imposition of Ashes

Ash Wednesday

A late-night service illuminated by candlelight and Allegri’s haunting ‘Miserere’. Read more.

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6 February

18:00 Choral Evensong

Paul Miki, Priest, and the Martyrs of Japan, 1597

On this day, the Church remembers Paul Miki and the Martyrs of Japan.

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16 January

18:00 Choral Eucharist

Waltz your way into the new year with music from the Viennese School accompanied by a small chamber ensemble.

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5 December

18:00 Advent Carol Service

An extraordinary service featuring traditional and contemporary readings and music evoking the essence of the season. Carols by Judith Weir, William Byrd, Isaac Boulter, John Tavener, and Kenneth Tay

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7 November

18:00 Choral Evensong

In collaboration with ‘Into the Light: an exhibition exploring the work of Egon Altdorf (1922–2008)’

Dr Deborah Lewer, an authority on modern German art, offers guided reflections alongside an enthralling musical line-up including a new commission by John LeGrove.

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17 October

18:00 Choral Eucharist 

Ignatius of Antioch

A melodic tapestry commemorating St Ignatius of Antioch, featuring Knut Nystedt’s evocative Mass and Handl’s celestial anthem “Duo Seraphim” echoing Ignatius’ visionary encounter with angelic choirs.

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3 October

18:00 Choral Evensong 

A special inaugural choral service featuring music written for grand occasions. Senior figures from both Church and University convene, igniting a year of intellectual and spiritual inquiry.

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18:00 Choral Evensong

Electronic Music Programme

Experience Choral Evensong through an innovative lens – voices and electronics combine in ethereal tones. A contemporary twist to the traditional evening service, enhancing the journey of spiritual understanding for all who partake in it. (Originally scheduled for 5 March.)

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During the academic term, chaplains have time for meetups on or around campus. Click below to book a time.

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University of Glasgow Interfaith Chaplaincy

West Quadrangle
The University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The Anglican Chaplaincy

The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
The Rev Canon Oliver Brewer-Lennon