The College Chapel has an important place in the life of the College. It was built in 1851.
The Chaplaincy (which is Anglican) seeks to encourage a place in the life of the College for worship for those both within and without the Christian tradition of faith.
In term time, there are regular services on Friday evenings at 5.30pm. The Chapel is open every day and (usually) provides a haven for quiet prayer and meditation.
The Chapel is also a College concert venue and it's not unusual to find groups or individuals practising. The College has an excellent choir that not only contributes to weekly worship in the Chapel but also goes on tours in Britain and abroad and makes CDs. For details of how to audition for the choir (and for one of the choral scholarships) and for the post of College Organ Scholar please see below.
To hear the Chapel Choir practising, please click on the video clip below.
The Chapel also houses a fine Harrison and Harrison organ, which is used for services and individual practice. At key times, the Chapel is a focus of the life the College. Annual events include the Christmas Carol Service, Remembrance Day and Graduation Services. Special events also take place from time to time, including weddings and baptisms.
For more information, please contact the College Chaplain via firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel Choir Reunion 2013
Hatfield Chapel Choir is holding another reunion on the 1 and 2 June 2013. It will be an opportunity to meet friends and singers from the Choir, past and present, as well as perform in one of the finest religious buildings in the country: the weekend will culminate in Matins and Eucharist in Durham Cathedral.
The format of the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, 1 June
|2.30pm||Welcome and rehearsal in Chapel|
|6.15pm||Rehearsal in the Cathedral|
|7.30pm||Black Tie dinner in the Dining Hall|
Sunday, 2 June
|9.00am||Rehearsal in Durham Cathedral|
|10.00am||Matins in Durham Cathedral|
|11.15am||Eucharist in Durham Cathedral|
The black tie dinner on the Saturday evening includes wine and costs £25.00. Cheques should be made payable to "Durham University".
Unfortunately, we regret that the College is unable to provide accommodation for this event, though there may be a small number of rooms available: please contact Katie Petherick on 0191 334 2633 or by email: email@example.com for more information. Accommodation may also be available in other colleges through 'Event Durham' or telephone: 0800 28 99 77. Other alternatives include a Premier Inn (10 minutes' walk from Hatfield - located behind the Gala Theatre), The Radisson (10 minutes' walk from Hatfield), the Travelodge (about 15 minutes walk from Hatfield) or the Three Tuns Hotel (5 minutes walk).
If you would like to attend or have any queries, please contact Anthony Bash, the Chaplain. Please send your cheques made payable to "Durham University" to him by Friday, 24 May (together with details of any special dietary requirements). Partners are very welcome indeed, both at the dinner and in the congregations!
You can join the Choir Alumni on Facebook. Just search 'Hatfield Choir Alumni' and you will find the site. Do join as it will be a good way to stay in touch with friends.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Hatfield in June!