The Chapel at Downing College

Downing College is home to a diverse community of different faiths, and many who are not practicing members of any religion. However, thanks to the Anglican history of Cambridge University, the College contains a beautiful Chapel, a focus for Christian spirituality, prayer, worship, preaching, hospitality and friendship.

The Chapel this term

The Chapel has an extensive programme of services and other events, most of which are currently being held online due to the coronavirus restrictions. These include choral services on Sundays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 10 pm, daily prayers at 9 am and 6 pm, and a Bible study group on Wednesdays at 6.30 pm. A Sunday morning service of Holy Communion without music is held in the Chapel at 10 am. We have sadly had to suspend social events such as Keith’s Café, but look forward to resuming these as soon as possible.

Full details can be found on the current Chapel term card.

To see more about what the Chapel and its music is like under normal circumstances, you might like to look at the details of the Lent Term 2020.



The Chaplain and Choir

The Chapel is run by the Chaplain, the Revd Dr Keith Eyeons, a minister in the Church of England. He is assisted by an ecumenical team of student Chapel Wardens from a wide range of Christian traditions.

The Chapel plays a central role in the musical life of the College. Our excellent Chapel Choir sings at Choral Evensong on Sundays and at occasional late evening services of Compline.