Worship is central to College life, and through a regular pattern of prayer and worship we learn to engage more deeply with God. The rhythm, simplicity and continuity of the offices provide space for prayer, worship and reflection on Scripture in an otherwise busy day.
A typical week in term time would involve 7.30am Eucharist, 9am Morning Prayer, 4.30pm Evening Prayer and 9.30pm Compline. Students are expected to attend Morning and Evening Prayer but other worship is optional. On Wednesdays at 11.45am the whole community usually gathers for a Sung Eucharist in the village church.
Students, who come from a wide diversity of traditions, are encouraged to bring variety to this pattern of worship by preparing and leading creative liturgy and worship in weekly small groups and for the whole College, usually instead of Monday's Evening Prayer.
Prayer for the College
Everlasting God, ever adored by the holy angels,
yet choosing men and women to be the stewards
of your mysteries;
Bless, we pray, the work of the College,
And prosper the intentions of its founders;
That those, who cannot do any good without you,
may be won to godliness and love,
and illuminated with a true knowledge of your
Word and Sacraments;
And so, being made able ministers of your
may advance your glory,
and the salvation of your servants;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.