Carols in Chapel

28th November 2016

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Students of all religions and none gathered in Wadham Chapel to join a traditional service of nine lessons and carols marking the end of Michaelmas term.

In the service, led by Wadham Chaplain Wendy Wale, members of the Wadham community joined in the reading of the lessons.

The uplifting voices of the Chapel Choir sang a variety of seasonal music including compositions by Benjamin Britten and John Rutter.

The nine lessons were read by Charlie Powell, Wadham SU committee and Choral Scholar; Poppy Clifford, member of Wadham Chapel Choir; Harriet England, first year undergraduate; Dr Peter Alsop, Finance Bursar; Lucy Halton, finalist; Mark Hogarth, Head Porter; Annabella Massey, MCR committee; Rebecca Rose, Wadham Chapel Warden; and Ken Macdonald QC, Warden.

The choir was led by Katharine Pardee, Director of Chapel Music and accompanied by William Whitehead, Organist.

The retiring collection goes to the Gatehouse Cafe which provides food, shelter and care for Oxford's homeless and where a number of Wadham members work as volunteers and for Asylum Welcome, a charity supporting refugees in Oxford.

The services were followed by mulled wine, mince pies and refreshments in Hall.

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