Chapel Events: Michaelmas Term 2022

Dates

Throughout Michaelmas Term

Location

Wadham Chapel (some exceptions)

Summary

Weekly Choral Evensong, Pride Prayers, Tree Appreciations, and more. For full details, click the link above.

Evensong Schedule

1st week 9 October: Trees Make Everything Better*

The Chaplain welcomes Freshers and opens the new term by encouraging us to realise our oneness with Nature and all sentient beings, followed by dinner in Hall for all who attend Evensong.

2nd week 16 October: Making Things Better... for Disabled People

Jo Knowles and Josie Ediss in conversation on how life can be made better for disabled people in Oxfordshire. Jo is a trustee at KEEN, a charity working for inclusion for disabled people in Oxford. Josie (Modern Languages, 2016) works for a disability inclusion service.

3rd week 23 October: Festival of Light (Diwali)*

On the first night of the five-day festival of Diwali, we illumine our Chapel with lamps, and our hearts and minds with its message of the victory of light over dark, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and of hope, friendship, togetherness, and peace.

4th week 30 October: Making Things Better... feminist anti-racism in Rhodes Must Fall

Jacqueline Otagburuago, the curator of our Michaelmas Ante-Chapel exhibition, Photography as Participatory Politics, is a journalist, producer, photographer and activist, with research interests in representations of womanhood in postcolonial Francophone cinema and texts.

5th week 6 November Making Things Better … climate activism*

The Revd Tim Hewes has devoted his retirement to climate activism and fierce bodily prophetic enactment. He has spent time in jail for his beliefs and his protests, in conjunction with Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil, and Christian Climate Action.

6th week 13 November: Remembrance Sunday: Chains of Memory

Wadham Fellow, Dr Jane Garnett, considers aspects of remembrance and Wadham’s involvement in the world wars.

7th week 20 November: Queerfest Evensong*

The Revd Ross Miekle (rhymes with ‘treacle’) is a gay parish vicar, writer, storyteller, with a background in theatre and performance, and a sideline in drag. He serves as one of the LGBTI+ Chaplains for Oxford Diocese.

On the Christian feast of Pentecost, famed for a miracle that enabled people of diverse nations to understand the Disciples speaking as if in their own language, Chapel Warden and alumna, Josie Ediss, (Modern Languages, 2016) considers patterns that underlie some neurodivergent thought processes.

8th week 27 November: College Carol Service, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in Hall

Doors open at 5.30pm for this first come, first seated College tradition of Candlelight Lessons and Carols, showcasing our Chapel Choir and featuring readers from across the College, as we ponder the Christmas story through stories ancient and modern.

*On starred evenings, Evensong is followed by dinner in Hall for all who have signed up beforehand.

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