Cambridge - Jesus College
|Sunday||Choral Evensong 18.00|
|Tuesday||Choral Evensong(mixed voices) !8.30|
|Thursday & Saturday||Choral Evensong(boys & men) 18.30|
Director of Chapel Music
Mark Williams (since 2009)
Mark Williams is a member of Council of the Friends of Cathedral Music
The Chapel Choir was formed in 1849 and is composed of volunteer boy choristers from local schools together with adult singers from the university and the city. This all male choir is one of only three college choirs of its kind in Cambridge. It sings two of the four Choral Evensongs and the Eucharists. The Mixed Choir was formed in 1980 to allow women undergraduates the opportunity to sing in Chapel and it sings two Choral Evensongs a week. A Director of Chapel Music was only appointed in 1999 after which the Chapel music has been much expended. There are two organ scholars.
The Revd Dr Tim Jenkins (since )
The Revd Jonathan Collis (since 2002)
The college was founded in 1496 by Bishop John Alcock, when it consisted of the old Nunnery buildings - the chapel, cloister, refectory, and lodgings of the Prioress. Thomas Cranmer was the most famous alumni of this early period. 19th century building included a major restoration of the Chapel by Augustus Pugin - new choir stalls, Chancel floor tiles, a higher pitched roof in the 13th century style, and a new East window. In 1869 a new range of college rooms was built by Alfred Waterhouse. In the present century the new library is part of a new court to be built adjoining Chapel Court.
FCM at Cambridge
FCM Diocesan Representative
Thomas Neal (Clare College)