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. These include choral services on Sundays at 6 pm and on occasional Thursdays at 10 pm, daily prayers, and Sunday lunchtime talks and discussions. The very popular Keith’s Café takes place outside the Chapel every Wednesday at 3.30 pm, serving free doughnuts, coffees and other refreshments to members of College.

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

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.