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.

April 2020: The Chapel during the coronavirus outbreak

During the current closure, the Chapel is moving online. We have been holding services of Evening Prayer using Zoom during the vacation, and intend to run an extensive programme of events for the Easter Term, including daily prayers, Sunday services, music, preaching, discussions and social events. There will even be a virtual Keith’s Café on Thursday afternoons.  

Plans are still developing while we explore the potential of an online Chapel. If you would like to receive the latest information, please email the Chaplain

Events at the Chapel

All are very welcome to attend any of the Chapel's services, or visit it during the day to enjoy its peaceful atmosphere. For more information see:

Regular events include the very popular Keith's Café on Thursdays from 3:30 pm on the Chapel steps, where free doughnuts, biscuits, coffee, tea, lemonade and other refreshments are served to members of the College.

We have services on Sundays at 10 am and 6 pm, and our midweek group meets on Wednesdays at 6 pm for worship, pizza and Bible study.

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.