Common Time 2019


A view from the south west

The wooden lierne vaulting is one of the earliest examples of this technique
Looking East

Chapel stands at the centre of the College community. In December 2005 the Warden & Fellows included the following paragraph in their statement of the College's aims:  

Moral and Spiritual Formation

"We will cultivate a strong sense of community, personal reflectiveness and responsibility in all our pupils, regardless of their religious background. We will assist boys from non-Christian cultures to study and understand their religious inheritance. We will nourish our identity as a Christian foundation, where God revealed in the person of Jesus Christ is confidently and intelligently proclaimed. We will commend an understanding of the human person as a moral, spiritual and physical unity, in which each dimension is equally important and mutually dependent. The life and worship of the Chapel will develop, through instruction, exposition and imaginative appeal, a sense of the beauty of holiness." 

Sunday Pattern

The basic pattern each Half is X & Y Sundays alternating.

On X Sundays all boys (except those groups specified below) attend Chapel or New Hall at 9.45am, in Houses, as designated.

On Y Sundays all boys attend one of the services held at 8.30am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion in St Michael's Church, 9.45am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship) in Chapel or 8.15pm Evening Service in Chapel.

Roman Catholic boys attend Mass at 9.45am every Sunday in St Michael's Church. Catholic parents support their sons through the Society of Our Lady at Winton. The current Chairman is Biff Gillow, who can be contacted on gillow@btconnect.com.

Boys of non-Christian cultural background attend Faith Circles at 9.45am every Sunday.

Weekday Pattern
All boys in Junior and Middle Parts attend Chapel on Mondays and Fridays before afternoon school.

Chapel Services open to the public
Choral Evensong sung by Chapel Choir on Tuesdays at 5.30pm
Sung Eucharist sung by the Quiristers on Thursdays at 5.30pm
Compline sung by the Quiristers on Saturdays at 7.15pm in Chantry.

Services in the Cathedral
Founder's Obit is observed annually in September and there is also a Carol Service in December.

Christian Union
A weekly meeting for Bible study is held on Saturday mornings before lunch.

The Chaplains
Foundation Chaplain: The Revd Dr Simon Thorn
College Chaplain: The Revd Justin White
Senior Lay Chaplain: Mr Andrew Sparkes CMG
Lay Chaplain: Mr James McKinnel
Master responsible for Roman Catholics: Mr Liam Dunne
Master responsible for Faith Circles: Dr John Cullerne
Master responsible for Christian Union: Mr Tim Giddings

Director of Chapel Music: Mr Howard Ionascu

Mr Ionascu began his musical career as a Vicar Choral at Wells Cathedral. He has since taught at Radley College, The Royal Grammar School, Guildford, and The King's School, Canterbury, where he was Director of Music. In Canterbury, Mr Ionascu developed a formidable reputation not only as a choir trainer, but also as a vocal coach to applicants for choral scholarships, in which the school built up an enviable track record. His work involved weekly services in Canterbury Cathedral, recordings, radio broadcasts and international tours. He has also worked with a number of distinguished adult choirs and professional orchestras. 

Please see this week's Chapel Diary