Our Chapel
 

During 2013-2014 there will be a reduced schedule of services at the Chapel due to the suspension of full-time theological training for the year. A single, mid-week, Celebration of the Holy Eucharist will be held every Wednesday at noon beginning in September of 2013.

 

Theological education is a spiritual as well as an intellectual endeavor. Chapel life brings these two aspects together as the learning community comes to know and express itself as a praying community. Chapel life is an integral part of the Queen's College experience.

 

The schedule of worship provides students with an opportunity to enhance their skills in liturgical preparation using the Book of Alternative Services (1985), the Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1959/62) and Common Praise (1998). In addition to the regular use of the rites and resources included in these books, we are committed to the use of gender-inclusive language and constructing distinctive liturgy that both respects the breadth of biblical imagery and metaphor, and takes seriously the contemporary need for liturgical forms that nourish the varied modes of the human praying spirit.

 

Worship Committees are responsible for the weekly cycle of worship, consisting of Eucharist(s), daily offices and special liturgies as appropriate to the church year. Each semester, students in the Master of Divinity (ordination track) and Bachelor of Theology programs are assigned to a Worship Committee, and work to prepare, provide and reflect upon the worship of the community. Students registered in other College programs are invited to participate fully in the work of the Worship Committees.

 

Chapel worship, in addition to being a work of the spirit, is a place where many of the practical skills required for effectively leading worship can be practiced and honed. Students are responsible for officiating and reading the lections at the daily offices, and assisting at Eucharist by serving, reading, leading the Prayers of the People or Intercessions, deaconing and administering the chalice.

 

The attending of chapel liturgies is open to the wider campus community and to the public.

 

A typical weekly schedule of services when the College is in full-time operation is included below.

 

Worship Schedule

Monday 11:00 am Morning Prayer
Tuesday 8:50 am Morning Prayer
  12:15 pm Mid-day Prayer
Wednesday 12:00 pm Holy Eucharist
Thursday   8:50 am Morning Prayer
    4:00 pm Evening Prayer Holden during Epiphany
    Easter Taize during Lent
Friday   8:50 am Morning Prayer
  11:00 am Holy Eucharist