Chapel

The Chapel is central to life at Glenalmond.  Six days a week, the whole school comes together for the Chapel service – strengthening the sense of community and allowing time and space for the nurturing of faith.

The school has an Episcopalian foundation, and welcomes children of all faiths. The Glenalmond community comes together for worship in Chapel at least once every day (apart from Saturday) in term-time. There are also services during the holidays, as announced. This emphasis on Christian living and belief underpins a great deal of what happens in College. We also respect the beliefs and approaches of those who have another faith or none, and whilst all pupils are invited to share in Christian faith, there is no compulsion to do so. Integrity, tolerance, equality and forgiveness are our core values.

The Sacraments

The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday in term-time. Christians of any denomination who would normally receive Communion in their own church are invited to receive Holy Communion in Chapel. Members of the College are prepared for Confirmation (in the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of Scotland and associated Churches; Roman Catholic pupils may also be prepared by arrangement), usually in Fifth Form. Baptism, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (commonly called Confession) and the Anointing of the Sick are available following consultation with Father Giles. Outwith term-time, Chapel can be available for Weddings - please contact the Bursar's Office for more information.

Michaelmas Term

2018

 

Sundays at 10.45am (or 6.00pm)

Holy Eucharist or Morning (or Evening) Prayer

When the full College service is Morning or Evening Prayer, there will be a brief voluntary celebration of the Eucharist, usually immediately after Morning/Evening Prayer for those who wish to receive Communion

 

Weekdays at 8.30am

Morning Prayer

A brief corporate act of worship for the College, usually comprising a Scripture reading, address, prayer and hymn

 

Wednesdays at 8.45pm

Compline (Night Prayer)

A peaceful way to end the day.  An opportunity to light a candle and to pray for those we love and those in particular need

 

Special Services this Term

Thursday 30th August at 8.45am

Staff Service for the Start of Michaelmas Term

 

Sunday 14th October at 5.30pm

Evening Prayer for Glenalmond Choral Day – Preacher: The Chaplain

 

Thursday 13th December at 5.00pm Lessons and Carols by Candlelight (Cairnies, Home, Patchell’s, Reid’s)

 

Thursday 13th December at 7.30pm Lessons and Carols by Candlelight (Goodacre’s, Lothian, Matheson’s, Skrine’s)

 

Friday 14th December at 9.30am Morning Prayer for the End of Michaelmas Term

 

Sunday Services

 

9th September (Trinity XV) Holy Eucharist at 10.45am – Preacher: The Chaplain Day Pupils to attend

 

16th September (Trinity XVI) Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher: The Chaplain

 

30th September (Trinity XVIII) Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Tony Sparham

 

7th October (Trinity XIX) Evening Prayer at 6.00pm – Preacher:  The Chaplain

 

14th October (Trinity XX) Morning Prayer at 10.15am – Preacher:  The Warden

 

4th November (All Saints’ Sunday) Holy Eucharist at 10.45am – Preacher: The Rev’d Andrew Richardson, Chaplain, St Botolph Without Aldgate, London

 

11th November (Remembrance Sunday) Morning Prayer & Act of Remembrance at 10.45am – Address:  Major General the Honourable Seymour Monro (OG) CBE DL Day Pupils to attend Seating for this particular Chapel Service is in very high demand and we are restricted to a maximum of 150 guests.  You are therefore asked to apply for tickets from 1st October by contacting the Reception Office. reception@glenalmondcollege.co.uk or 01738 842000.  Those arriving without a ticket may not gain admission. 

 

25th November (Christ the King) Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher: The Rev’d Dr Alison Jack, Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology, University of Edinburgh

 

2nd December (Advent Sunday) Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher: Padre Chris Kellock, Assistant Chaplain, Sandhurst Group HQ

 

9th December (Second Sunday of Advent) Holy Eucharist at 10.45am – Preacher: The Chaplain

Services during the Holidays

Monday 24th December: Midnight Mass at 11.30pm – Preacher: The Chaplain

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day): Holy Eucharist & Blessing of the Crib at 10.00am – Preacher – The Chaplain

 

Chaplain:

The Rev’d Giles Dove (01738 842064 or 01738 880479)

Father Giles is available to speak in confidence with any member of the College (irrespective of religious belief) concerning any matter.  He can be contacted in his Study next to Chapel, at The Chaplain’s House, Baillie’s Court, by ’phone, or by email (gilesdove@glenalmondcollege.co.uk)

 

Chaplaincy Team:

Mr Guy Draper, Lay Assistant

Mr Peter Golden, Lay Assistant

Mrs Nicola Henderson, Lay Assistant

Mr Edward Phillips, Lay Assistant

Mr George Pounder, Lay Assistant

Mr Conor Swaile, Lay Assistant

 

Sacristan:

Alexander Wallace (Patchell’s)

 

Director of Music & College Organist:

Dr Tim Ridley (01738 842065)

 

The Sacraments

The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday in term-time.  Christians of any denomination who would normally receive Communion in their own church are invited to receive Holy Communion in Chapel.  Members of the College are prepared for Confirmation (in the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of Scotland and associated Churches; Roman Catholic pupils may also be prepared by arrangement), usually in Fifth Form.  Baptism, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (commonly called Confession) and the Anointing of the Sick are available following consultation with Father Giles.  Outwith term-time, Chapel can be available for Weddings – please contact the Bursar’s Office for more information (annemariemcnaughton@glenalmondcollege.co.uk).

Glenalmond College Chapel Choir

 

Services & Choral Music 

 

Lent Term 2019

 

Sunday 13 January:   

Holy Eucharist (10.45am)

Setting                           Chris Tambling           The Holy Trinity Service

Anthem                          Walford Davies           God be in my head

Organ voluntary              Denis Bédard              Postlude sur un Noël

 

Sunday 20 January:

Morning Prayer (10.45am)

Anthem                          Sir Michael Tippett     Deep River (from A Child of Our Time)

Organ voluntary              Percy Fletcher            Festival Toccata

 

Sunday 3 February:

Evening Prayer (6.00pm)

Anthem                          Sir Edward Bairstow   Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Organ voluntary              Alexandre Guilmant   Grand Choeur in D

 

Sunday 24 February:

Morning Prayer (10.45am)

Anthem                          Alexander Wallace     O Sacrum Convivium

Organ voluntary              Saint Saëns                  Fantasie in E flat

 

Friday 1 March:

Gala Concert, Perth Concert Hall (7.00pm)

Choir will sing Tippett’s Go Down, Moses and Deep River together with Ola Gjeilo’s The Rose

 

Sunday 3 March:

Morning Prayer (10.45pm)

Anthem                          Handel                         Zadok the Priest

Organ voluntary              Stanley                        Trumpet Tune in D

 

Sunday 17 March:

Morning Prayer (10.45am)

Anthem                          James Curnow             Lord teach us how to pray 

Organ voluntary              J. S. Bach                     Fantasia in C minor, BWV 562

 

Sunday 24 March:

Holy Eucharist (10.45am)

Setting                           Chris Tambling            The Holy Trinity Service

Anthem                          S. S. Wesley                Wash me throughly 

Organ voluntary              J. S. Bach                     Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

 

 

Dr Tim Ridley, Director of Music & College Organist

The Rev'd Giles Dove, College Chaplain