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.

Regular Services in Term - Lent 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

Monday 8th January at 8.45am

Staff Service for the Start of Lent Term


Wednesday 31st January at 8.30pm

Celebration of Candlemas (the Presentation of Christ in the Temple)

Candlelit Holy Eucharist


Sunday 1st April at 10.00am

Easter Sunday

Holy Eucharist


Sunday Services

14th January (Epiphany II) Holy Eucharist at 10.45am – Preacher: The Chaplain  Day Pupils to attend

21st January (Epiphany III)  Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher:  The Rev’d Liz Baker, Rector, Highland Perthshire Linked Charge

4th February (Second Sunday Before Lent) Evening Prayer at 6.00pm – Preacher:  The Warden

25th February (Lent II) Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher:  The Rev’d Canon Dr Alasdair Coles, Rector, All Saints’, St Andrews

4th March (Lent III) Morning Prayer at 10.45am – Preacher: The Rev’d Canon Dr Anne Tomlinson, Principal, Scottish Episcopal Institute

18th March (Lent V) Holy Eucharist at 10.45am – Preacher:  The 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 (  

Chaplaincy Team

Mr Peter Golden, Lay Assistant

Mrs Nicola Henderson, Lay Assistant

Mr Conor Swaile, Lay Assistant


Ope Ajanaku (Matheson's)

Director of Music & College Organist

Dr Tim Ridley (01738 842065)

Glenalmond College Chapel Choir

Services & Choral Music

Michaelmas Term 2017, November & December



Sunday 5 November:

Holy Eucharist (10.45am)

Setting                            Chris Tambling            The Holy Trinity Service

Anthem                           Tallis                            O nata lux de lumine

Organ voluntary               J. S. Bach                     Prelude in B minor, BWV 544


Sunday 12 November:

Morning Prayer & Act of Remembrance (10.45am)

Anthem                          Bainton                       And I saw a new heaven

Organ voluntary              Widor                          Allegro (Movt. I, Symphony No. 6 in G minor)


Sunday 19 November:          

Morning Prayer (10.45am)

Anthem                          Trad. arr. Chilcott       Ev’ry time I feel the Spirit

Organ voluntary              Langlais                       Hymne d’action de grâce ‘Te Deum’


Sunday 3 December:

Morning Prayer (10.45am)

Anthem                          Trad. arr. Cleobury     The seven joys of Mary

Organ voluntary              Andrew Carter            Toccata on ‘Veni Emmanuel’


Sunday 10 December:           

Holy Eucharist (10.45am)

Setting                            Chris Tambling            The Holy Trinity Service

Anthem                           Trad. arr. Rutter         The Sans Day Carol

Organ voluntary               Denis Bédard              Variations on ‘In dulci jubilo’


Tuesday 13 December:

Lessons and Carols by Candlelight (5.00pm & 7.30pm)

Carols                            Palestrina                   Matin Responsory                

                                    Edmund Walters        Iona                                         (solo quintet)

                                    Trad. arr. Gjeilo          Coventry Carol

                                     Malcolm Archer         A virgin most pure

                                     Eric Whitacre              Lux aurumque            

                                     Thomas Hewitt Jones   Carol of the Shepherds

Organ voluntary             Weitz                          Stella Maris (Movt III, Symphony No. 1)





Dr Tim Ridley, Director of Music & College Organist

The Rev'd Giles Dove, College Chaplain