Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

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Trinity College Chapel

Trinity College Chapel is the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Part of a complex of Grade I listed buildings at Trinity,[1] it dates from the mid 16th Century. It is an Anglican church in the Anglo Catholic tradition.

The Dean of Chapel holds responsibility for the Chapel and the Clergy at Trinity.

The chapel was begun in 1554-55 by order of Queen Mary and was completed in 1567 by her half-sister, Elizabeth I. The architectural style is Tudor-Gothic, with Perpendicular tracery and pinnacles. The roof is of an earlier style than the rest of the building, and may have been re-used from the chapel of King’s Hall, the college which preceded Trinity on this site. Only the walls and roof are of Tudor date.

There are many memorials to former Fellows of Trinity within the Chapel,[2] some statues, some brasses, including two memorials to Graduates and Fellows who died during both World Wars. There are also several graves dating from earlier periods.[3]

The chapel has a fine organ, originally built by "Father" Smith in 1694; it was fully rebuilt in 1975. There are regular recitals on Sundays during term time.[4] The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge is composed of around thirty male and female Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars, all of whom are undergraduates of the College. Besides singing the liturgy in the chapel, the choir has an extensive programme of performances and recordings. The current Director of Music is Stephen Layton.[5]

The Ascension Parish Burial Ground contains the graves or interred cremations of twenty-seven Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, including three Vice-Masters.

List of memorials/graves[edit]

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Chapel interior, c. 1870

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Statue of Francis Bacon
Statue of Isaac Barrow

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H[edit]

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J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

Daniel Lock

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N[edit]

Statue of Isaac Newton

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W[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trinity College, the Buildings Surrounding Great Court, Nevile's Court and New Court, and Including - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire - England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Index of memorials in Trinity College Chapel and Ante-Chapel". Trinity College Chapel. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Trinity College Chapel - The Building". trinitycollegechapel.com. Trinity College Chapel. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Organ of Trinity College Chapel Cambridge". Trinity College Chapel. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Trinity College Choir". Trinity College Choir. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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