Following the Maundy Thursday service, which will include the celebration of the first Lord's Supper and the rite of foot washing, the church will be stripped bare of ornaments.
The elements of the eucharist will be moved to the Lady Chapel and a quiet vigil will be held there. This is a response to Jesus' request that the disciples "Stay here and keep watch with me" in the Garden of Gethsemane. Matthew 26: 36-46 You are welcome to stay for any time during the vigil.
This will be the only morning service for all the churches at castle. All are welcome to join this united family communion service. There is a Sunday School.
The Trail of Light, part of the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, is a unique way to experience the architecture of the College chapels, the beautiful organs, and sublime choirs in a most unusual light. This event consists of a walk through the historic city of Cambridge at the discovery of three chapels: starting at St John's College at 4.00 pm, then to Magdalene College and St Giles' Church.
The Trail of Light, part of the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival, is a unique way to experience the architecture of the College chapels, the beautiful organs, and sublime choirs in a most unusual light. This event consists of a walk through the historic city of Cambridge at the discovery of three chapels: St John's College, Magdalene College and St Giles' Church. Participants will be given their own LED Lantern and, by walking from a venue to the next, they will become a moving light art installation.
A short recital by Chihiro Ono demonstrating her outstanding ability on three instruments – the violin, viola and baroque violin - with musical examples from each. A fitting finale to her talk the previous evening.
St Augustine’s Singers, conducted by Philip Mead, present a concert with readings on the theme of mortality for the first Sunday in Lent. Works by Fauré, Tavener, Purcell and Ives. Readings from Raleigh, Vaughan, anon and Bunyan will also be featured.
Jack Clarkson from the EAAA Service will give a first hand account of the work of the local air ambulance service and its two fully equipped helicopters, ANGLIA ONE and ANGLIA TWO. Between them the two helicopters provide a life-saving service reaching patients quickly and, if required, transporting them to hospital within minutes. A retiring collection will be taken.
Cambridge University built one of the world’s first successful computers (EDSAC) between 1947-49. A team at the National Museum of Computing is now constructing a working replica to show present and future generations how the computers, tablets and smartphones they now take for granted first started. Dr Andrew Herbert will describe how the team has forensically researched the original machine and has made the reconstruction authentic to 1940’s technology.