Chapel and Choir contacts
Whether you're looking for pastoral care, worshipping, or booking an event, the Chapel and Choir team are here to help.
People come to Chapel for a variety of reasons, from a range of backgrounds, and with different gifts and experiences. We welcome that diversity.
We seek to be an inclusive community, and to put into practice St Benedict’s teaching that everyone must be welcomed as Christ himself. As we try to keep that tradition of pastoral care and hospitality alive, we look forward to welcoming you.
Dean of Chapel – The Rev'd Paul Dominiak
The Dean of Chapel is responsible for the worshipping life of the Chapel and for the pastoral care of all members of the College community, whatever their faith or beliefs. Confidentiality will be kept within the College Welfare Team on a strictly need-to-know basis.
Paul Dominiak was raised in Whitby, North Yorkshire, and is married with two children. He was formerly Assistant Curate in a parish in the north east of England and then the Chaplain at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Paul specialises in Philosophical and Historical Theology, in particular the thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Elizabethan theologian Richard Hooker. He is Acting Director of Studies in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion, as well as lead tutorial adviser.
You can contact the Dean of Chapel about using the Chapel for an event, or about any pastoral matter.
Tel: 01223 339433
Assistant Chaplain – The Rev'd Devin McLachlan
The Assistant Chaplain is available for the pastoral care of all members of the College community, whatever their faith or beliefs. Confidentiality will be kept within the College Welfare Team on a strictly need-to-know basis.
A native of Chicago now living in Cambridge, Devin is married with two children. Devin has served as a parish priest in Massachusetts, and as a chaplain at the University of Chicago. He is the past president of Grassroots International and of the Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project.
The Assistant Chaplain may be contacted about any pastoral matter.
Tel: 01223 339438
Secretary to the Dean and the Chapel Office – Harry Cheatle
If you're interested in booking the Chapel, please contact the Secretary to the Dean and the Chapel Office.
Chapel Clerks and Secretaries
The Chapel Clerks are paid graduates, and Secretaries are undergraduate volunteers, who help setting up services and maintaining the Chapel. If you would like to help in this capacity, you can contact the Dean of Chapel. The Chapel Clerks arrange for volunteers from the wider College to help out in various ways at services.
The Bible readings for services in Chapel are read by a wide variety of people: students, fellows, and staff members.
Anyone who would like to read is most welcome to, whether or not you would describe yourself as a practising Christian, or have ever read in a church before. It is a good opportunity to become more involved in College life, to get to know the Bible, and develop confidence.
If you'd like to read at services, lead prayers, or join in the life of the Chapel in any way, you can contact the Chapel Clerks for more information.
Jesus College Chapel has a long and rich tradition of church music. It's distinctive in maintaining two choirs: the Chapel Choir, with its centuries of tradition, which is made up of boy choristers and adult male singers; and the College Choir, formed in 1982, which has female undergraduates for its top line.
The adult male singers form the ‘back row’ for both choirs. Each choir has developed a distinctive reputation and repertoire, whilst combining for key events and large projects.
In addition to the weekly schedule of choral services, members of the Choirs enjoy concerts, recordings, broadcasts, and foreign tours. Further information may be found on the Jesus College Choir website.
Director of Music – Richard Pinel
Richard Pinel is the College's Director of Music. He manages the College and Chapel choirs.
Tel: 01223 339699
Choir and Chapel Administrator – Alice Kane
You can contact the Choir and Chapel Administrator about concerts and the choirs.
Tel: 01223 339699
Senior Organ Scholar – Jordan Wong
Tel: 01223 766973