The ancient monastic office of Compline is sung by members of the Christ Church Choir each Sunday night during the academic term. Candles offer the only illumination, and the choir sings from an unseen loft at the north end of the crossing.

The earliest formal description of Compline is found in the Rule of Saint Benedict, written in the early sixth century. Benedict described in fewer than thirty words the form Compline would take for the next thousand years: Psalm, hymn, chapter, blessing, and dismissal. "After Compline," he wrote, "no one may speak."

2018 Schedule

Compline is sung each Sunday at 9:00pm.

January 7, 2018

May 20, 2018

August 26, 2018

First Compline of the spring term

Last Compline of the spring term

First Compline of the fall term