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."

2016-2017 Schedule

Compline is sung each Sunday at 9:00pm.

August 28, 2016

November 20, 2016

January 8, 2017

April 16, 2017

May 21, 2017

First Compline of the fall term

Last Compline of the fall term

First Compline of the spring term

Easter Sunday Compline & Mass

Final Compline of the spring term