The ancient monastic office of Compline is sung by members of the Christ Church Choir at 9:00 on Sunday evenings during the academic term. Candles offer the only light; 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 seventh century. St. Benedict described in fewer than thirty words the form Compline would take for the next thousand years. He wanted the service kept simple: Psalm, hymn, chapter, blessing, and dismissal. "After Compline," he wrote, "no one may speak."

Please note: Compline is not sung during the summer and will resume in the fall. 


2015-2016 Compline Schedule

Compline is sung each Sunday at 9:00pm.

November 22

January 10

March 27

May 22

Last Compline of the Fall Term

First Compline of the Spring Term

Easter Compline

Final Compline of the Spring Term