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.
Last Compline of the Fall Term
First Compline of the Spring Term
Final Compline of the Spring Term