Cathedral

What's On coverThis beautiful building is home to a vibrant worshipping community with a rich worshipping tradition and a world famous Cathedral Choir. It hosts a wide range of diocesan events, music, art and drama.

Thousands of people visit our Cathedral each year to pray, worship, or simply to enjoy the stillness and the profound sense of history it inspires.

On this site once stood the convent church where Oxford's patron saint, St Frideswide, was buried in the eighth century. Around her shrine in the ninth and tenth centuries a group of priests lived a communal life, doing pastoral work, and in the twelfth century the monastery became the Augustinian priory of St Frideswide. By the thirteenth century it was a major place of pilgrimage.

When Cardinal Wolsey began the building of his college here, the western end of the building was removed to make space for Tom Quad, and the remainder was used as the temporary chapel for the new college. Wolsey's plan to replace it with a larger chapel on the North side of Tom Quad would have caused its demolition but when he fell from power the building of the new chapel stopped.

Today we are grateful that the building has survived, and that it is used to the glory of God.

Latest News

Image of dove from peace exhibition
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Faith and Peace: Perspectives from Three Religions
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Whats On 2017 brochure cover
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Christmas 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral
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New series of After Eight begins
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Cathedral service
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What's On at the Cathedral: Advent, Christmas & Epiphany 2017-18
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The procession to the Cathedral
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Glove Ceremony held at Christ Church
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Events

Nov
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Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 20:00
After Eight
Nov
29
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -
20:30 to 21:30
Singing for Syria