Chapel and Term Card

The Cathedral is our College Chapel and is the vibrant centre of a worshipping community made up of students and staff, people from the city and diocese of Oxford and many international visitors. All members of Christ Church are of course welcome at all Cathedral Services, but there are some services and events that are particularly aimed at students and the college community. For details of all services and events in Hilary Term see our Term Card

Prayer at the Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is our college chapel and you are warmly invited to share in the beautiful worship. Evensong is sung by the world famous Cathedral Choir most days at 6pm, but most Mondays in term time by the College Choir.

Daily Services

7.15am                Morning Prayer

7.35am                Eucharist

6pm                     Evensong (Eucharist on Thursdays)      

Sunday services are as follows:

8am                    Holy Communion         Book of Common Prayer

8.45am               College Communion     (term time only, see term card for details of preachers)

9.45am               Sung Matins                 50 minute service with choir, hymns and sermon

11am                  Sung Eucharist             Choral Eucharist with hymns

6pm                    Choral Evensong           A beautiful choral service with prayers

8pm                    After Eight                    Informal contemporary worship with conversation on the theme 'The Future of...'

Special Services in Hilary Term

Compline at 9pm              Wednesdays 25th January and 8th March

Taizé at 9pm                    Wednesdays 1st February and 22nd February

The House Communion    Thursday 9th February at 6pm

An opportunity for the whole Christ Church community (staff, students, tutors and canons) to come together in worship and enjoy a wonderful meal in Hall. The College Choir sings and everyone who works, studies and teaches is warmly invited and encouraged to bring friends and families. Invitations will be sent by the Chaplain. Preacher: Jonathan Bartley, Co-leader of the Green Party

Other Events

Consider the LiliesGod and Natural Order  Surely the disciplines of physics, philosophy and faith don't connect? What has ‘God’ to do with the natural order of things? Revd Dr Shaun Henson addresses thorny matters of science and faith on Tuesday 24th January at 5.30pm in Blue Boar Lecture Theatre.

‘Consider the Lilies’     Friday lunchtime pre-lent course reflecting on how the art works of Stanley Spencer, Rembrandt, and Greek iconography can inspire our own faith - with the Chaplain and Fr Robin Gibbons. Every Friday in February from 1-2pm in Killcanon 1. Lunch provided. For more information get in touch with the Chaplain.

Merton Street Vocations Group    Those considering ordination are invited to an informal lunch which runs twice a term in Oriel College



Regular events for College Members (term time only)

Tea and cakeBrain Strain Tea and Cake

Every Thursday between 4-5pm - tea/coffee and (home-made) cake in Killcanon 1

 Baking - weekly - get in touch with the Chaplain if you'd like to join in (no experience necessary!)




Christ Church Christian Union - Click here for details for Christ Church CU


College Chaplain and Welfare Coordinator

Revd Clare Hayns      Killcanon 1       (2)76236

College Choir         William Wallace

College Sacristan   Joshua Hillis    

Christian Union       Sarah Yoon - and Jacob Glover -

Christian Aid           Joshua Hillis    

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