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Kenneth Woollcombe Memorial Service

A service of Evensong in memoriam was held for the late Bishop Kenneth Woollcombe (1924-2008) in the Cathedral on Wednesday 28th May. The service was sung by the combined choirs of St John's College and the Cathedral Singers and the Address was given by The Very Revd Robert Jeffery, Dean Emeritus of Worcester.




Saving the "Secular"

On Tuesday April 22nd Canon Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, delivered his inaugural University lecture entitled 'Saving the "secular": the public vocation of moral theology.'

Territorial Army Centenary Service

Christ Church Cathedral played host to the Centenary Service for the local Territorial Army Regiments on Saturday April the 26th. The service concluded with a Parade on the Broad Walk attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire...

Bach Organ Series

Throughout 2008 at the end of the Sunday Eucharist (during University term) our organists will play a major Prelude & Fugue by J. S. Bach (1685-1750).

Advent Conversations


These exciting and challenging conversations take place in Christ Church Cathedral (Thursdays 7.15pm - 8pm) and at Wesley Memorial Church on (Wednesdays 12.30pm - 1.15pm).

In each place the topics will be introduced by a speaker of significant standing in each field and will be followed by discussion.

Tea and coffee will follow the evening sessions at Christ Church, with light refreshments after those at Wesley Memorial Church. All are welcome to attend.

Open Day 2009

On Saturday 15th September 2009 Christ Church opened its doors to the public for free, inviting people to come and have a look ‘behind the scenes’ at college and cathedral life! Thousands came to enjoy the day, with its many exhibitions and special activities for all ages, and the chance to picnic in the gardens or enjoy refreshments from our Buttery or JCR Cafe.

ARC Group

As last year, the Cathedral is looking forward to the arrival of some young people from different European countries who, under the auspices of a  Christian organisation ARC (Accueil Rencontre Communauté) UK will live and work here from 26th July to 18th August.  They will form a small worshipping community, and will help with translation and welcoming visitors from other lands.

Cathedral Summer Lectures 2007

A number of lectures are now available for download. Please click here.




Installation of Residentiary Canons

We are pleased to welcome Nigel Biggar and Sarah Foot to our dedicated team of Residentiary Canons.

They will be installed during a special evensong on Saturday 6th October at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.


Latest Cathedral Choir Recording

John Taverner's Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas

John Taverner's Mass is generally regarded as his finest work which shows complete mastery of structure and polyphony in six parts. It is the first of the eleven mass settings in the Forrest-Heyther part-books, almost certainly collected together for use in Wolsey's chapel. The recording is the first to use the original forces of men and boys as envisaged by the composer and is on the top record label Avie Records. It has been sponsored by the Friends of the Cathedral and is available from Christ Church Cathedral Shop (01865 201971) and all good record shops.



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