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The College Chaplain

Ralph Williamson- The College ChaplainRevd Ralph J. Williamson

The College Chaplain is appointed to attend to the spiritual and other welfare needs of college members, students, tutors, teaching staff and college staff. I am a qualified Counsellor, part of the college welfare team, and help maintain the college website as Website Editor.

I am based in Killcanon 1, where I can be found throughout the week except Wednesdays. I can be contacted by email,, telephone (276236) or trusty pigeon post. My mobile number is displayed outside my door if you need me in a hurry.

I am often a first point of contact for people wanting to talk about their course, financial issues, family or friends, accommodation, issues within college life and harassment, as well as religious and spiritual things. I am happy to talk to people in confidence, and where appropriate may give advice about where to find further help.

Hilary 2015 Chaplaincy Term Card


What 's On?

The Termcard issued at the beginning of each term gives details of services and events organised through the chaplaincy. Services generally take place in the Cathedral, which is our college chapel, and most meetings take place in Killcanon 1. 

To download the Chaplaincy Term Card for Hilary Term 2015, click on the link below, or on the image on the right.


Saakshar 3 children. Photo: RW





Saakshar School Appeal

Building on the support offered through the college and cathedral to an inspiring educational project for slum children in Delhi called 'Saakshar', I visited Delhi and spent two weeks there as photographer in residence at Easter, 2009. Following this visit I established a small charity here, with the help of fellow trustees Edwin Simpson and John Briggs, and many other supporters, to encourage support for their work. I visited the project most recently, thanks to Christ Church's support, in March 2014. 

The latest newsletter for Saakshar School Appeal is attached below. If you would like to learn more about their work visit the NEW Saakshar School Appeal website (please note the new address), at


Saakshar School Appeal Newsletter 20142.33 MB
Hilary 2015 Term Card2.75 MB
Saakshar Christmas Newsletter 20142.31 MB

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