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The College Chaplain and Welfare Coordinator

College Chaplain, Revd Clare HaynsRevd Clare Hayns

As College Chaplain and Welfare Coordinator I am here for everyone, whether junior or senior members, staff or students, people of any faith, or none.

The Chaplain is often the first point of contact for anyone wanting confidential advice or support, whether that is about personal, academic or spiritual matters. I am based in Killcanon 1 and you are welcome to come and see me at any time. I am hoping to have a coffee machine and will certainly have lots of tea, biscuits and chocolate in stock at all times. As Welfare Coordinator I will guide a wonderful team of welfare supporters who consist of Peer Supporters, Welfare Advisors and the College medical team. We also have access to the University Counselling Service. All the information about the welfare provision can be found in a Welfare Booklet which is coming soon.

At Christ Church we are in the unique position of having the Cathedral as our ‘College Chapel’. College members are welcome to attend any of the regular services and events and you can find more details about these on the Service Times pages. As Chaplain I lead regular and occasional services and you can find more information about service times and events on the Chaplaincy Term Card which is coming soon.

About the Chaplain

I have recently moved here with my family which consists of my husband, three boys (9, 14, 17) and a little dog (Sheba). Before being ordained as an Anglican Priest I was trained as a Social Worker and worked in London with people with addictions and with young homeless people. My husband John is an entertainer (aka Juggling John and Johnny Oxford!) and we established and ran an entertainment’s agency for many years and my role was an events manager and party organiser. My theological training was Ripon College, Cuddesdon and I served my curacy in the Benefice of Blenheim, a group of parishes just north of Oxford.

Contact Details
01865 276236
Killcanon 1

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