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Tree felling and planting in Christ Church Meadow

Christ Church has recently submitted an application to the Forestry Commission for a felling licence to remove 10 poplars from the New Walk. The poplars will be replaced with 18 limes, of a type used in historic avenue planting, as part of the college’s long-term plans for maintaining the avenue.

Bishop John lays down his staff

Bishop John Pritchard said farewell to the Diocese of Oxford in a packed Cathedral on Thursday 30th October. He presided and preached at a Sung Eucharist, which was followed by a drinks reception at the Town Hall. The Bishop chose all the music for the service, which involved a band from St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, and two trumpeters as well as a traditional choir and organ.

Paper Pilgrims

Paper PilgrimsAn exhibition of 'Paper Pilgrims' has been installed in the Cathedral's Watching Loft, beside the shrine base of St Frideswide.

Cathedral Choir CD: Courts of Heaven

courts of heaven thumbThis new CD, Courts of Heaven: Music from The Eton Choirbook Vol. 3, is a collection of music from the Eton Choirbook, the vast collection of English sacred music from the early Renaissance. It is the third in an acclaimed series by Stephen Darlington and The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford which has proved a thrilling encounter with the remarkable world of the liturgy of Eton College Chapel in the late 15th century.

The Installation of Dean Percy

Installation of Dean PercyThe Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy was installed as Dean of Christ Church at Evensong on Saturday 4th October. 

The Grand Day Out

Around 2,500 people from across the Oxford Diocese flocked to Christ Church Meadow for the Grand Day Out on Saturday 20th September, taking the opportunity to say goodbye to the Bishop of Oxford.

Tower Poetry Competition 2015

Tower Poetry 2015 thumbThe Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets, opened for entries on National Poetry Day, and this year students between 16-18 years of age are challenged to write a poem on the theme of ‘Cells’.

Staff raise money for Macmillan

Many members of staff at Christ Church came together on Friday 26th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Savitri Grier Concert

SavitriThe outstanding Christ Church violinist Savitri Grier returns to Oxford to perform a Solo Violin Recital at 1pm on Thursday 2nd October, at the University Church, High Street, Oxford. The outstanding Christ Church violinist Savitri Grier returns to Oxford to perform a Solo Violin Recital at 1pm on Thursday 2nd October, at the University Church, High Street, Oxford.

Guided Tours and Autumn/Winter Events

Guided Tours and Autumn/Winter Events

A series of events offering guests the opportunity to sample the best of Christ Church's hospitality and learn more about its illustrious history, thriving current purpose and bright future.

 

 

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