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Cathedral Summer Lectures

The Cathedral’s annual summer lectures will be held in the McKenna Room every Wednesday at 4.30pm from 23 July to 20 August. This year’s theme is ‘How to be an Anglican’.

St Frideswide Installation

As part of a Fine Art MA project, Rachel Williamson is currently making a textile installation of hand dyed yarns inspired by the legend of Saint Frideswide...

ARC International Cathedral Welcomers

At the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 13th July the cathedral was pleased to welcome six students who belong to ARC,  an ecumenical Christian group. They will be staying with us for three weeks, giving tours to our visitors in their own languages.

Magna Carta Anthem comes to Christ Church

An emissary on bicycle, the vicar’s husband of Odiham in Hampshire, will deliver by hand to the Cathedral Organist, Dr Stephen Darlington, a Magna Carta Anthem manuscript.

Ordinations at Christ Church

On Saturday 5th July, nineteen new clergy were ordained to serve in churches across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The ordinations took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford at 10am and 2pm.

Christ Church Commemoration Ball 2014

Ball 2014The Christ Church Commemoration Ball was held on June 21st 2014, and over 1000 guest enjoyed the night long celebration on the theme of 'English Eccentrics' - it was a delightful and truly unforgettable evening.

Jubilee Bridge opened at Christ Church, Oxford

On 20 June 2014, Christopher Ainsley and Martin Alderson-Smith formally opened a new footbridge across the River Cherwell at Christ Church Meadow to be known as the Jubilee Bridge. The bridge has been paid for by generous gifts from these old members of Christ Church and replaces a static punt.



Sir Harrison Birtwistle Concert

At the University of Oxford's Encaenia on Wednesday 25 June the distinguished British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle CH is to be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Music. That same evening, Christ Church mounts its own tribute to Birtwistle in his 80th birthday year, in the presence of the composer.

First World War Commemoration Vigil

A Vigil of Music, Readings and Prayers in Commemoration of the Outbreak of the First World War will be held in the Cathedral on Monday 4th August from 8-9pm.

After the service the Cathedral will remain open until 11pm, the hour at which war was declared in 1914.

20 Years of Women's Priestly Ministry

Sharing the JourneyThe Diocese of Oxford marked 20 years of women's priestly ministry with a celebratory Eucharist at Christ Church and a panel discussion at St Mary the Virgin

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