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Archbishop at Christ Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, visited Christ Church on Sunday May 8th as part of his four day visit to Oxford Diocese. In the afternoon he was in the Cathedral to address ordinands in training and in the evening he was the guest at 'After Eight', speaking about why he finds Psalm 88 so inspiring. The Archbishop was a Canon of Christ Church and Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity from 1986-92.

Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

The Christ Church Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

Trinity Term 2011 - Public Lectures

The First Christ Church Gorbachev Lecture on Press Freedom will be held on Tuesday 10th May 2011 at 5.00pm
in Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church.

Reverend Angela Tilby

Canon Marilyn Parry is to retire from Christ Church on 26th June, and there will be an opportunity to say goodbye to her over drinks after the Sung Eucharist  at 11.15am that morning. We are very pleased to announce that  Marilyn's successor as Diocesan Canon is to be Reverend Angela Tilby.

Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

Christ Church is once again hosting the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival which runs from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th April, and offers a wonderful range of talks, discussions, debates, readings, Literary Lunches and Dinners. For information go to:

Cathedral Choir tour USA

The Christ Church Cathedral Choir are on tour in the USA! They arrived safely this week and have begun their exciting concert programme: "Last night’s performance was a triumph. 700 people were there and at the end the audience lept to its feet and whistled, cheered and stamped their feet".  Information and photos are a number of photos up on the daily blog here which includes a recording of their triumphant first concert in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Christ Church Torpids Success

On the Saturday of the 2011 Torpids boat races, Christ Church's Mens 1st Torpid retained its place at the head of the river, comfortably keeping its distance from the Pembroke boat which pursued it all week.

Christ Church offers support to Christchurch NZ

An aerial shot of the Christchurch Cathedral - Source: NZ Defence ForceThe Very Revd Christopher Lewis, The Dean of Christ Church in Oxford has offered support to its counterpart in New Zealand after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the city on Tuesday and has launched an appeal for financial aid.

Cathedral Tour Blog

The Cathedral Choir will be on tour in to the USA and Canada this year and in preparation has set up a 'Tour Blog' to to provide background and insight into the daily workings of the choir, in preparation for the visit. 

Local Schools share Christ Church's musical heritage

Many people associate Christ Church with an illustrious musical tradition and generations of accomplished Cathedral musicians. It may not be as well known, however, that every week during term-time, Christ Church shares its musical heritage with primary schools from around Oxford. Choristers and staff travel each Wednesday to teach songs to a wide number of school children, and each term they and their local community are invited back to Christ Church to perform in a concert.

Princess Badiya el Hassan

On Sunday 28th November In place of the usual University Sermon, Princess Badiya El Hassan, who read History at Christ Church, gave a talk about the way in which she sees the place of Muslims in this country and about her hopes for the development of Muslim relations with other faiths. The Dean of Christ Church says: ‘Princess Badiya's talk comes at an appropriate time, when moderate Muslims are expressing their views with clarity and when people all over the UK, and in many parts of the world, are working hard at improving relations between faiths, and indeed between different faiths and local communities.’ The Bishop of Oxford says: ‘I commend the work the Cathedral is doing to help mutual understanding between our faiths.’

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