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Christ Church Welcomes Chris Simms

Christ Church has welcomed Chris Simms to the post of Executive Head Chef, in succession to Roland Dépit who retired at the end of January. Chris is renowned as one of Oxford's most talented and creative chefs and brings with him a range of experience gained at other Oxford colleges and in the commercial sector. Christ Church is delighted to welcome him to the House's professional hospitality team.

 

 

 

Cathedral Choir Tour Bermuda

The Cathedral Choir have just returned from a triumphant tour to Bermuda.  The Choir gave two concerts as part of this year’s Bermuda International Festival of the Performing Arts.  This year’s Festival celebrates the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Bermuda.  One of the concerts involved a collaboration with a choir from the local school, The Bermuda Institute, and a review of the concert can be seen on the Choir website (www.chchchoir.org ).

 

 

 

The Funeral of John Fenton

All who knew The Revd Canon John Fenton were saddened by the news of his death on the 27th of December. Canon Fenton was  a Canon of Christ Church (1978-1991) and Sub Dean. His funeral is to be held at Christ Church on Friday the 9th of January at 11.30am. To read about Canon Fenton's life, click here .

 

 

 

 

Cathedral Choir Sing for BBC South Today

The Cathedral Choir took a little time out of their busy pre-Christmas schedule to record the Christmas carol 'In the bleak mid-winter' which was voted the favourite carol in a recent BBC survey. BBC South Today filmed the Cathedral Choir singing the carol for a news item to be shown on Monday or Tuesday on their early evening and late-night bulletins.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Canon Ed Newell

It is very good to welcome Canon Edmund Newell, who is the new Sub-Dean and a Canon of Christ Church. He knows Oxford well, having studied at Nuffield College and served later as Chaplain to Bishop Richard Harries.

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Church Regatta

Christ Church Regatta is currently running on the Isis from Wednesday to Saturday this week. The Regatta is entirely for novice rowers from all colleges so all those rowing or coxing in it have started learning just seven weeks ago. Its a great opportunity for college support as everyone gets down to the river to cheer and many of Christ Church's senior rowers help with coaching and marshalling. This year there are three Christ Church Men's boats and one Ladies' boat, which also include rowers from Kellogg college.

 

 

 

2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition

Christ Church, Oxford announces the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition on Tuesday 4 November – the 90th anniversary of the death, aged 25, of Wilfred Owen MC

The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets, is once again open for entries, and this year students between 16-18 years of age are challenged to write a poem on the theme of ‘Doubt’.

 

 

 

Vicki Barker wins Tech Award

Christ Church undergraduate Vicki Barker has won the SET Maritime Technology Award for her 4th Year Project

At the 2008 Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year Awards, the Lloyds Register Educational Trust Award for the Best Maritime Technology Student went to Vicki Barker of Christ Church and the Department of Engineering Science for her 4th year undergraduate project studying extreme waves off Norway.

 

 

 

The McDonald Centre

Oxford University has launched a new centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life, the McDonald Centre. It will examine what contribution Christian ethics can make to issues of public concern. Dr Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church, will be its director.

To read more on the University Website click here
For the McDonald Centre Website click here.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Handel Experience

Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral and Worcester College Choir joined forces on Saturday 11th October with former choristers, choir parents, governors, teachers and other friends for a Choral Workshop and concert of Handel's music in the Cathedral. The programme was organised jointly by the Christ Church Cathedral School Parents’ Association and the Christ Church Cathedral School Old Boys’ Association to raise money for the school

 

 

 

 

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