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Blood Over Water

Recent graduate from Christ Church, David Livingston, has just published a book about the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.

Henry's House Party

Between 25th and 27th September this year Christ Church is celebrating its famous founder on the 500th anniversary of his accession to the throne in 1509.

BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong

BBC Radio 3 broadcast Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Choir live from Christ Church at 4.00 pm this Wednesday, the 4th of March. The music was in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell. The recording is to be broadcast again on Radio 3 this Sunday (8 March) at 4.00 p.m.

The recording WAS available on the BBC iPlayer HERE




Affixxius are Winning Entrepreneurs

A recent graduate from Christ Church, Miles Latham, and his business partner Tim Cabrelli, have been chosen by Peter Jones of Dragon's Den fame and other judges as winners of the BT Essence of the Entrepreneur Awards. The twenty winning businesses were selected from five hundred others for their genuine entrepreneurial spirit and for making use of technology to forge a business in often saturated markets.






Torpids! ~ Christ Church Goes Head of the River

Last week's Torpids saw grreat success for Christ Church's rowers and ended on Saturday February the 28th with the Men's 1st Torpid going head of the river, bumping Pembroke right by Christ Church Boat  house in an excellent race. This was followed by a traditional boat burning ceremony down on the Broad Walk after Torpids Dinner, with the whole Boat Club jumping over the flames.





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 ( ).




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.






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