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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.

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

Congratulations to ChCh Rowers

Six Christ Church boats and crews took part in the Summer 8's races this week, and we warmly congratulate all our rowers and those who support them. The sun shone for Saturday of 8's and Christ Church crews experienced a mixture of fortunes.

Head Verger Jessica Hallion

Jessica HallionChrist Church Cathedral Verger Jessica Hallion was installed as Head Verger at Portsmouth Cathedral on Sunday 11th of May 2014. 

The Dean of Christ Church

Revd Canon Professor Martyn William Percy. Photo: RWThe Queen has approved that the Revd Canon Professor Martyn William Percy, BA (Hons), MEd, PhD, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, be appointed Dean of Christ Church, Oxford in succession to the Very Revd Dr Christopher Andrew Lewis BA, PhD.


Tower Poetry Awards 2014

Tower Poetry 2014This year, the 14th Christopher Tower Poetry Prize competition attracted hundreds of entries from budding young poets from all across the UK.  The theme was ‘News’ which generated a wide range of creative responses. 

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