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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. 

China Oxford Scholars' Conference

China Scholars Conference 2014The China Oxford Scholars' Spring Conference, organised by the China Oxford Scholars at the University of Oxford, is a student conference which will take place at Christ Church’s Blue Boar Theatre on Friday 9th May from 1:30pm – 6pm.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Christ Church celebrated Palm Sunday with the traditional procesion led by a donkey, to remember Jesus of Nazareth's entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion.

College Chaplain visits Saakshar Slum School

Mona - Nasirpur slum 2014The College Chaplain, Ralph Williamson, was in Delhi at the end of March, visiting the 'Saakshar' slum school project on behalf of supporters at Christ Church and beyond.

Christ Church graduate composer receives BBC NOW premiere

Graduate composer Luke Lewis’s orchestral work over us the shifting rafters was premiered in Cardiff on Tuesday 25 March 2014 as part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s annual concert of works by Welsh composers. The work is based on a line from the R. S. Thomas poem ‘The Tramp’, and the concert was conducted by Jac van Steen.

Christian Yates wins Silver Award at SET

Kit YatesCongratulations to Dr Christian Yates, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, who has won the Silver Award in the mathematics category of the SET for Britain awards for his work on locust swarming.
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