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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.


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.

Wells For India Website

The charity Wells For India, which was founded in 1987 by the first President of the Graduate Common Room at Christ Church, Nicholas Grey, is celebrating the launch of their new website at

Christ Church Cathedral Music Trust Launched

Her Majesty the Queen, Visitor of Christ Church, and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, were the guests of honour at the launch of the Christ Church Cathedral Music Trust, on Tuesday 4th March, in the State Apartments of St James's Palace.

Chancel Vault Restored

Pendant.For the past two months the east end of the cathedral has been hidden by scaffolding, while painstaking repair and restoration work took place on the fifteenth century stone vaulted ceiling with its famous pendent bosses.  Details of the work that has been carried out are given below. The work is now complete.

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