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Welcome to Christ Church

Schematic view of Christ Church

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Christ Church is the essential place to visit in Oxford. Two of its famous landmarks, Tom Tower, by Christopher Wren, and Oxford’s Cathedral spire, contribute to the city’s celebrated skyline and mark Christ Church as a unique dual foundation; one of Oxford University's largest Colleges and the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Oxford.

Stroll through the tranquil landscape of Christ Church Meadow where Longhorn cattle graze at the centre of a bustling city. Enter the majestic Meadow Gate and walk in the footsteps of academics, kings and queens, a little girl called Alice and even a few wizards! Gaze upon the beautiful buildings, elegant quadrangles and vibrant stained glass windows and gain an insight into the rich history of an Oxford college and the life of a community dedicated to learning.

This section of our website contains useful information to help you plan your visit and details about upcoming events that you might like to attend.



Hall Closure - 3 November to Mid-March

Please note that the Hall will be closed from 3 November to mid-March so that conservation work may take place on the ceiling. The college and cathedral will remain open during this time and the entry charge will be adjusted accordingly. Please visit the 'opening times and prices' page for information about the Cathedral's opening hours.







Spring 2015 Events List Now Available

17 March 2015 - Ghost Tour with Bill Spectre

22-25 March 2015 - Christ Church Past and Present

26 March 2015 - An English Country House Afternoon Tea Party

30 March 2015 - Buried Christ Church: An Archaeological Tour

31 March 2015 - Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea Party

16 - 19 April 2015 - Jane Austen's Places: Inspiration and Imagination - An Oxford Perspective

21 May 2015 - Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea Party

Christ Church Past and Present

22 - 25 March 2015

Join us this March for a fascinating programme of talks, tours and demonstrations. Explore Christ Church's hidden spaces, discover many of its extraordinary treasures and learn about an institution which is continuing to evolve and inspire.

Residential and day delegate tickets available.

For full details and to book tickets please click here.



Special Interest Weekend 2015

Inspiration and Imagination: Jane Austen's Places - An Oxford Perspective

16 - 19 April 2015 

This Special Interest Weekend looks at the significant places in the life and fiction of Jane Austen. It will explore Austen’s Oxford connections, the places she lived and visited and how they influenced her novels.

For full details and to book tickets please click here






The Christ Church GuidebookGuide Book

The Christ Church Guidebook is on sale now at the Cathedral Shop and the Porters' Lodge. The Guidebook tells the fascinating history of Christ Church in beautiful prose and images. Readers are offered a glimpse into everyday life at the college, including areas which are not accessible to visitors.

"Christ Church has been one of England's prime educational establishments for nearly 500 years, and is now a progressively modern college in a very modern university. But it is much more than that too. It is the seat of a cathedral, for one thing. It is an architectural exhibition. It is a treasure house and a portrait gallery. It is a place of literature and beautiful music. It is a school of statesmen, eminent divines, men and women prominent in all walks of life. It is a legend and a myth" (From the introduction by Jan Morris)

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