The College Chaplain and Welfare Coordinator

Revd Clare Hayns

As College Chaplain and Welfare Coordinator I am here for everyone, whether junior or senior members, staff or students, people of any faith, or none.

The Chaplain is often the first point of contact for anyone wanting confidential advice or support, whether that is about personal, academic or spiritual matters. I am based in Killcanon 1 and you are welcome to make an appointment to see me at any time. As Welfare Coordinator I work alongside a wonderful Welfare Team who consist of the College Nurse, GP and Counsellor, the JCR and GCR Welfare Officers, Wardens, Peer Supporters and college reps. All the information about the welfare provision for undergraduates can be found on the Welfare page of the website. 

At Christ Church we are in the unique position of having the Cathedral as our ‘College Chapel’. College members are welcome to attend any of the regular services and events and you can find more details about these on the Cathedral pages. As Chaplain I lead regular and occasional services and you can find more information about service times and events on the Chapel and Term Card page, and from the Term Card attached above.

Christ Church Faith Provision for Students & Staff

About the Chaplain

I live on site with my family which includes my husband, three children, and a cockerpoo called Layla. Before being ordained as an Anglican Priest I trained as a Social Worker in London working with people with addictions and with young homeless people. My husband John is an entertainer (aka Juggling John and Johnny Oxford!) and we established and ran an entertainment’s agency for many years where my role was an events manager and party organiser. My theological training was at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and I served my curacy in the Benefice of Blenheim, a group of parishes just north of Oxford.

Contact Details or
01865 (2)76236
Killcanon 1