Christ Church is unique in that our College Chapel is also a Cathedral, and you are warmly invited to share in the regular rhythm of prayer, and also the special events and services that take place throughout the term. 

College Chapel

The chaplaincy is a welcoming, joyful and inclusive Christian community, and you are welcome to come along to any services/events. 

The Chaplain will be very pleased to help any student of any faith to find a place to worship, or to connect with a faith community in Oxford. 

Here is a comprehensive link to the many faith communities on the university and the city:

Inside the Cathedral

The Revd Clare Hayns

Revd Clare Hayns is College Chaplain and also has oversight of the College Choir.

She can be contacted on

Clare Hayns
College Choir

College Choir

The College Choir is made up of about twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students, and occasionally members of staff. They sing Evensong on alternate Mondays in term-time, plus termly Compline and College Communion.

It is a non-auditioned choir run by junior members who plan a programme of services and concerts each year, under the overall responsibility of the Chaplain.

Contact the College Choir manager Peter Varga or the College Choir Director Angela Ede

Term Card: Michaelmas Term 2023

Please see our Chapel Term Card for details of services and events throughout the term. 

College Communion in the Latin Chapel (Cathedral)  

Sundays at 9am (a service of Holy Communion with a short sermon, followed by breakfast together)

Weekly Morning Prayer  

Every day (except Sunday) at 7.15am (Morning Prayer) and/or 7.35am (Eucharist)

Choral Evensong

Every day at 6pm: College members are particularly welcome on Sundays (where there will be college readers and prayers) and Mondays (weeks 2,3,6,7) when the College Choir sings. 

Freshers Evensong followed by drinks   

Sunday 9 October (1st Week) at 6pm

Night Prayer in the Cathedral  

Taizé Prayer – Wednesday 18 October (2nd week) at 9pm 
College Compline – Wednesday 25 October (3rd Week) and Wednesday 8 November (5th Week) at 9pm

Oasis – contemplative crafts 

Tuesday 24 October (3rd week) at 8.30pm in the Chapter House

Faith and Politics Lecture  

'How to "Do Democracy" and Have Fun Doing It', with Paul Hebden from Citizens UK  
Thursday 26 October (3rd Week) – MDLT from 5.30–7pm

House Communion with Requiem for All Soul's  

Thursday 2 November (4th Week) at 6pm, with combined choirs of Cathedral Choir, College Choir and Frideswide Voices, plus an orchestra. 

Roman Catholic Mass  

Tuesday 14 November (6th Week) at  7.30pm

Taizé Breakfast  

Wednesday 22 November (7th Week) at 8am in the Priory Rooms

Advent Carol Service  

Sunday 26 November (8th Week) at 5.30pm

Friday Lunchtime Discussion Group – each session begins in Killcanon 1 with a sandwich lunch  

Art and Faith  

2nd Week: Picture Gallery with Jacqueline Thallman, Curator of the Picture Gallery  
3rd Week: Rembrandt with Clare Hayns, the Chaplain  
5th Week: St Francis Window with Philippa White, Precentor  
6th Week: What inspires us

For details of all services and events, which will be updated in the case of changes, see the chapel's Facebook page – chchaplaincy.