Christ Church Shop


Christ Church's shop is situated in the Thatched Barn in Christ Church Meadow. It offers a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, cards, books, clothing, pictures, confectionary and CDs.


Opening Times

From Monday 15 June 2020, our shop will reopen on a trial basis at the following times:

Monday to Sunday: 11.00 – 16.00


Health and Safety - Planning your visit to the Shop

The health of our customers and staff is our priority. To help keep everyone safe we have introduced a number of measure which customers are asked to adhere to:

Customer Limit

To ensure proper social distancing can be maintained we are limiting the number of people entering the building. Please shop on your own where possible. You may be asked to queue outside so that we do not exceed our capacity. A member of staff will be on duty at the entrance to welcome you into the Shop as soon as it is safe to do so.

Stay Apart

Stay a minimum of 2 metres from other customers and staff at all times. A new one way system has been introduced to assist with maintaining social distancing throughout the building. Floor markings and signs are in place to help guide you.   

Cleaning and Hygiene

Enhanced cleaning will be taking place throughout the Shop. This includes regular cleaning of touch points such as door handles, key pads, surfaces. We ask that customers only touch items they are going to purchase. Please use hand sanitiser when entering and exiting the building. Automatic dispensers are available at the entrance/exit and hand sanitiser will also be on till points for you to use. Our entrance doors will be in the open position to maintain good levels of ventilation.  

Payment and Purchases

Please pay with card or contactless (max £45 contactless limit) at the till. Protective screens have been installed at till points. You will be able to scan and bag your own items.


To protect each other we ask that anyone entering the Shop wears a face covering. Staff will be wearing PPE and will be on hand to answer your queries. 


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us:

Manager: Elena Conway



Shop Online

If you are unable to visit us in store or would prefer your purchases to be delivered to you please visit our new online shop. A selection of items are available and we will be adding more in the coming weeks.

Delivery Information

Delivery is currently only available to UK mainland addresses.

There is a standard delivery charge of £4.95 per order. Where possible we will aim to send your order in one delivery. We aim to dispatch your purchases within 3 working days. We do not dispatch on Saturdays, Sundays or bank holidays. Delivery is made by Royal Mail first class post and takes approximately 1-2 days after dispatch. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery at this time.

Our full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

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Featured Items

Celebrating 40 years of women at Christ Church Silk Scarf

Silk scarf with Christ Church crest and Cardinal's Hat designOxfordshire-based Joshua Hale, artist and designer, graduated from the London College of Fashion. He works as a designer for Emma Bridgewater, the British ceramics manufacturer, and has undertaken a number of private commissions in artwork and interior design. 

The Cardinal’s Hat, designed and drawn by Joshua to celebrate 40 years of women at Christ Church, is a limited edition silk scarf produced by the leading British Silk Bureau. The inspiration, hand-painted using gouache, comes from the iconic Cardinal’s hat, a recognised moniker of Thomas Wolsey, that adorns the House’s coat of arms. The richly bright red cords and tassels, usually represented in a static form, are given a new lease of life in this representation; they’re fuller, burgeoning, more vivid, and on the move. The colours capture the college’s emblematic arms and the natural qualities of silk make for a striking and lustrous impact.




Christ Church's Jabberwocky Gin

Jabberwocky GinWith interest in gin at Christ Church at an all-time high, we decided to make our own take on this classic spirit, using botanicals found on site. Our Head Gardener, John James, was asked which herbs and plants most closely evoke a walk through the grounds on a heady Spring morning. We came up with a list of herbs and shrubs as a recipe for a friendly local distillery owned by the Foxdenton Estate. Foxdenton specialise in gins with big flavours and lots of character, and we’re sure this comes across in our House gin.

The name and label derive from the works of Charles Dodgson, known as Lewis Carroll. It is a common myth of the House that the Pococke tree, sequestered in the loveliest corner of Oxford, provided the inspiration for the monstrous Jabberwocky. Our archivist, Judith Curthoys, is sure this can’t be strictly true, as at the time of Charles Dodgson the Pococke tree was hidden away from most. We chose for the label instead a nineteenth century engraving (usually housed in the Librarians’ tea room) of a young fig tree growing up the wall of the SCR garden – Dodgson could hardly have missed it. Its spreading, spindly arms are perhaps not so gargantuan, but can be seen to represent something more: the gin had to engage with the House’s story, sprawling, rich and fruitful.



Christ Church Special Edition Monopoly

Christ Church themed MonopolyExplore the historic locations of Christ Church University in this special edition of Monopoly. Race your family and friends to be the Master of Christ Church, and to own the famous Harry Potter filming locations,the door that Alice was forbidden to use  and many more wonderful and interesting areas of the college. And of course to become the Master of Christ Church.