All College members and their guests are welcome to attend Chapel services. The Chapel was built by Stephen Penton in the late 17th century. It is famous for the painting ‘Supper at Emmaus’ by Ceri Richards that hangs over the altar and is also well known for the stained-glass window on the east side that was constructed and designed by William Morris and Edward-Burne Jones. The organ was built by Wood of Huddersfield in the 1980s.
Services take place during term time only, usually at 5:30pm on Sundays, as well as on a few other special occasions. The weekly Sunday services vary between Choral Evensong and Sung Eucharist, and all are welcome to attend. The services are Anglican in character but people from all faiths, and none, are welcome.
After the service drinks are served, and all those attending the service are welcome to join us.
Chapel services take place during term time only and are usually at 5:30pm on Sundays. All are welcome to attend. The theme for Michaelmas 2018 is ‘Amazed by Christ!’.
The College Chaplain is the Revd Will Donaldson, and he is pastorally available to members of the College during his office hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm) or by appointment. His study is in Staircase VI and he can be contacted on 01865 279021 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to being responsible for the Chapel services, he is one of two Senior Welfare Officers at St Edmund Hall and also contributes to a broad range of other activities in the College.
Choir and Organ Scholars
If you would like to join the Chapel Choir, please contact our Organ Scholars or the Director of Music. The choir includes several Choral Scholars but is otherwise non-auditioning, and new members are always welcome.
Our Organ Scholars are Viraj Alimchandani and Hagen Papenburg. They can be contacted via email@example.com.
Will Donaldson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Tseng: J.Tseng1@physics.ox.ac.uk
Director of Music
Chirstopher Bucknall: email@example.com
Senior Organ Scholar
Viraj Alimchandani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Organ Scholar
Hagen Papenburg: email@example.com
Jenna Elliott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel Music Librarian
Jack Spence: email@example.com
Alice Tithecott: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about Christian Union, Roman Catholic Campus ministry, and information for other faith groups, please contact the chaplain.
University is a great time to explore the big questions of meaning and purpose in life, and please email the Chaplain if you would like to investigate ways of doing this.
Serving in the Community
Would you like to give a little time each month to a community project that makes a difference to people’s lives in Oxford – visiting a children’s hospice, giving individual reading support in a local primary school, helping at a night shelter for the homeless? Please contact the Chaplain, as the Hall has some particular projects in mind.
Prayer and Reflection in the Chapel
All students are welcome to use the Chapel for prayer or quiet reflection (provided there are no prior bookings). Please ask at the Porters’ Lodge for a key.
Christian Student Societies
Find out more about the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy on their website.
The Crypt beneath the Chancel of St Peter-in-the-East dates from the early 12th century. It is currently out-of-bounds to the public and to groups, but individual College members may visit with permission from the Chaplain or at the discretion of the duty Porter.