The Chapel

Come into Chapel Quad and the large building on your left is the Damon Wells Chapel – plain and classical in appearance ornate and elaborate inside. It is unlocked in daylight hours – drop in and see. All are welcome to use the Chapel – for reflection, prayer or practicing music. The Chapel is named after a benefactor who has made the life and ministry of the Chapel a central concern. The Chapel was restored in large part through his generosity and he has been supportive of the musical advances we have enjoyed in recent years.

College Services

On Sundays the main College service of the week takes place at 5.30pm. After this, all are invited to drinks in the Senior Common Room to meet and talk with the preacher, before the opportunity to eat together, usually with the preacher and the chaplain. Worship is as inclusive as possible– members of the Choir and speakers come from different world religions and none, people are welcome regardless of their faith perspectives. The style is open Anglican: there are two weekly celebrations of Holy Communion; usually a Catholic Mass once a term, and non-Conformist celebrations regularly.

Organ, Choir and Music

There are regular concerts in the Chapel which has an impressive Létourneau organ, and a piano. There are two organ scholars at any time from this year – a senior and a junior [or assistant]. Interviews take place in September – details are hereThe Choir has grown in numbers and quality over recent years. The Organ Scholar works closely with the Chaplain, his or her assistant and Choral Scholars to ensure that the choir is well-rehearsed. The Choir sings every Sunday in full term and on other occasions in Chapel and in the wider college.

Counsel, Spirituality and the Chaplain

Anyone, from any constituency of the College is welcome to see the Chaplain, Revd Dr Andrew Teal - please phone (01865 286276 or 0759 500 3189) or email andrew.teal@pmb.ox.ac.uk for an appointment, and click here to read more from the Chaplain on his approach to pastoral care.