Services & Speakers

There is a choral service every Sunday in chapel during Oxford Terms at 5.30pm, to which the public are very welcome. This is usually Evensong according to the practice of the Book of Common Prayer. Preachers are from various religious traditions and standpoints. In addition to Sundays, below, there is a Catholic Mass in Chapel on Friday 19th October, 2018 at 6pm.

Chapel Services, Michaelmas Term 2018

All Sunday Services take place at 5.30pm

1st Week, 7th October 
Speaker: The Chaplain ‘The Ten Commandments of University Life’

2nd Week, 14th October 
Speaker: Diane Melchert: missionary, evangelist and church planter in Oxford, England. She has lived in Oxford since 2000. Diane leads a bi-weekly house church, relates to a Baptist congregation, facilitates an Oxford regional Anabaptist study group, and is a board member of the Menno House in the city of Birmingham, successor to the London Mennonite Centre. Diane has an undergraduate degree in Bible, an M.Div. from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and an MA in Biblical Studies from King’s College, London. Diane has a long history of church work in Mennonite and conservative Mennonite communities, including helping to start a congregation in West Philadelphia. 

3rd Week 21st October
Speaker: Bernard Schunemann: is Canon of Southwark Cathedral, and Vicar of St Stephen’s, Dulwich as well as Vocations Adviser for the Diocese of Southwark. He was Vicar of Littlemore in Oxford for many years, commissioning a setting of Newman poetry by Arvo Pärt. He is chairperson of the Council of Christians and Jews in Southwark, and father to the well-known recent theology graduate, Mark Schunemann.

4th Week, 28th October
This service is led by Pembroke College Christian Union

5th Week, 4th November
All Saints-tide Choral Eucharist, Celebrant & Preacher: The Chaplain  

6th Week, 11th November
Armistice a Century On. Speakers Adrian Gregory, Damon Wells Fellow in Modern History and Mike Naworynsky Home Bursar, Pembroke College Oxford.

7th Week, 18th November
Speaker: The Chaplain

8th Week, 25th November Nine Lessons and Carols
Speaker: Jeffrey Holland Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 23, 1994, after serving on the First since 1989. From 1980 until his call as a General Authority he served as the ninth president of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  He is a former Church commissioner of education and dean of the College of Religious Education at BYU. He received bachelor and master degrees in English and religious education, respectively, from Brigham Young University and master and doctor of philosophy degrees in American Studies from Yale University. Elder Holland was active in professional educational activity prior to his call to full‑time Church service.  He served as president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAPICU), on the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Presidents Commission.  For his work in improving understanding between Christians and Jews he was given the “Torch of Liberty” award.

Please ring the bell at the Porters’ Lodge if the door is not open to gain access to the college.

Drinks are served afterwards, to which all who come to chapel are very welcome.

For more information, or confidential counsel, please contact:
The Chaplain, Andrew Teal, on 07595 003189 or email: