Faith and Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Faith and Chaplaincy page. As a community, we aspire to listen to and care for all members of the College and to create spaces for prayer and reflection for people of all faiths and none.

Multi-Faith Prayer Room

We have a dedicated multi-faith prayer room (the Arnold Room, Henderson Building).

2024 Update: The prayer room has been relocated to Staircase 7, Room 3 while essential repair works are carried out in the Arnold Room.

This space is available for all members of the Pembroke community as well as guests and visitors of any faith or none to use for private prayer, peaceful contemplation, meditation and quiet time.

The prayer room is is open every day from 4am - 11pm.

The Chapel

The role of the chapel is as a place of peace. Focus and prayer for the world and this community continues – there are daily services, and a choral service on Sundays to which all are invited, including the general public.

Our college choir includes 12 choristers from Christ Church Cathedral School. The choral and musical life of chapel reaches far beyond mere religious opinions, or defensive identities, and allows people to immerse themselves in inspiring, transforming sound.

Each Sunday there is a speaker from one of a host of religious traditions: we have had Anglican, Armenian, Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Latter-day Saint, Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim, Orthodox – Evangelical, Traditional and Liberal, as well as people who are reluctant to take a faith label, and those who are happy to share their quest from a non-religious perspective.

The chaplain is always very happy to meet in person – for whatever reason, just get in touch.

Please find this term's Chapel Programme below.

What our Community says

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Anna-Katharina Hauperich

Evensong at Pembroke is the highlight of my week - the music is beautiful, the people are lovely, and the atmosphere fills you with calm.

nicholas cole
Nicholas Cole

The Chapel provides a space individually to reflect on the hopes and challenges of each day, and to view them with different perspective, individually or with others.  Morning prayer offers a 10 minute routine in the morning to do so even in the busiest moments of term. (Best followed by breakfast.)

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Alastair Stone (2019, Music)

Our weekly Evensong services feature a full four-part choir with accompaniment on our beautiful and versatile mechanical action Letourneau Organ, that also features in some of our weekly recitals. Everyone is welcome to join the choir and need only contact the organ scholars if interested.

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Professor Theo van Lint

I am grateful to the Chaplain, the Revd Dr Andrew Teal for opening the doors of Pembroke chapel to the Oxford Armenian community to celebrate the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Siddharth Kumar
Siddharth Kumar

It has been a deep privilege and joy to share many conversations with Andrew Teal, and in him I have found a wonderful companion and friend in our more-than-human world.