Our Chapel

The College Chapel

Susannah Reide, College Chaplain is readily available to talk to anyone in College.
e-mail: susannah.reide@hmc.ox.ac.uk
01865 (2)71036

Covid-19 Update from the Chaplain

HMC Chapel is here for you, whether you would like to come alone and enjoy a quiet space with beautiful stained glass, or come to our regular services. We are a non-denominational chapel and welcome people of all faiths and none. This term we are offering a variety of services, with online services on Mondays at 8pm (via Teams) and services in the flesh on Wednesdays at 5.15pm.

We have a warm and uplifting choir which practices on Mondays and Wednesdays, please contact John Dunston, our Director of Music to find out more. All are welcome!

Our regular Wednesday evening services will include music, prayers and readings from the Bible.  If you would like to help with these, playing music or reading or leading prayers, you would be most welcome – just let me know. This term we are also looking forward to some fascinating speakers from Harris Manchester College.

This has been an extraordinary year with many changes and great uncertainty. Waiting in silence can be a helpful response, and on Wednesday 11th November we have a Quaker style service with a held time of silence and listening.

Oxford University is a remarkable place with many ups and downs, and if you would like a safe space and someone to talk to, I am very happy to meet. We can meet  in person or online, whichever suits you best. We have a new booking system on the HMC Members website, or you can email me if you prefer (susannah.reide@hmc.ox.ac.uk). I am the Welfare Link, part of the HMC Welfare Team.

And finally, Ian McDole (our lovely Junior Dean) and I are planning a mini pilgrimage to Iffley Church on Sunday 18 October at 2pm.  This will be an hour’s walk along the river, leading to a beautiful Norman Church in the ancient village of Iffley.  Do come with us and take the chance to explore more widely in Oxford. Please let us know if you would like to come.

I look forward to spending this coming term with you,

Susannah Reide, College Chaplain