Oxford University Chaplaincy

48 Hours with the Word: Oxford, 4 - 6 March 2016
The Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Oxford is offering a 48-hour retreat that combines reflection on Scripture with the Jubilee Year of Mercy – and Nightfever. It will involve a time of prayer and of encountering Christ through the Lectio Divina and will include a mini-pilgrimage to a local Door of Mercy.48 Hours with the Word is a retreat at the Chaplaincy based around the Lectio Divina, (Latin for "Divine Reading") which is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading,...
Stephen Hoyland leads retreat in Oxford
A Week of Guided Prayer is taking place at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, starting on Sunday. The event is open to Christians of all denominations, not simply Catholic students who study at the University, with an ecumenical team of prayer guides and ministers from other Churches involved.The Week of Guided Prayer is described as ‘a retreat for people who are far too busy to go on retreat'. Participants are invited to spend 30 minutes in personal prayer with the Scriptures each day...
Roger Dawson SJ makes his final vows
Fr Roger Dawson SJ made is final vows in a mass celebrated by the Provincial Fr Dermot Preston SJ on Saturday.  It is customary to hold these joyful ceremonies on the feast of a Jesuit saint, and this was no exception, Saturday being the feast of St Francis Borgia SJ, third Superior General of the Society of Jesus.Fr Preston’s homily focussed on the example of the life of St Francis Borgia, a man who faithfully served his sovereigns the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Queen Isabel, and...
Students and academics will be advancing along their faith journeys over the next few weeks at two Jesuit-led Catholic Chaplaincies.In Oxford, a Don will be one of two people being baptised by Bishop William Kenney CP on Sunday 10 May. The ceremony at the Catholic Chaplaincy in Rose Place will also be the occasion to receive two students into the Catholic Church, who will then - along with the newly-baptised and two other students - receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Kenney who...
Nightfever resumes this week in Oxford, as students return to the university after the Christmas break. As part of their outreach programme, they will not only be spending time in silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Blackfriars chapel but will also be going onto the streets of Oxford and inviting passers-by to join them.“Our Nightfever volunteers have the desire to share the joy of their faith and the love of God,” explains Alexandra Harrod, one of the Chaplains at the Oxford...
The Chapel at Stonor
Oxford is a bubble and it’s often difficult to escape and explore the wealth of interesting places nearby.  One such place is Stonor, home of a Catholic family for 850 years and one-time hiding place of Saint Edmund Campion.  On a bright spring morning, an intrepid group set out from the Oxford University Chaplaincy to see Stonor for ourselves. We were unsure of what to expect, only that there was Mass in the family chapel for members of the public to attend.  We had...
Since September 2007, the Jesuits in Britain have been entrusted by the Bishops of England and Wales to staff the Oxford University Chaplaincy. The role of the Jesuit chaplains and their team is to help Catholic students and staff of the University of Oxford to grow in their faith and their love of Jesus Christ - through liturgical practice, spiritual growth, intellectual enquiry and practical service of their brothers and sisters, especially those who are poor and excluded. It offers a warm...