Service Times and Vacation Closures

Hilary Term 2020 - 9th Week onwards

We have now received the updated guidance from the Catholic Bishops regarding Public Worship, published on 18th March.

Following that guidance the Chapel will close for public worship from the evening of Friday 20th March. There will be no public services for the foreseeable future.

A number of churches around the country are offering live-streaming of the Liturgy. The Community at Ampleforth Abbey live-stream the monastic Office (currently sound-only I think) and Mass (video-streamed). Mass is at 0845 Mon-Sat and 1000 on Sundays. The live-stream is available through the Abbey website.

The Oxford Catholic Chaplaincy is live-streaming Mass at 6pm each day and at 11am on Sundays. See the website for details.

Corpus Christi Church in Headington are also live-streaming all Masses at the usual service times - both sound and video. Again the live-stream is available through their (very impressive and simple-to-use) website.

We hope that these modern tools may help us all to recognise the closeness of God in these strange times, and build us up in prayer and solidarity.


With the assurance of prayers in these difficult days.   Fr Prior




Chapel Timetable (during Term Time)



Matins & Lauds 0645 0745


0730 1000

Midday Prayer

(not Saturday)





Evening Prayer



Latin: Tuesdays/Thursdays


In Latin each week


2100 2100





Monastic Superior and Chaplain

Fr Oswald McBride OSB


Assistant Chaplain

Niamh Deane


Telephone contact for the Chapel is via the main St Benet's office number: 01865 280556