Service Times and Vacation Closures

Michaelmas Term 2020

Although a number of churches and college chapels have re-opened in a limited fashion for public worship, the position of our Chapel within the residential building at St Giles means that we have decided to keep it closed during the period of the students' return and the current upswing in Covid-19 cases. Students of the Hall will have access as usual, but sadly we feel we cannot yet welcome back our faithful flock!

We will keep that decision under constant review, and we will certainly make a further decision about public access before the Sunday of 4th week (All Saints Day - November 1st)

For students of the Hall who wish to attend, the timetable for Office & Mass is below - both will continue as usual from Tuesday 6th October. The Sunday "Reflections" will also be added to our website under the "Sunday Homilies" tab


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 Oswald, Prior & Chaplain




Chapel Timetable (during Term Time)



Matins & Lauds 0645 0745


0730 1000

Midday Prayer

(not Saturday)





Evening Prayer




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