Keble College Chapel, Oxford

Keble College Chapel, Oxford
Keble College, Parks Road

About Keble College Chapel, Oxford

Keble College Chapel is a living witness to the beliefs and ideals which inspired John Keble and his friends, who would later found the college in his memory. The chapel community is a diverse one, and it is a place where all are welcome.

The chapel was built for the worship and glory of God, and this is still the chapel’s primary purpose. There are services throughout the week in term time, which all can attend regardless of background or religious beliefs.

The heart of our life together is the Eucharist on Sundays at 5.30pm. This is the central act of Christian worship, following Jesus’ command to take bread and wine, blessed, broken and shared in memory of him.

There is usually a visiting preacher, and there is always a chance to grill the preacher over a drink after the service and before dinner.


Weekly services at the chapel are outlined below. The services in italics are sung by the college choir. Morning prayer is followed by breakfast in the hall, and evening services finish in time for dinner.

5.30pm Sung Eucharist
followed by drinks before dinner

8.15am Morning Prayer
6.30pm Evening Prayer

8.15am Morning Prayer
6.30pm Said Eucharist

8.15am Morning Prayer
6.00pm Evensong

8.15am Morning Prayer
6.30pm Said Eucharist
9.00pm Compline
(A short service of night prayer, sung by candlelight)

8.15am Morning Prayer
6.30pm Evening Prayer

In addition to these services, there is a range of special services and social events each term.

COVID-19 Update

Services will resume this term in line with current Government guidance, and the Eucharist, each Sunday, will be live-streamed at 5.30pm from the chapel’s YouTube channel. We will also upload other reflections and videos of musical interest over the course of the term. The chaplain is still available to talk about welfare or religious matters.

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