Guided Tours

We love our ancient building and extend a warm welcome to all visitors, whether they come on their own or in a group.

Please feel free to explore the church, to experience the peace to be found within its walls, and to learn about its history and the people who have helped to shape that history over the centuries.

University Church has a fascinating history and there is not only stunning architecture to admire but also amazing stories to tell.

It was here where Oxford students learned Latin, received degrees and sat trial at the Chancellor’s Court. University Church has witnessed a number of key events in British history from the trials of the Oxford Martyrs and the burial of Royalist soldiers, to the birth of the Oxford movement and the establishment of Oxfam.


General & Bespoke Tours

Guided tours with trained tour guides can be booked for groups of up to 20 visitors. Please make sure to book tours no less than four weeks in advance as we cannot guarantee that our guides will be available at short notice.

We also offer bespoke tours tailored to your requirements. If you would like us to cover a specific topic or aspect of the church’s history, please ask.

Cost: £3 per adult (£2 for Parish Groups within the Diocese of Oxford).
Length: 20-40 minutes

Please contact Ana-Maria Niculcea, our Communications, Learning & Outreach Officer ( for further details.