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Reopening for Private Prayer


In line with revised Government guidance on places of worship, the University Church will reopen for personal prayer only from Monday 22 June 2020. We are delighted to welcome you back. The church will be open from 10.00am - 12noon each day and will be staffed by volunteers.  Only access to a prayer area in the Chancel will be permitted for now and a range of measures including a one-way route, distanced seating, hand sanitiser stations and enhanced cleaning regimes will be in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our worshippers and staff. No services of communal worship will take place but our online worship will continue. The University Church will not yet reopen for visitors. We hope to be able to reopen the shop, tower and cafe at some point in the future when government guidance allows.


The information below outlines our usual opening times. 

The University Church has a long and rich story which we want to share, and we invite visitors to explore the building in their own time. The church is open to visitors throughout the year and welcomers and guides are usually on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

Visitors can use this space for quiet prayer, for meditation or to light a candle – we hope you find this a space of calm refreshment in the busy city centre. You can also climb our tower for the highest view over Oxford and the Vaults and Garden café offers an opportunity to sit down with a coffee, tea and locally source food.