Guidance for teachers and group leaders
How do I book?
The University Church offers a wide choice of cross-curricular learning. Once you have chosen your workshop or theme, please contact Ana-Maria Niculcea at email@example.com or 01865 279119 to enquire about availability, and to discuss the requirements of your group.
When planning your visit, please be aware that lunchtime Eucharist services take place daily between 12:00pm-1:00pm. We advise you not to visit at these times if you do not wish to take part in the service.
We warmly invite group leaders and teachers to come for a pre-visit and meet a member of staff for an informal chat if possible. It is also essential for group leaders to complete a risk assessment before they come. Please contact Ana-Maria Niculcea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 279119 if you plan to visit. If you are planning to visit the University Church at the weekend, please check the calendar for service times and note that we hold a Sunday service from 8.30-9.15, 10:30-12:00 and 15:30-16:15 every Sunday.
The University Church is situated in central Oxford and close to the Cathedral as well as other museums and heritage sites. We may be able to advise on visits to other sites nearby.
Visiting the Tower
The tower of the University Church offers stunning views over Oxford. Teachers are strongly advised to visit the tower before bringing a group of children. The steps are very narrow and steep and you may decide that they are not suitable for everyone in your group. Visits to the tower are not included in workshops and tours and may incur an extra cost. If you wish to visit the tower prior to a school visit, please contact Ana-Maria Niculcea at email@example.com or 01865 279119. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to climb the tower.
It is easy to get to you?
We are easily accessible via public transport. The University Church is situated a 5-minute walk away from bus stops on High Street and St Aldate’s and a 10-15-minute walk away from Gloucester Green central bus station.
Please note that there are no parking facilities for coaches nearby. More information can be found here.
Is photography allowed?
Photography is allowed and teachers are encouraged to bring a camera to record key elements of their visits. Students are asked to use cameras before or after a guided workshop so as not to disturb the focus of the session.
Groups with participants with restricted mobility are invited to visit the University Church. Group leaders should be aware that there are uneven surfaces and small steps within the building. The Old Library and the tower are situated up a steep flight of stairs with limited lift access. If you wish to bring a group with mobility issues, please contact the office to discuss how we can adapt your visit.