For over 500 years the Chapel has been a place for the corporate worship of God and the ministry of Word and Sacrament. It is a place where we offer prayers for the needs of the local community and the world. It is also a place set apart for quiet and reflection. To this day it enriches Corpus life in all these ways.
Everyone is welcome, every day. College members can attend services and participate in Chapel activities, including our ongoing work with local homeless people through the Oxford Gatehouse and the Oxford Winter Night Shelter.
Most weeks our principal service is Choral Evensong at 5.45pm on Sundays. Like all our services, this is for those of all faiths and none, offering a helpful opportunity for a time of reflection in a beautiful setting, supported by music and readings with a sermon or talk.
From time to time, our main service is a Eucharist. If you are baptised or have communicant status in your own denomination, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion. We also welcome members of the public to all services.
The Acting Chaplain
As Acting Chaplain, the Revd Professor Rob Gilbert is at Corpus to lead worship in the College Chpael, in collaboration with the Director of Music, Organ Scholars and Chapel Warden(s). The College Chapel is an inclusive place in which all are welcome. Rob will be happy to talk to College members about faith-related matters. Dropping him an email is the best way to arrange to meet.
Rob is also Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry and Fellows' Chaplain at Magdalen College, and an assistant priest in Headington Quarry and New Marston parishes.
Contact the Acting Chaplain
The Reverend Professor Rob Gilbert
"Weekly services are an opportunity to share and be grateful for the gifts of music, friendship and collaboration in a warm and homely setting. The idea that countless students and scholars have, for centuries before me, used our Chapel as a space for reflection and prayer, is inspiring and gives me a strong sense of belonging in the Corpus community.”Augy, Classics