At Regent’s we are keen to support students and staff of all faiths and none in their worship and spiritual life, working with faith chaplains and student societies across the University. If you have a particular religious need, please do not hesitate to contact our College Chaplain who can work as an ambassador on your behalf. Everyone in the community is welcome to use the Chapel for prayer and reflection.
Our College Chaplain is the Rev’d Beth Allison-Glenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Regent’s has a Baptist foundation and our worship tends to reflect our dissenting heritage: instead of a Church of England Book of Common Prayer evensong, we have a Friday evening service written for each term. Each term follows a particular theme, with past examples including ‘Illustration of Incarnation’, looking at art on Jesus, and ‘A Scriptural Arboretum’, following trees through Scripture.
Friday services are a blend of poetic prayers, modern worship songs, favourite hymns, scripture and a short weekly homily/reflection. Our preachers come from a wide variety of Christian traditions. The services are a reflective and joyful end to the week, timed around Formal Hall. Chapel is fully inclusive of all who are LGBTQI+.
For information, spiritual resources and the Term Card, please follow @rpcchapel on Instagram.
The Chapel Space:
Chapel is in an ‘upper room’ above reception near the upper Vinson Corridor. It has three beautiful windows designed by Nicholas Mynheer on one side and overlooks the Quad on the other.
The Chapel is a hub for college musicians and is always looking for ways to enable members of the community to showcase their talents. The Choir, as is traditional in Oxford, serves the musical needs of the Chapel, singing at Friday services and on other special occasions, including the annual Advent Carol Service at the end of Michaelmas Term.
Weekly timetable (full term):
Tuesday: 9:45am-10:15am Morning Prayer led by ministerial students
5:45-6:30pm Evening Worship led by ministerial students
Wednesday: 1pm Staff prayers
Friday: 5:45-6:30pm Evening Worship.
At ‘Oxmas’ Chapel leads in various activities, including a Nativity in the Quad (with live donkey!), Carols in the Quad with mulled wine, and Candlelit Carols.