The Chapel

Visit the Chapel

The Chapel is normally open to the public during Oxford Preservation Trust’s annual Open Doors event in September. If you have any queries, please email, call +44 (0)1865 278 500, or write to The Chapel Committee, c/o Warden's office, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF.

You can find out more about the College Chapel in the links below or in the Chapel Booklet

Chapel History and Architecture

Nuffield College Chapel was completed in 1961 under the direction of the artist John Piper and was subsequently dedicated on 13 December 1961 by the then Bishop of Oxford, Dr Harry Carpenter. Piper was also responsible for the design of the stained glass windows, the altar table and the original pair of candlesticks. The stained glass windows are the most striking features of the Chapel and were made by Patrick Reyntiens. The largest of these, the North Window, depicts the Five Wounds of Christ. The sculptor John Hoskin made the reredos and the cross, and the golden curtain behind the altar was woven by students at the Royal College of Art. 

Special services are held in the Chapel to celebrate the important events in the Christian calendar. Nuptial blessings, christenings, funerals and memorial services for people associated with the College have all taken place in the Chapel.

Following the retirement of the last Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Margaret Yee, a Chapel Committee was established in 2007. The Committee’s remit includes the organising of termly religious services and cultural events which take place in the Chapel.