Weekly chapel and musical events in term


17:45 — Choral Evensong

Weekdays 08:30 — Morning Prayer
17:00 — Evening Prayer (except Wednesdays)
Tuesdays 22:00 — Compline (Night Prayer)
Wednesdays 13:10 — Lunchtime recital
18:00 — Sung Eucharist

There are no regular services or events outside of full term (1st–8th weeks).


Hertford Chapel is an inclusive, welcoming place in the heart of the college and the city, where all are welcome to celebrate, meditate, muse and pray.


Hertford Chapel is a traditional-style college chapel, built in 1908. It is always open for members of the college and visitors to come in and explore.

Although the chapel is in the heart of Oxford, it is a quiet and serene place. It has a perfect acoustic, and is home to the musical life of Hertford College.

The Chapel Choir sings Evensong every Sunday of term at 5.45 pm, to which all are welcome. Details about services in the chapel can be found on the term card.

The Chaplain, the Reverend Gareth Hughes, welcomes inquiries about the chapel.

Find out more about the role of the chapel.


The following pages describe the life of Hertford Chapel in more detail

Social media


The Chaplain, the Reverend Gareth Hughes, may be contacted by

  • e-mail at chaplain [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
  • telephone on +44 (0)1865 279411 (internal number 79411)
  • post at Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford, OX1 3BW, United Kingdom.

Life events

Hertford Chapel serves the community of current and former members of the college in the celebration of life.