The Reverend Maria (Mia) Smith

College Chaplain

BA (Hons), BA (Hons), FAETC, PGCThM
Phone number: 
01865 279455 ext. 79455

Mia is responsible for the life of the Chapel, and also has a role in pastoral care as part of the College's welfare team.


Her office is located in Room NB1/4, on the ground floor of staircase NB1 on the main college site. 

Mia is happy to meet with members of the college community for any reason, regardless of their faith.  She won’t tell anyone she’s seen you or what was discussed. She will point you to someone who can help you if help is needed. Or you might just like a cup of tea, a general chat, a good moan, or use of a box of tissues.  She is impossible to shock.  She won't talk about faith unless you do.

You can contact Mia on mia [dot] smith [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk or (2)79455. 

Mia came to the priesthood via a career in management, nursing, and midwifery.  She studied theology at St Mellitus College, and St John's College (Cranmer Hall) Durham. She is passionate about mentoring young leaders, and about the benefits of unilateral forgiveness.  She loves Karl Barth, twelve step recovery programmes, the seaside, and chapel suppers.       

Mia's role is part time, and she is not usually in college on Tuesdays or Fridays.