Mansfield College Chapel
Mansfield College Chapel, which is one of the largest in Oxford, is a well loved space. It is central to the life of Mansfield and is used on a daily basis by students, staff and Fellows.
With its inclusive ethos, the work and outreach of the College Chapel demonstrates its commitment to ecumenical worship where all are welcome.
Chapel Services Wednesdays 8.15pm take place with an online congregation through zoom.
(Recordings will be available on Mansfield College YouTube Channel the following day)
Trinity Term 2021: ‘Sanctuary’
28 April - 1 Week
The Refugee Experience in the Bible (Marking Mansfield as a College of Sanctuary)
Preaching: Rev’d Sarah Farrow (Chaplain)
5 May - 3 Week
The Gift of Hospitality
Preaching: Rev’d Sarah Farrow (Chaplain)
12 May - 3 Week
Ascension Day (moved from 13 May)
Preaching: Dr Tony Lemon
19 May - 4 Week
Finding Sanctuary in God
Preaching: Lizzy Flaherty (1st year student)
26 May - 5 Week
Pentecost and commemorating the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
Preacher: Re’vd Arlington Trotman (Methodist Supernumerary Minister, former secretary of the Churches’ Commission for Racial Justice, and a former Moderator of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe)
2 June - 6 Week
Healing and Recovery (This service will also be marking Oxford Pride)
Preaching: Rev'd Kate Harford (Chaplain, Oxford Brookes University, MCC Minister)
9 June - 7 Week
Sanctuary found in one another
Preaching: Prof. Stephen Blundell (Mansfield College Fellow)
17 June - 8 Week
Preaching: Bishop Dr. Munib Younan (former President of the Lutheran World Federation, Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land)
Mansfield College Chapel: Trinity 2021 Term Card: HERE
Getting involved in Chapel
Mansfield College Chapel is an inclusive space where everyone is welcome and all are celebrated and affirmed. Students and staff are encouraged to participate in all aspects of worship which is always ecumenical in its nature. If you are interested in reading or leading prayers, please contact the Chaplain.
Chapel Choir and Music
While Chapel services are online this term, we still hope to include music contributions from Mansfield students and staff through recordings or live-streamed – please do get in touch if you would like to contribute.
Cause for Pause
A 20 minute Zoom meeting offering a space for contemplation and reflection, connecting through words and music from across cultures and faith traditions and also through shared silence. Nothing is expected of attendees, but they are welcome to bring music or words to share. Everyone is invited to come together to just 'be' in this shared space. Please feel free to contact the Chaplain for more details or feel free to join on Monday evening.
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The Revd Sarah Farrow is the College Chaplain and is part of the welfare team. Sarah is a minister in the Lutheran Church in Great Britain. She supports and serves the whole community of the College. Whether in consideration of relationships, work or study difficulties, spiritual or vocational issues, or for casual discussion, the chaplain is available to speak with staff and students at any time, no matter their faith or philosophy.
Please contact Sarah to arrange an alternative time to speak.
Mansfield College Chaplaincy
Mansfield College has its roots in the Nonconformist tradition of the Church. The chaplaincy continues in that tradition, challenging and responding to the needs of the community in which it lives. The chaplaincy also holds special discussion groups such as: Queer Spirituality and Table Talks on Social Justice issues. Details of these meetings can be found in the Virtual Quad.
Welcoming, affirming, inclusive.
Celebrating the diversity of Mansfield College.
Celebrating the sacred in our midst
During this time when we are far apart from one another, the chaplain continues to hold this community in prayer. If you would like to submit any prayer requests (for individuals, places or any other concerns), these will be included in the weekly prayers said by the chaplain for the Mansfield community every Wednesday. You can submit a prayer request.