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 9.15pm live streamed on the Mansfield College YouTube Channel.
Hilary Term 2021: ‘Light in the Darkness’
20 Jan - 1 Week
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (with contributions from chaplains across the Christian traditions)
27 Jan - 2 Week
Be the Light in the Darkness (Marking Holocaust Memorial Day)
A joint prayer service with other Oxford University Colleges
3 Feb - 3 Week
The Power of Small (Marking ‘Time to Talk’ Day – mental health)
Preaching: Sarah Farrow (Chaplain)
10 Feb - 4 Week
Body, Mind, Spirit (Marking LGBTQ+ History Month)
17 Feb - 5 Week
Preaching: Patryk Imielski (3rd year student)
24 Feb - 6 Week
Walking in Darkness (Marking World Day of Social Justice)
Preaching: Rev’d Dr Ellen Clark-King (Dean, King’s College, London)
3 Mar - 7 Week
Hope for the Future (Evening Prayer led by the Christian Union)
8 Mar - 8 Week
Roman Catholic Mass (6pm) - tbc
(Led by University Catholic Chaplaincy – Zoom details to follow)
10 Mar - 8 Week
Build on a Strong Foundation (Marking International Women’s Day)
Mansfield College Chapel: Hilary 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.
Ellen Walkingshaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincent Elvin: email@example.com
The Revd Sarah Farrow is the College Chaplain and is part of the welfare team. Sarah 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.
Sarah holds an open Listening Ear Drop-In Service every Monday between 2-4pm (for one-to-one meetings with students and staff). Details can be found in the Virtual Quad 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.