The Chaplain - Megan Daffern

The Revd Dr Megan Daffern

As Chaplain, I am here for everyone in College - students, fellows and staff, of any faith or of none. All are welcome to come and find me to help think through problems, to seek support in times of crisis, or just to have a listening ear as they reflect on what’s going on in their lives.

Chapel and Chaplaincy is for all. The Chapel is a quiet place within the heart of College - it is open for all members of College to go for space in the midst of a busy day. It can be a space to pray or nap, read or just take some time out. We have a great choir and organ scholars who provide music in Chapel, and a committed team of students who care about faith and spirituality. Each help out in their own ways. We have a broad range of visiting speakers at Sunday Evensong at 5.45pm during term, and a variety of different events. Whether you are a person of faith or not, whether you are Church of England or of another Christian denomination, there is something on offer. We are a diverse College and create safe places for people to discuss matters of faith, spirituality, or religious culture in all kinds of different settings. You will find information about these activities and events on the Chapel pages.

I am also here for one-to-one conversations, whether about how things are going in general, or concerning deep and meaningful questions, or touching on any kind of down-to-earth query that it's not obvious who to ask. I am a member of the College Welfare Team so if I can't offer the help that's needed, I can suggest others who can! I hear people’s Confessions, when required, in priestly confidence according to the guidance of the Church of England; in all other conversations, secular or spiritual, I adhere to the College Confidentiality Policy.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss any matter, big or small. I’m around in College quite a lot of the time, particularly during term. I can be emailed on chaplain@jesus.ox.ac.uk. I’m in room XIV.2. I can also be contacted by phone (01865 279757).