- Sunday 4.00 - 5.15 pm: Choir Practice (Chapel)
- Sunday 5.45 - 6.50 pm: Choral Evensong (Chapel)
- Monday - Friday 9.00 - 9.20 am: Morning Prayer (Chapel)
- Monday 11.00 - 12.00 pm: Chat with the Chaplain (14.2)
- Monday 12.10 - 12.30 pm: Franciscan Midday Prayer (Chapel)
- Monday 1.00 - 2.00 pm: Scriptural Reasoning (Harold Wilson Room)
- Tuesday 6.15-7.00 pm: Holy Communion Service (Chapel)
- Tuesday 5.00 - 6.00 pm: Oxford Meditative Groups (Habakkuk Room)
- Wednesday 1.00 - 2.00 pm: Scriptural Reasoning (Harold Wilson Room)
- Wednesday 8.00 pm (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7): OICCU Central (Wes Mem)
- Wednesday 6.30 pm (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8): College Christian Union (Chapel)
- Thursday 4.30 - 6.00 pm: Choir Practice (Chapel)
Sunday Evensong is the main service of the week for the College, with beautiful music and excellent speakers. You are all very welcome, whether you are a Christian, exploring the Christian faith, or would simply like to come to hear the speakers and the music. The details of the speakers and their subjects are given here. The service starts at 5.45 pm (unless stated otherwise).
Morning Prayer is a time when the Chapel is booked for quiet prayer. When a student or the Chaplain is present to lead it, we follow a modern Church of England service, praying for all members of College and the wider world. Otherwise all are welcome to make the most of this meditative time in their own ways, using the resources available, as a way to start the day well.
Chat with the Chaplain on Monday: Students bring the questions and the Chaplain provides the coffee. Voice any question you want, big or small, about Chapel, faith and faiths, or life in all its richness. Like: Is Evensong weird? How do we make sense of suffering? Find the Chaplain in 14.2 and raise the things on your heart and mind. Come with friends or by yourself. You may find others are asking just the same questions...
Franciscan Midday Prayer on Mondays is part of the Young Franciscans movement. A simple time of prayer lasting 20 minutes, it offers a pause for spirituality in the middle of the day.
Scriptural Reasoning is a practice of inter-faith reading.
Oxford Meditative Groups (also known as OMG) is a new opportunity for students to experience meditative practices influenced by different faith traditions. If you are hurrying from academic commitments finishing at 5pm you will be able to slip in quietly. The various traditions and the dates their groups are attending are listed below. There will always be a number of people there so rest assured it will not be intimidatingly intimate.
The Christian Union meets on Wednesdays. Weeks 1,3,5,7 are at Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union at Wesley Memorial Church at 8.00pm; weeks 2,4,6,8 are the College gathering in Chapel at 6.30pm.
Students often speak at Thursday Holy Communion; this Christian service is a popular gathering which combines sociable joy with a reflective peace. Sherry follows, before Formal.
College Prayers on Fridays are led by students, organised by the Prayer Rep.
Jesus College has a diverse but very united community of Christians. Whether you are new to College or have been here a while you are always welcome to any of our events. If you are not a Christian or are from another faith background you are also very welcome. If you would like to find a place of worship for your own faith or denomination, the Chaplain will be glad to help.
The Chaplain (The Reverend Dr Megan Daffern) is glad to meet with students, regardless of religious affiliation, to offer pastoral support and welfare. If you would like to see her, she can be contacted via her pigeonhole, email (email@example.com) or telephone (2)79757, or she may be found in her room (XIV.2). Further details of the rest of the Welfare Team will be found on her noticeboard or in the Welfare Leaflet.
The College Chapel Choir sings at Sunday Evensong. It rehearses 4.30 - 6.00 pm on Thursday afternoons and 4.00 - 5.15 pm on Sundays before Evensong. All members of the choir are offered choir tour opportunities, free singing lessons, and free dinner after Evensong. New members are welcome.