The College Chapel is situated in the First Quadrangle and provides a focus for Christians of all denominations in College.
There are regular services and events in the Chapel throughout the year, during term time, to which all are welcome.
The Chapel originates from the early 1600s, during a period of competitive chapel-building and renovation in Oxford, the years when Archbishop Laud as Chancellor promoted the ‘beauty of holiness’ and a view of the Church centred on the sacraments and formal worship. It was consecrated in 1621, under Principal Eubule Thelwall, its main donor. It has been much altered since then, but the original (and beautiful) entrance canopy and its motto ‘ascendat oratio, descendat gratia’ – ‘let prayer ascend, let grace descend’ – remains.