Chapel and Worship

Michaelmas Term 2020

We are planning to have an evensong service this Sunday 11 October at 5.30pm to mark the start of the academic year. This is a closed service for Balliol College members only. There are very limited spaces available in the Chapel and if you are a Balliol member and would like to attend, please email by Friday 9 October to register in advance.

Further services will be announced when we are able to.

The University Church is publishing a weekly podcast each Sunday on the University Church website. There is also daily Morning Prayer, Monday to Friday, held via Zoom at 9.00am. Please contact for further information and joining details.

The Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy is livestreaming Masses from the Chaplaincy on Sundays at 11.00am and 8.00pm and Monday-Saturday at 6.00pm.

Please also see our page about other faith groups and places to worship in Oxford.

The Chaplain is happy to assist any member of College. He is also happy to talk to any current or Old Members about preparation for baptism and/or confirmation and weddings to be arranged in Balliol Chapel.

Chapel people

  • Chaplain: The Reverend Canon Bruce Kinsey
  • Pastoral Associates: The Reverend Professor Judith Brown and the Reverend Dr Alex Popescu
  • Chaplain’s Advisory Committee:
    • Jedidiah Andrew (CU Rep)
    • Harry Burn
    • Eloise Hamilton
    • Claire Hill (RC Rep)
    • Lois Ogunlana
    • Anna Parsons
    • Reuben Sharp
    • Lucy Swift
  • Senior Organ Scholar: Yasar Cohen-Shah
  • Assistant Organist: Jack Colley
  • Chapel Secretary: Armaan Genomal

Chapel activities

There is a Chapel Choir, and anyone interested in joining should contact the Senior Organ Scholar by email. Balliol offers Organ Scholarships on a biannual cycle: there is more information for prospective applicants on the organ scholarship page.

The Christian Union meets weekly for Bible study, worship, prayer, and support. Please contact the CU rep listed above for details.