Welcome to

Trinity Chapel

The Chapel is at the centre of Trinity College and has played a key role in college life since its foundation in 1555.  

The current Chapel was built at the end of the seventeenth century on the site of Trinity’s first chapel, the former Durham College chapel, which was consecrated over 600 years ago. It continues to be a place of worship and a space at the heart of the college where people come to pray, to sit quietly, listen to or play music. If you are visiting Trinity please do take some time to sit and enjoy its beauty.

The College Chaplain

Revd Joshua Brocklesby is our College Chaplain. He organises Chapel services in college and oversees the Chapel, the Organ Scholars and the Chapel Choir. He also offers pastoral care for the College community, covering staff, students, fellows and alumni. The college is a diverse community welcoming people of different faiths and  the Chaplain offers support to students of all faiths and none.


Services In the Chapel

The main Sunday service in term time is Choral Evensong. The service starts at 6pm and all are welcome, including members of the public.

Evensong is sung by the Chapel Choir. The choir is made up of Trinity students and students from other colleges, and is directed by the Organ Scholars.

Sermons at Evensong are given by the Chaplain and a range of guest preachers. They aim to be both accessible and thought-provoking for people from all backgrounds.

Candlelit Choral Compline is sung by the Choir twice a term and there are also other sung services in term time, ranging from Communion services to services marking special events.

Termly concerts take place in the Chapel and the grand piano is available for students to play when the Chapel is open.

More information about the Choir can be found on the Choir website or by emailing the Organ Scholars.


Chapel History

Read more about the history of Trinity Chapel, from its origins in the fifteenth century to its recently completed restoration work.

Did you know?

Trinity’s is the only chapel in Oxford to contain the tomb of the college founder: Sir Thomas Pope is buried with his wife Elizabeth and their monument is to the left of the altar.  They and all Trinity’s benefactors are remembered week by week in our prayers.


Weddings and Baptisms

Find out more about having a wedding or baptism service in the College Chapel.


Trinity College Chapel Choir

Trinity College has an outstanding non-auditioning Chapel Choir. reading more about its activities and how to join.