Nightfever Prayer vigil at Blackfriars on Fri 8 May, inviting passers-by to enter and stay for a short time in silence in the Church. About 30 volunteers needed. Contact John Church or Mary Townsend’s

2015-04-28T11:33:06+00:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Prayer|

Ways of Praying

Ways of Praying Discovering and deepening different ways of meeting the Lord in Prayer. Mondays 8pm, contact

2015-04-28T11:32:17+00:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Prayer|

Praise and Worship Group

Praise and worship group Charismatic Prayer in song. Singers and instrumentalists very welcome. Tuesdays at 7pm in St Thomas More Chapel Contact Heinrich Jagwitz

2014-10-07T09:02:40+00:00October 7th, 2014|Categories: Prayer|

Sacred Heart Novena

AMDG Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena Prayers O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of… (Mention your Intention Here) Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be to the Father… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my [...]

2013-06-10T11:32:06+00:00May 30th, 2013|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

The Sacred Heart

Imagine a multi-faceted crystal, each tiny surface iridescent as it catches and reflects the light. Imagine the whole, brilliant and glowing, shimmering with new colours, whichever way we view it. That is an attempt at describing the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the most multi-faceted Heart imaginable; at once loving, open, tender, compassionate, wounded, welcoming, pierced, humble, generous, merciful, free... This is a Heart which burns with passionate love whilst also beating quietly with gentleness and fidelity, but which is always, totally, unlimited Love, open to ALL. The readings and especially the [...]

2013-06-24T16:53:37+00:00May 30th, 2013|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent (C) – Oxford University Chaplaincy

Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent (C) – Oxford University Chaplaincy This may seem slightly perverse, immediately after hearing that Gospel of the Transfiguration, but as I was pondering on this Sunday’s readings there came into the forefront of my mind a line from an ancient and well-known hymn for Lent which runs “In darkness and perplexity, point thou the heavenly way”. It is, I feel, a touching line, a line which – like so much good poetry – expresses so much so briefly and so simply, a line which [...]

2013-03-25T11:02:54+00:00March 6th, 2013|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

A Reflection

I wonder if people, perhaps especially those who take their faith seriously, often get the erroneous feeling that God is not talking to them. We spend our lives looking for the big forms of communication- those which we witness in the Bible: the angels talking to us in dreams; the visions and visitations of the Saints; the burning bush in Cowley. In looking for the big, then, we are apt to overlook the small- to miss out on the ordinary, as it were, while searching for the extraordinary. For it is [...]

2012-12-18T11:27:32+00:00December 18th, 2012|Categories: This Week, Prayer|

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Oxford and Cambridge Lourdes Pilgrimage Pasta Pot for past and possible future pilgrims- Saturday 10th Nov 6pm. Come along to the Chaplaincy and enjoy a simple dinner, meet past pilgrims and learn more about the pilgrimage this year.

2012-11-07T11:37:01+00:00November 7th, 2012|Categories: Featured-old, Prayer|

Week of Guided Prayer

Week of Guided Prayer in Chaplaincy November 4–9 A Week Of Guided Prayer is a retreat in daily life costing a fraction of most retreats but still a wonderful opportunity to: —Take time out —Deepen your relationship with God —Explore new ways of praying —Find help with any kind of decision —Discover who you really are Opening meeting: Sunday evening 7pm-8.30pm Workshop 1 (Ways of Praying) Monday 8-9.30pm: Workshop 2 (Discernment): Tuesday 8-9.30pm Workshop 3 (Images of God): Wednesday 8-9.30pm Closing meeting: Friday 8pm-9pm Other information: Bring your diary to the [...]

2012-11-07T10:35:15+00:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Prayer, This Week events|

Holiness through Study

HOLINESS THROUGH STUDY Catholic Society, Oxford, 9 February 2012 Holiness – union with God – is not just through “holy” activities, but also through our ordinary work: now study There are four points I would like to make in this talk: 1. All of us in the Church are called to holiness 2. There are all sorts of ways to holiness 3. For ordinary people in the world the normal way is in their ordinary life and work; 4. In the case of students, our basic work is study; how to [...]

2013-11-05T10:08:14+00:00September 19th, 2012|Categories: Prayer, New to Oxford|