Hidden Highlights – University Church of St Mary the Virgin


Wednesday 22 August | 7.00pm – 9.00pm

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Wednesday 22 August | 7.00pm – 9.00pm | Nave

The University Church is the place where the University of Oxford began. It is also the place where some of the most significant events in English church history have taken place: from the trial of Thomas Cranmer, Henry VIII’s Archbishop of Canterbury, at the time of the Reformation, to the launch of the Oxford Movement and the Catholic Revival of the Church of England in the nineteenth century. Join the Revd Dr Will Lamb, the Vicar, for an exclusive tour of the church as they explore some of its hidden highlights. The tour continues with the beautiful office of Compline, sung in the Chancel and culminates with an exclusive tour of the Tower, finishing with elderflower and fizz in the Old Library.

Please note that access to the tower is only via a 127-step medieval turret staircase. Some of the steps are steep and worn. Persons with heart conditions or pre-existing medical conditions, mobility difficulties or any condition where the effort of climbing is considered hazardous should refrain from attempting this climb. You are required to exercise due care and attention during your visit and to move around the University Church at all times with proper regard for your safety. No children under 8 may access the tower.

Tickets are £25.