Religious Matters

Religion has always played a significant part in Oxford’s life. If you wish to get involved in some aspect of what goes on around the city and University, whether as a practicing believer or simply as an interested party, here are some places to look.

Christianity

The College Chaplain (01865 279541) will be able to provide information about the various Churches and Christian organizations in Oxford. There are also Oxford University Intercollegiate Christian Union and Catholic Society representatives in College.  Please see the attached flyer for the Oxford Christian Union Freshaway event.

Judaism

You can contact the Oxford Synagogue and Jewish Centre, 21 Richmond Road, Oxford OX1 2JL (01865 553042) http://ojc-online.org/, email connections@ojc-online.org.  For information regarding the Jewish New Year Festival, please contact the Admissions Office for a copy of the Rosh Hashana Timetable.

Islam

You can contact either the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (01865 278730) http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/ or the Oxford Mosque Society, 10–11 Bath Street, Oxford OX4 1AY (01865 245547).

Buddhism

You can contact the Longchen Foundation, 30 Beechey Avenue, Marston, Oxford OX3 OJU (01865 725569) www.longchenfoundation.org/, email enquiries@longchenfoundation.org

N.B.

This list is by no means exhaustive. You can find out more about many other religious societies at Freshers’ Fair on Friday morning of Freshers’ Week. The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) website includes links to student religious societies in Oxford: http://www.ousustash.com/