University College Chapel

University College Chapel

Whilst in Oxford, it appears I will have the pleasure of worshiping in this glorious space (among many others).  Construction was begun on the chapel in 1639, but it was not until 20 March 1666 that is was finally dedicated, thanks in large part to the English Civil War.  Surprisingly the chapel had no organ until 1863.  The current instrument by Walker dates to 1955.  Sadly, the organ is not used nearly as often as its cousins in the other collegiate chapels of Oxford as the chapel only plays host to one sung service per week.  Nonetheless, this will be my first stop on my tour of sacred spaces in Oxford.

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