LMH Community Prayer Board
This is a space to put down your own prayers, spiritual thoughts, poems and messages that reflect your feelings and those who are on your heart and mind through this term. You don't have to be Christian to post here and you don't have to be religious.
Chapel Services at LMH
LMH has a long history of choral worship, led by our excellent Chapel choir.
Our main act of worship each week is
Choral Evensong – every Friday in full term, 6.00- 6.50pm in the Chapel
Evensong is a traditional Christian service, a mixture of music, psalms and Bible readings. The choir leads the worship and the congregation has an opportunity to relax and allow the worship to wash over them. It is one of the glories of the English Church and a beautiful experience as well as a deeply prayerful one. Everyone is welcome to attend, whatever your faith or belief.
We have a regular series of Guest Preachers and the service is followed by a drinks reception before the Friday Formal. Check out the Chapel Term Card for the terms events.
Weekday services and events:
Holy Communion is celebrated in Chapel every Wednesday at 12.30pm.
This is a Church of England service and any baptised person is welcome to receive Communion at this service. The service lasts about 25 minutes.
Weekly Meditation – every Wednesday in full term, 9.00pm in the Chapel
A weekly opportunity to share in silence and relaxing breathing exercises together, followed by a glass of port or hot chocolate. The mediation is sometimes led by the Chaplain, at other times by members of the college or by using recorded meditations. It lasts about 25 minutes and always includes some time of collective silence.
Weekly Book study – every Thursday in full term, 7.30pm in the Old Library
The Chaplain leads a weekly book study, using the writings of well known speakers and preachers to reflect on the Christian faith. Please see the Term Card for the book being used each term. All are welcome to attend.
Weekly Compline – every Thursday in full term, 9.00pm in the Chapel
A short service of prayer, silence and psalms to end the day.
In addition during the week the Chapel is open for students and staff alike to find moments of peace and quiet during a busy day. The Blessed Sacrament is Reserved in the Chapel as a sign of the abiding presence of God in this place.
You may light a candle as a sign of prayer offered or sought and there is a prayer board for you to write prayer requests.
Oxford is full of opportunities to experience worship of all traditions and sorts, Christian and many other faiths too. Some of the best choirs in the world offer worship on a weekly basis in the Chapels and Churches of the city, great scholars and theologians live here, preach and teach all across the University. Do look out for notices of forthcoming events, speakers and services.