COVID 19: Pastoral Care


All advertised service times are 'Oxford Time' i.e. five minutes later than GMT/BST 

During the pandemic, the round of daily prayer from the Cathedral precincts has continued. When necessary, the clergy have met online to pray together for the city, the diocese and the nation.

Update on Tuesday 12 January 2021

All services are now online only as part of our Covid-risk reduction. The services marked in CAPITALS below are livestreamed. Other services will be celebrated by the clergy alone.


8am Eucharist

7.10 Morning Prayer and 7.30am Eucharist





For livestreams, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

On Sundays we hold a Zoom Tea at 5pm. To take part, join Zoom online and then click this link at 5pm on Sunday.

Meeting ID: 477 474 3770
Password: Coffee

Our prayers for the work of this Cathedral, Diocese and all the peoples and communities we seek to serve will continue - to express the love of God being with us all at this time. 

Cycle of Prayer

During lockdown, please do join us in our weekly cycle of prayer.

Sunday – Our Dean, Chapter and clergy

Monday – Our Cathedral congregations

Tuesday – Our Choirs (Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Singers, Frideswide Voices)

Wednesday – Our Cathedral volunteers

Thursday – Our honorary canons and honorary chaplains

Friday – Our Cathedral staff

Saturday – Parishes of which Christ Church is patron, our Cathedral School; the College

COVID 19 Pastoral Care and Resources FAQ

Is the Cathedral open?

The Cathedral is open for a limited number of services. Do join us for our early morning services (Monday to Saturday, 7.15) and for Holy Communion at 1pm on Wednesdays. On Sundays you are welcome to come for 8am Holy Communion and 11am Sung Communion, although you will need a ticket for this. If you have any questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Who can I contact for prayer and support?

The Cathedral is seeking to offer as much pastoral support as possible during this difficult time. If you would like prayers for yourself or someone you know, or to speak with one of the clergy, please email

Are you live streaming services?

Yes! During Lockdown #3 we are livestreaming as follows:


11am Sung Eucharist

Tuesday,Thursday, Sunday 

6pm Evensong


1pm Holy Communion

For livestreams, subscribe to our YouTube channel or visit

The diocese will continue to livestream Sunday services at 10am.

What can I do as an alternative to public worship?

We would encourage the Cathedral community to continue to worship in new and different ways. 

What radio and TV programmes are available?

What is happening about special services and concerts?

In line with Church and Government advice most special services have been cancelled, postponed or adapted to allow for social distancing. However we are doing our best to make a version of special services available online. For an up to date list of event cancellations please see here: