Churches in Oxford — 7 Amazing Oxford Churches to visit

Amy Trumpeter
7 min readDec 25, 2022

I was lucky enough to spend a year in Oxford when I was a Geography teacher. The city is one of the beautiful cities in England and it’s full of amazing Gothic and Baroque architecture. Amongst the Libraries, Museums and University colleges, you will also find some amazing Churches in Oxford — many of them are free to enter.

Remember that many of these Churches are still in use today by practicing congregations, particularly the University Church and other University chapels. Remember to dress respectfully, remain silent inside the Church buildings and follow the guidelines on photography and videography inside them. Double check that the times of your visit don’t clash with services or particular religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter. If you want to read more then have a look at this article on how to visit Churches with respect.

My 7 favourite Churches in Oxford

Oxford, England is home to a number of historic and notable churches, including:

  1. Christ Church Cathedral
  2. St. Michaels
  3. St. Martin’s (Carfax Tower)
  4. The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
  5. St. Barnabus (St Thomas’)
  6. St Giles’
  7. Magdalene College Chapel

#1 Christ Church Cathedral

This iconic cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Oxford and one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It is a popular tourist attraction and also serves as the chapel for Christ Church, one of the colleges of the University of Oxford.

The cathedral was founded in the 11th century by the Norman conquerors and has undergone several renovations and expansions over the centuries. It is known for its beautiful architecture, which includes a mix of Norman, Gothic, and…

Amy Trumpeter

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!