Our Chapel

The chapel is located within Harris Manchester College in Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD. Designed by the Manchester architect Thomas Worthington, it opened its doors for worship in 1893.
The world-famous windows, which attract many visitors, were installed between 1894 and 1899, and were all made by the firm of the great Victorian craftsman William Morris. Most were designed by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, but Morris himself designed two of the lights (“Joseph” and “Mary Magdalene”) in the chancel window above the communion table. In the opinion of Nikolaus Pevsner, “The whole set of windows in Manchester College Chapel is a pure joy.” (The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire).
An illustrated lecture about the stained glass in the chapel, given by Dr Jon Whiteley, may be viewed above.