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Keble Chapel


An advowson is the right of a patron to appoint a priest to a parish. Keble’s historic connection with the Church of England means that the College is patron of some 69 parishes across England.

We are keen to support the parishes of which we are patron, and we hold events each year to foster our relationships. Details of these events can be found below. The Chaplain regularly accepts invitations to preach in the parishes, and, whenever possible, will visit and help parishes through the vacancy process. The Chapel and Advowsons Committee, of which the Warden is Chair and the Chaplain is Secretary, oversees the College’s patronage.

Praying for Keble Parishes

The prayer card (pdf) is used daily in Chapel services to pray for the parishes of which the College is patron.

Please feel free to download this prayer card and join your prayers with ours for the priests and people in Keble parishes.

The Harlow Trust

The Harlow Trust for Churches in Birmingham offers grants each year to Anglo-Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Birmingham.

The application form, which may be downloaded here (pdf), should be sent to the College by 30 September. The Chapel and Advowsons Committee meets in November to consider applications. For further details, please contact

Clergy Conference

The date of our next clergy conference will be published here when it is available. For further information, please contact Trish Long.

Corporate Communion

Corporate Communion date will be published here soon.

This Eucharist gathers together groups from Keble’s parishes and the College community. After the Eucharist, there is a dinner in hall and a drinks reception hosted by the Warden in the Warden’s Lodgings.

Keble Parishes’ Day

The next Parishes’ Day date will be published here soon.

Every two years, Keble offers an open day for groups from the Keble Parishes. This includes lunch, tours of the College, an afternoon in Oxford, tea and Evensong in the Chapel. Invitations and booking forms will be sent to all parishes a few months beforehand.