Shaun Henson | Chaplain
St Hugh's College | College Chaplain - Dr Shaun Henson
Dr Shaun Henson
College Chaplain - Dr Shaun Henson
Dr Shaun Henson
Shaun Henson is our College Chaplain, and a member of the College welfare team.
He is pleased to meet in confidence with any member of College (Junior, Middle, Senior, and any others associated with the College) about any matter, regardless of one's religious views or lack thereof.
is responsible for the religious life of the College, including all services in the Chapel.
has general oversight of the College Choir, with our Choral and Organ Scholars and Chapel Music Tutor.
In addition to conducting routine Chapel services, he
welcomes inquiries about baptisms, confirmations, and weddings.
teaches in the University's Faculty of Theology alongside his
Chaplaincy, and is engaged in postdoctoral research and writing.
He is currently a research team member with The Order Project, a philosophy of science research group based at the London School of Economics.
You can contact Shaun
by e-mail as above, or by telephone on (0)1865 274955.
is in Room 24 of the Main Building, just outside the Chapel.
is normally in College on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday afternoons and evenings, and is easily available at other times by appointment.
is always in his
room between 3 and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays for casual inquiries, and welcomes any visitors during this time for any reason.
About the Chaplain
Shaun earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in America before coming to Oxford University.
Shaun became a priest in the Church of England near the end of his doctorate, working in parishes surrounding nearby Blenheim Palace.
Prior to Oxford, he worked and lived for eight years in Boston, in New England, partly among the urban poor.
social concerns are now reflected in his
life as a fully Professed Member in the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis
(TSSF), European Province.
Of his role at St. Hugh's, Shaun says: "Being College Chaplain puts one in touch with a wonderful variety of people from different backgrounds, all with diverse interests and viewpoints on academic and religious matters.