Chapel People


The Revd Dr Rob Wainwright

As College Chaplain, I am here for every member of the Oriel community, and am always happy to meet to listen and to discuss any matter of concern. I am responsible for Chapel life, am a member of the Welfare Team, and am also a Tutor in Theology. I am in College most days and can be reached by phone ((2)76580, by email, or by a knock on the door (room 3.3). Please contact me at:

Director of Music

Dr David Maw

As Director of Chapel Music at Oriel, I work to maintain and develop the standard of liturgical music-making in the Chapel. My role involves overseeing the recruitment and auditioning of the Choir, the appointment of Organ and Choral Scholars, and working closely with the Chaplain in planning services. I also liaise with the Chaplain and Choir Committee on the organisation of the annual Choir Tour, Cathedral visits, occasional recordings and similar initiatives. From week to week, I am involved in conducting the Choir and playing the organ, sharing these activities with the Organ Scholars. Any member of the University is welcome to audition for Oriel Choir at any point during the academic year. Please contact me at:

Head Bible Clerk Scholar

Peter Hammerton

Organ Scholars

Harry Baigent

Benjamin Banks