The Chapel is a centre of the college’s wellbeing activities, which this year include embodied earth meditations and yoga. These activities are open not merely to current members of the JCR, MCR and SCR, but also our alumni.

Please do reach out to the Chapel Director, if you would like to recommend the trial of a new technique or teacher.

Faith-Specific Consultations

Recognising the importance of individual beliefs and faiths, the Chapel Director is able to provide referral to faith-specific Chaplains and priests to help students navigate any religious or spiritual concerns.

Contact the Chapel Director

Wellbeing Sessions

For Trinity Term 2024, we’ve decided to launch a series of ‘Embodied Earth Meditations’ that will occur both in the Somerville College Chapel and on Port Meadow, all with UKCP registered eco-therapist Ally Stott.

Read more about our Embodied Earth Meditations.

Meditation Dates and times:

All sessions begin at 3.30pm on Thursday afternoons, with participants requested to sign-up beforehand. 

  • 25th April – chapel
  • 2nd May – meadow
  • 9th May – chapel
  • 16th May – meadow
  • 23rd May – chapel
  • 13th June – meadow

Off-Site Sessions:
For sessions on the Meadow, please meet at the entrance to Port Meadow at the end of Walton Well Rd, 10 mins before the start time to give yourself time to arrive and transition. Please also bring all that you will need to be comfortable outside in unpredictable weather for an hour.  To support our practices, phones will be off for the duration of the sessions.

Health & Safety:  Please note that, in taking part in our off-site sessions, you will be taking responsibility for your own health and safety, as well as maintaining an awareness of the health and safety of others.


Learn more about the wellbeing activities offered by Somerville College Chapel.

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Our Wellbeing Instructors

Ally Stott

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Ally Stott

Mariella De Martini

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Mariella De Martini

Sign-ups for Somerville College Wellbeing activities are now closed for Hilary 2023. They will reopen in Trinity 2023.

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