St Luke's Chapel

Warm, inviting and charming, this venue showcases Oxford style at its best. With beautiful parquet flooring, exposed brick work and modern interiors, it’s a venue not to miss! The main rectangular meeting room provides a very flexible space for dinners, drinks receptions, talks and meetings as well as small conferences and exhibitions. Fully accessible with AV and WiFi throughout, our in-house chefs provide a range of breakfast, lunch and dining options.  Located on an historic site in a beautiful part of the city, it is only a short walk to the centre. Combine it with the Examination Schools and Sheldonian Theatre for a large conference.


"The Chapel worked brilliantly and the catering you provided for our drinks reception was just right. I would very much recommend St Luke’s as a fantastic venue space in the heart of the city."

Katherine Carpenter, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Oxford University

An unusual venue with a curious history

Located on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site (ROQ), this stunning Victorian chapel was built as a place of worship for the old Radcliffe infirmary. The hospital opened in 1770 and closed in 2007 relocating to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington. St Luke’s was built to replace the original infirmary chapel which was on the second floor of the hospital’s main building. Designed in a simple gothic style, it opened in 1865 and is named after the gospel writer St Luke, the patron saint of doctors. Now deconsecrated, it still retains charming features such as its bell tower, pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows and parquet flooring.

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How to find us

St Luke's Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Train – Oxford railway station is approximately a 15 minute walk away or 10 minutes by taxi. Bikes can be hired at the train station or around the city.

Bus The nearest bus stop is outside the Chapel on the Woodstock Road. Information about buses within the city can be found here.

CarThere are three disabled car parking spaces outside the Chapel but no other car parking so we recommend using the park and ride system. The nearest car park is Gloucester Green, a five minute walk away.