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Wendy Wale

Wendy Wale, Chaplain

  • Wendy with the welfare 'cat', Jonah

As Chaplain of Wadham, Wendy is here for everyone in College - students, fellows and staff, of any faith or of none.

Following a career in primary education, Wendy trained to be a Anglican priest and has recently completed her curacy in multi-cultural Edgbaston, Birmingham. Qualified as a counsellor and systemic therapist, Wendy is used to supporting people through the difficult moments in life, as well as sharing in joyful celebrations such as weddings and baptisms.

As Chaplain she works with the chapel committee to run the chapel services. The main Sunday Evensong is at 6pm, where we have excellent visiting preachers and fabulous music from the choir. Wendy supports and promotes other faith groups and activities within the college, details of which can be found on the chapel pages and notice board. The Chapel is a quiet place within the heart of College - it is open for all members of College to go for space in the midst of a busy day.

Wendy grew up in Lincolnshire, studied at Cambridge University, Birkbeck University and Bristol University and has taught in inner city London as well as rural Africa. She recently married Tom who also works for Oxford University. Jonah, their dog, comes in to College to provide additional welfare support to students and staff. Wendy is planning to get fit by cycling to work every day, which is a good thing as she rather likes puddings and wine! She does NOT like coffee, but will always say yes to a cup of tea.