Set on a hilltop in the Deer Park within the Culham Court estate with a breathtaking view across the Thames to the Hambleden valley, the Chapel of Christ the Redeemer at Culham Court evokes the link between the presence of God and the beauty and tranquillity of the natural landscape.
The simple exterior of this Chapel of Ease belies the exquisite design and workmanship that lies within. Every intricate detail has been lovingly crafted with great skill and reverence so that it perfectly fits with John Martin Robinson’s explanation that “The aim of church art is to express divine beauty through human endeavour and thereby help turn men’s thoughts to God”. This aim has been held steadfastly in the minds of all those who have worked over the years to produce a chapel that they hope that will be enjoyed as a place of worship and quiet contemplation for many generations to come.
The chapel itself is modest in size and of the modern English classical style that echoes the architecture prevalent at the time when the Church itself was founded. It has been built as an expression of faith to the glory of God and great care has been taken in every aspect of its design and in the choice of symbolic meaning embedded in its fabric. Likewise much effort has been made to ensure that it not only sits sensitively within the landscape but also enhances, both architecturally and culturally the estate that it is part of.
The chapel is a place of worship and for the conducting of Roman Catholic religious ceremonies for all those who wish to attend. Ordinarily, services will be held on the last Sunday of the month and on Holy Days of Obligation.
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