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Who's Who


The Dean

The Revd Dr Stephen Hampton

As well as teaching Theology, the Revd Dr Stephen Hampton is concerned with the well-being of every member of College, whether they are Chapel-goers or not, and is available every day for students to come and talk to. He read Law at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and then Theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He was ordained in the Diocese of Ely and served his title in the Parish of St Neots. In 1998 he became Chaplain, Fellow and Director of Studies in Theology at Exeter College, Oxford, where he also took a Masters and then a Doctorate in 17th century Anglican Doctrine. His particular research interests are the formation of Anglicanism, and the persistence of the scholastic method during the renaissance and early modern period. In his spare time he rows, walks and enjoys dinner parties. His rooms are in G Staircase, and he may be contacted by email ( or telephone (01223 338217).

Assistant Chaplain & Welfare Officer

The Rev'd Jennifer Adams-Massmann

The Assistant Chaplain and Welfare Officer is happy to support all members of the College community, whatever their faith or beliefs. Please feel free to come during office hours or drop her an email to find another time to meet. Confidentiality will be kept within the College Welfare Team on a strictly need-to-know basis. Her email is jennifer.adams-massmann(AT) OR or you can call 01223 (3)38249 (NOTE: During the covid-19 lockdown this will forward to her mobile).

Originally from the U.S., Jennifer received a B.A. degree in English & American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University before moving overseas in 2002, first to Germany and then England. She was ordained priest in 2006, and since then has served in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and college chaplaincy (Jesus and Pembroke Colleges in Cambridge, and Princeton University). She is writing a Ph.D. on Protestant women missionaries in 18th century America through the University of Heidelberg in Germany, where she formerly taught American religion to undergrads.

She and her husband Alexander, a German theologian and ethicist, have one son, now in primary school. When not working or spending time with family, Jennifer likes running along the Backs, reading, writing or drawing, watching documentaries, dabbling at dressmaking, or playing with her fluffy Siberian forest cat who has his own Instagram (archimedes_CB)!.

Director of Music

Dr Simon Jackson

The Director of Music is Dr Simon Jackson. Please contact him if you have questions about the choir or chapel music. Simon has an office in H1, Gisborne Court, and may be contacted by email (

*PLEASE NOTE: Dr Jackson is currently on leave during the Easter term.

Chapel Officers


Harry Spillane & Josey Parker
Please contact the Sacristans if you would like to read, serve or lead the prayers in Chapel services.

Bible Clerks

Undergraduate: Richard Blomqvist, Calvin Chow, Jess Coulson, Harry Goodwin, Jack Jowett, David Lipton, Jack Nicholson, Ben O’Neill, Antoni Prus, Clifford Robinson, Francesca Rix, Mia Sarafian, Etienne Tracey, and Rebecca Vincent

Postgraduate: Will Aslet, John Chellman, Tobias Cremer, Shanti Daffern, Eloise Davies, Marcus Ellis, George Hawker, Grant Kynaston, Thomas Langley, Daniel McKay, and Trevelyan Wing

Organ Scholar

Will Pierce & Hugo Williams

Organ Exhibitioner

Rebecca Poon