The Chaplain

Picture of Michael Dormandy


Michael Dormandy grew up in London and then read Classics at New College, Oxford. After graduation, he worked on the ministry team of two churches and as a school teacher. He trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall and Keble College, Oxford. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on four early, whole-Bible manuscripts (in the picture, he is working with a facsimile of one of them). He is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Divinity Faculty, teaching New Testament Greek and giving supervisions on Pauline literature. He has articles accepted for publication on the development of the New Testament canon and references to Paul in Ignatius of Antioch. He has also published a secondary school Latin textbook and a critical edition, with translation and commentary of a letter by a seventeenth century Roman Catholic priest, Bartholomaeus Holzhauser. You can read more about his academic work here and here.

Michael is married and in his spare time, he enjoys walking, drinking good coffee and exploring Italian cities. He occasionally pretends to go running.

As Acting Chaplain, Michael has responsibility for Chapel events and services and leading the Chapel community. He is available to speak in confidence to any member of college on any matter. His rooms are in Second Court (A2), and he can also be contacted by email (