The Interim Chaplain

The Revd Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury is responsible for all aspects of Chapel life, and contributes to the pastoral care of the College and the religious and cultural needs of all its members. He is happy to meet and talk to everyone in College at any time, so do not hesitate to contact him about all kinds of matters.

Matthew’s academic background is in music and liturgy, in both historical and contemporary contexts. An old member of Worcester and one of its lecturers in Music, Matthew’s recent projects include a book of essays on worship and dementia; articles and essays on liturgical participation, and (in progress) the first English edition of the conferences of Blessed Christian de Chergé. Matthew is also Assistant Curate at St Barnabas, Jericho (the College’s parish church) and National Liturgy and Worship Adviser to the Church of England. He normally serves as Assistant Chaplain.

The Interim Chaplain’s email is

Director of the Choir

Mr Daniel Mathieson FRCO is an Oxford-based organist and conductor, holding positions at Worcester College, Keble College and St. Mary Magdalen.  At Worcester he directs and trains the adults and boy choristers of the choirs in their regular schedule of services, as well as in concert, for recordings and on tour.  He also teaches for the University of Oxford and at Downe House School.

A former organ scholar of Worcester College, he holds a master’s degree in music performance at the University of Oxford with distinction.  Recently, he has collaborated with several Oxford-based composers in performance of new works for organ, and has co-authored a forthcoming article on contemporary organ music for the RCO Journal.

As a recitalist, Dan has performed across the UK, including for the Three Choirs Festival, the Buxton Festival and at Westminster Cathedral.  He has also worked with the internationally-renowned Trinity Boys Choir in concert and on tour.

He studied the organ with William Whitehead and Dame Gillian Weir, and conducting with Jeremy Summerly.  He is a prizewinning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Mr Mathieson’s email address is

Organ Scholar

Mr Giles Longstaff

Assisting Organ Student

Mr Henry Coop