CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
for students and staff at London’s
universities and colleges
CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
for students and staff at London’s
universities and colleges

Welcome

Catholic Chaplaincy is a place for you to explore your faith as a young adult, to meet other young people with similar interests from a great range of backgrounds, and to get involved in activities and social outreach.

Our administrative centre is at Newman House, 111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AR. But for the academic year 2020-21 the chaplaincy is working out of St Aloysius Church at Euston and other local parishes. There will be dedicated Masses and events for students, together with remote groups. Most of the London colleges also have their own dedicated Catholic Chaplain and student Catholic Society. You can find your college on the menu above.

If you already have a strong faith, this is a chance to deepen it. If you are full of questions and doubts, this is a chance to share them and search for some honest answers about life and faith. Everyone is welcome. Don’t be shy. We hope to meet you at Mass or in one of the remote groups, or do get in touch with your college chaplain directly.

Catholic Chaplaincy to the Universities and other Institutes of Higher Education, Diocese of Westminster, London, UK

Mass Times

Particularly outside of term time, it is wise to get in touch with the Chaplain beforehand to check if the Mass is taking place.

Sunday Student Masses

  • St Aloysius, Euston, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA: 7.30pm from 6 Sept – this is our main central London student Mass each week, followed by a social in the hall under the church
  • Goodenough College: TBC
  • St Mary’s University College: 11am (all year)
  • Other local Catholic churches: to find your nearest Catholic parish, please use this Westminster Diocese interactive map or visit Google Maps and search for “Catholic church”.

Weekday Student Masses  – a chance to pray and to meet other students after Mass…

  • St Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Clerkenwell, 5 Amwell Street, EC1R 1UL: Monday, 12.30pm
  • St Charles Borromeo, Ogle Street, Firzrovia, 8 Ogle Street, W1W 6HS: Wednesday, 12.30pm
  • St Aloysius, Euston, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA: Friday, 5.30pm
  • St Mary’s University College: Monday to Friday, 1.05pm
  • LSE: Wednesday 12.15pm (Faith Centre, Saw Swee Hock Centre) – TBC
  • King’s College London (Strand): Thursday 1.10pm (Main Chapel, Strand Campus) – TBC
  • King’s College London (Guy’s): Wed 1.10pm (Guy’s Chapel) – TBC
  • Queen Mary University of London: TBC

Confession

  • St Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Clerkenwell, 5 Amwell Street, EC1R 1UL: Monday, 11.30am to 12.15pm
  • St Charles Borromeo, Ogle Street, Firzrovia, 8 Ogle Street, W1W 6HS: Wednesday, 11.30am to 12.15pm
  • St Aloysius, Euston, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA: Sunday 6pm to 7pm (in the church hall, enter from the street) and Friday, 4pm to 5pm (in the church)
  • LSE: Wednesday 11.00-12.00, TBC
  • King’s College London (Strand): Thursday 12.45pm, TBC
  • King’s College London (Guy’s): Wed 12.30pm (Guy’s Chapel), TBC
  • Queen Mary University of London: Tuesday 12.30pm, TBC

The Priest Chaplains are always happy to make an appointment, or to celebrate the Sacrament at other times.

Latest News & Events

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Accommodation at Newman House for 2020-21

There are still a few spaces left for the 2020-21 Academic Year, starting this September: Application form is at this link. Newman House is a Catholic hall of residence for about 60 students, gathered from many different countries around the world, studying at various universities around London. They have all chosen to live in community […]

Churches opening for Mass

Please note that the chapel at Newman House will remain closed to the public for the time being (because of the extra precautions we need to take for the hall of residence). We will continue live streaming the 11.30am Sunday Mass at the Pause for Faith YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PauseforFaith. If you are still in London and […]

Regular Activities

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Every week a rich programme of activities takes place across central London, as well as all the remote programmes and groups we have planned. You can spend time in prayer, learn about your faith, explore the bible, bring your friends along for a social, play football in Regent’s Park, and much else besides.

Click here to visit the “Regular Activities” page and see the full range of options.

Diary

This lists the main regular events at Newman House and the Colleges, but please check the Facebook site (click here) for updates and last minute changes

Colleges

Colleges, Catholic Chaplaincy to the Universities and other Institutes of Higher Education, Diocese of Westminster, London, UK

The main Catholic Chaplaincy Centre is at Newman House, 111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AR – see the Newman House tab above for details. But most of the London colleges also have their own dedicated Catholic Chaplain and student Catholic Society with many activities taking place on campus. Click here to visit the “Colleges” page to find out more information about the Catholic Chaplain and the CathSoc at your own college.

This website is run by the Archdiocese of Westminster and focusses on universities and colleges within the Diocese. But this list also includes universities and colleges in south London that lie within the Archdiocese of Southwark, and it provides links to information about their chaplaincy provision.

Click here to see Colleges

Chaplains

Our many chaplains work in the individual colleges and form a chaplaincy team at Newman House. They are here for you! Click here to visit the main “Chaplains” page and find out more about their backgrounds and their particular responsibilities.

Click here to see Chaplains

Find Us

The main Chaplaincy Centre is located at Newman House, 111 Gower Street WC1E 6AR

Redevelopment Plans

Newman House, London, UK

There are exciting redevelopment plans underway, for Newman House Catholic Centre, and for the wider work of University Chaplaincy around the Diocese of Westminster.

The plans will involve creating a world-class Chaplaincy Centre at Newman House, in the heart of the university district, with a new and larger chapel, improved facilities for community life and faith formation, a new conference centre for academic engagement, greater inclusivity through disabled access, outward-facing public areas that will attract visitors and passers-by.

At the same time, the hope is to expand the provision of university chaplains and develop a pastoral programme for each university campus that will help students experience the beauty and relevance of the Catholic faith, and help them to grow in their commitment to faith, prayer, service, works of mercy, evangelisation and the discovery of their vocation.

More details to follow…