The Chaplaincy is open and welcoming to all faiths and is committed to ensuring that all are free to worship.

Newman University Chaplaincy is proud to be at the heart of the university, encouraging all the community to engage in and feel part of Newman's Catholic ethos. The Chaplaincy exists to enable all at Newman to explore and experience "Life to the Full" Jn 10:10. Students and staff are welcome to join in the activities of the Chaplaincy, including services, retreats and social activities. The Chaplaincy is open and welcoming to all faiths and is committed to ensuring that all are free to worship.

The Chaplain, Margaret Holland works alongside students and staff, providing support, encouragement and assistance, as well as organising and leading prayer and worship and God knows what else!   Fr Frans Chanterie SJ, joins the Community to lead the celebration of the sacraments and looks forward to getting to know as many of you as possible.   Mass is celebrated in the College Chapel on Mondays (8.30am) and Wednesdays (8.30am) in semester time.

Charlotte Bray, our 'Step into the Gapper' works in partnership with Cafod focusing on international development and social justice.  

The Chaplaincy supports the Christian Union, CathSoc and Islamic Society (ISoc) who meet regularly. Details of times and venues of their meetings and events are on the notice screens around the University. For more information please email 

Regular Activities (during Chapel Refurbishment please check with the Chaplaincy office for venue)
Day Time Activity
Monday 8.20am Mass
Tuesday 8:45am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 8.20am Mass
Thursday 8:45am Morning Prayer
Sunday 9:30am Mass (at St. Peter's, Bartley Green)
Coming up
Day   Time   Activity

26th Sept




First Mass of the academic year

10th - 14th Oct




'Our Cup of Tea Week, #moreincommon in The Atrium

17th - 21st Oct 




Rosary Week                                                  

1st Nov




All Saints Day Mass

2nd Nov




All Soul's Day Mass

7th - 18th Nov 


Exhibition of the Life & Thought

of Blessed John Henry Newman

11th Nov 




Remembrance Day Service

14th Nov 




Newman Exhibition Event:

Fr Guy Nicholls "Newman on Beauty" & Giuseppe Pezzini "Newman: Introducing the Exhibition

details at: 

14th - 18th Nov  


Inter Faith Week

Check with Chaplaincy for further details

28th Nov - 2nd Dec   


12pm - 1pm 


'Our Cup of Tea Week, #moreincommon

7th Dec 




Carol Service

14th Dec  




Last Mass before Christmas

11th Jan  




Mass on campus restarts

21st Feb




Foundation Day




Lecture: Sarah Teather, Director Jesuit Refugee Service




Mass with Archbishop Bernard Longley

1st Mar




Ash Wednesday Mass & Distribution of Ashes



Week of Guided Prayer

20th - 24th Mar  


12pm - 1pm 


Our Cup of Tea Week #moreincommon

5th Apr




Last Mass before Easter

24th Apr




Mass on campus restarts


Come with our Newman Group and join Archdiocese of Birmingham, end of May 2017. a great experience, not to be missed. Further details are available from the Chaplaincy.

HCPT:  Have you booked in for Easter 2017? For more information on HCPT check out

Student groups

Newman CU: Meets on Thursdays at 5.30pm in Chapel. All students are welcome and further information can be found at:

ISoc: Isoc meets on Wednesday Afternoons. Further details and venues from the Newman ISoc Facebook page.

All activities take place in Chapel or the rooms off Chapel unless otherwise stated.

Chaplaincy Facebook

To keep up to date on all events and activities like our Chaplaincy Facebook page


Newman University has a Chapel and a Multi-Faith Prayer room. All are located along Chapel Gallery Walk. The Chapel is currently undergoing an exciting refurbishment and is currently unavailable. We look forward to being back in it at the end of October approx. The Multi-Faith Prayer Room is permanently available, and includes wudu facilities.


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