Chaplaincy – An Overview

Chaplaincy – An Overview

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Last Updated: April 12th 2019


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

All at Newman are able 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 Dries van den Akker 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 University Chapel on Mondays (8.20am) and Wednesdays (8.20am) in semester time.

Siobhan Doyle, 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

12:30pmSilent Prayer with the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday8:45amMorning Prayer
12pmInternational Development Group meet
Wednesday 8:20amMass
12pmHeadspace/Mindful colouring
Thursday8:45amMorning Prayer
Friday8:45amMorning Prayer
12pmSoup Kitchen
Sunday9:30amMass (at St. Peter's, Bartley Green)

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, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and a Multi-Faith Prayer room. All are located along Chapel Gallery Walk. The Chapel has recently been refurbished and is accessible to all. The Multi-Faith Prayer Room is permanently available, and includes wudu facilities.

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