Catholic Chaplaincy

  • Welcome! Congratulations, you have done extremely well to be accepted into Oxford Brookes!

    The Oxford Brookes Catholic Chaplaincy is for all students and staff at the University. It is led by Catholic priest appointed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham (Fr Prem Fernando) and all those staff and students that wish to play a part in it, and it is open to all. The student Catholic Society  is a wonderful way to be involved with the chaplaincy and to be a part of it.  The Catholic Chaplaincy is always welcoming and open to your creative participation.

    Journeying with friends

    We attempt to be friends to all, and to exclude no one. Life in the University can be demanding, so we try to create a friendly welcoming atmosphere to all. Each and every one of you is very important to us. You are unique, and you have something special to offer to our life here. So here’s the opportunity to release your strain and stress and be yourself, with some quality social activity; parties, BBQs, games, trips and sporting activity, with lots of fun and opportunities to meet one another.

    Search for meaning  

    Religion must be able to answer the questions of life today in a meaningful, sensible way to validate its existence.

    In the Chaplaincy at Oxford Brookes, we try to create the opportunity for discussion to take place. We like to be challenged, so we too can search with you for a deeper meaning and purpose of our life, and all that we propose for the betterment of humanity. This is the Oxford Brookes ethos; to ‘value education that inspires our generation’.

    Here we create the opportunity to challenge, discuss and question what you believe, or don't believe! Chaplaincy is a hub to question faith, dialogue with other faiths and indeed engage faith with various disciplines and the questions they raise throughout our university experience. In the Chaplaincy, religion and belief is opened to questions from the believer and to help us find our raison d'être within this university and the world. We hold discussions, speaker’s corners, formal talks, study and reading groups.

    Doing God and religion

    Yes, we do religion. Here’s the opportunity to practice your Christian calling faithfully as a Catholic, or search for it within the diversity and richness Christianity and all the religions of the world as a sensible and caring person. We provide pastoral care with a Catholic priest appointed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham and recognised by the University. Fr. Prem is on hand available for mass, sacraments, spiritual direction, guidance and lots lots more. There is space and time for you to pray in solitude or in community. There is the opportunity for you to come to know better your Catholic Christian faith in the wonderful settings of Oxford. Here is the opportunity to practice your faith without fear, shame or doubt.

    Would you really want to look for anything more while in the intellectual city of Oxford?

    Holy Mass

    Mass is celebrated regularly during semester time at the Catholic Chaplaincy, 62 London Road, Headington.

    • Sunday Mass 6.00pm (Beginning with Welcome Mass, on Sunday 23rd September)
    • Welcome Mass in the Multifaith Chaplaincy, Thursday 27th September, 12:30pm in the Garden Room

    Confessions and personal meetings

    Fr Prem is available for confessions. Send an email or call 01865 750463 to arrange an appointment to meet at a convenient time for you

  • Events at the Catholic Chaplaincy

    Fr. Prem Fernando, Catholic Chaplain

    Events are at the Catholic Chaplaincy, 62 London Road, Headington

    Thursday
    11.00am-1.00pm Mass, Prayer & Fellowship Lunch with Fr. Prem and Sr. Lucy
    Sunday
    6.00pm Holy Mass, day of obligation, and social