THE UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
AT ST ANDREW'S RC CHURCH
9, Worswick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UW
Registered Charity Number: 1143450
Serving Newcastle University and Northumbria University
A warm welcome to you if you are a student or member of staff at either Newcastle or Northumbria Universities.
Fr. Andrew Shaw and Mia Fox, the two Catholic Chaplains, Emma Morrison, the Chaplaincy Ambassador, and Ozzie the chaplaincy cat, are delighted that you have visited our page. Take some time to browse through the site, in particular our Services, What's On and Gallery pages.
About the Catholic Chaplaincy
The Catholic Chaplaincy is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and the chaplaincy serves students and staff of both Newcastle University and Northumbria University. The two Chaplains offer pastoral and spiritual support, exploration of the Catholic faith and facilitate community outreach where possible. It's very important that the Chaplaincy is welcoming to students from all backgrounds and that everyone feels comfortable within the community.
Both Fr Andrew and Mia are members of the wider ecumenical and multi-faith chaplaincy teams serving the individual university institutions (Fr Andrew at Northumbria University and Mia at Newcastle University). Both your Chaplains are available for you to speak with in confidence on matters of faith, spirituality, relationships and anything else that is on your mind.
The Chaplaincy room is available for you to use during the day for general relaxation and there is also access to the Church for personal prayer. Entry is via the keypad so lease ask one of the Chaplains or the Ambassador for the code.
Students and the Catholic Society (CathSoc)
The Catholic Chaplaincy is made up of a diverse community of students (and some staff) and there are many ways in which you can offer your gifts. We are always looking for volunteers to help especially with church ministries (readers, musicians etc.) and with in-house social events. We have a small drinks bar after the Sunday Mass, and at other key events throughout the term, and always need help with keeping that going :)
There is a Newcastle Catholic Society (CathSoc) which represents the Catholic students on campus, particularly during freshers and welcome weeks, and organises some external social activities. If you'd like to join the society, please contact the CathSoc President, Jessica Starkey, at email@example.com For Northumbria students we have an active group called Northumbria Catholics for social get togethers outside the Chaplaincy. ALL events at the Catholic Chaplaincy are opent to all members of the community regardless of which of the universities they attend.
All student activites at the Chaplaincy come under the Chaplaincy Ambassador who also chairs the Socials Committee. The Committee works in collaboration with the Chaplains to make the Chaplaincy a place of welcome, hospitality and fun. The main weekly meetings of the community are on Sunday evenings starting with Mass and followed social time together, and the weekly Ichthys (faith exploration) that meets each Wednesdy and is followed by a hot meal together.
Join the Community
We have an email database for all our students and staff who come regularly to the Chaplaincy in order to receive updates of different events and services. Please send an email to Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or to one of the chaplains who will add you to the database. We have a private Facebook group that you can join (Chaplaincy@Andos), and you can follow us on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram - University Catholic Chaplaincy Newcas
Worswick Welcome is a weekly drop in for people in the local area who are in need of some food and companionship. It runs every Friday morning and is based at St Andrew's Church. It is facilitated by members of the parish and students are encouraged to help out if possible. A DBS check is necessary for this, which is covered by the parish.