NOTICEThe Catholic Chaplaincy is now closed for the summer.We are relocating from Windsor Terrace to St Andrew's RC Church, Worswick Street (between Monument Metro and Carliol Square) and the Chaplaincy is due to reopen in September at our new location. Fr Dominic White OP is leaving to take up a new apostolate at the Dominican Priory in Cambridge, and Fr Andrew Shaw, PP at St Andrew's, will take on the role of Priest Chaplain in September. Mia Fox remains as Lay Chaplain.
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. Dominic White OP 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, Students and Gallery pages.
About Bede House
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, and offers pastoral and spiritual support, exploration of the Catholic faith and facilitates community outreach where possible. Both Fr Dominic and Mia are members of the wider ecumenical and multi-faith chaplaincy teams serving the individual university institutions and are available for you to speak with in confidence on matters of faith, spirituality, relationships and the Church.
Bede House is available for you to use during the day for prayer, study and generally to relax. There is a keypad entry and you will be given the code so that you can use Bede House during the day. We ask students to study respectfully in The Aquinas Room and to eat any hot food in the Bar.
Take a mini tour around Bede House on the video below (click the title for full screen).
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 with the general running of the chaplaincy - in the chapel, with the sacred ministries, keeping the kitchen stocked and with the Bar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org For Northumbria students we have an active group called Northumbria Catholics for social get togethers outside the Chaplaincy. ALL events at Bede House are opent to all members of the community regardless of which of the universities they attend.
All student activites at Bede House come under the Chaplaincy Ambassador who also chairs the Socials Committee. The Committee works in collaboration with the Chaplains to make Bede House a place of welcome, hospitality and fun. The main weekly meeting of the community is on Sunday evenings starting with Mass and then social time afterwards in the Bar.
Join the Community
We have an email database for all our students and staff who come regularly to Bede House in order to receive updates of different events and services. Please send an email to Emma at email@example.com to one of the chaplains who will add you to the database. We also have a Facebook group that you can join and you can follow us on Twitter - just click on the links...
We are also proud to have a not-for-profit licensed bar at Bede House - The Vat'n'Can - which is open after the Sunday evening Mass and for various socials throughout the year. It serves very cheap alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.
Bede House Catholic Chaplaincy is at 14, Windsor Terrace, just behind the Philip Robinson Library and Civic Centre. Directions can be found on our Contact page. We’re normally open until the early evening each day, you are welcome to call in (please ring the bottom doorbell) but there’s not always someone in as chaplains are often out and about. It is therefore best to make an appointment with one of the chaplains.