Fr Dominic White OP
I was born in Guildford, and have a background in academia and the arts. As organist of St. Dominic's Priory in London, I felt God calling me to the Dominican Order (Friars Preachers). I joined in 2000 and was ordained in 2006.
I’ve now been at Bede House for six years. I love chatting with our students and listening to their ideas, and for the way they keep me up to date on technology! I live at St. Dominic's Priory in New Bridge Street, a great student and arts quarter.
I minister a lot to non-Catholics and non-Christians too, and a couple of years ago I wrote a book called The Lost Knowledge of Christ, which tries to bridge the gap between Christians and people (perhaps some of your friends?) who are spiritual but not religious.
Music is my favourite way to relax – I play the piano and organ and sing in a choir, so I love all the music we have at chaplaincy.
I see a chaplaincy as a place of welcome, community and prayer; a place to connect faith in Christ with our life, our gifts and our needs; a place from which we go out to bring light and hope to our world.
I look forward to meeting you at Bede House, on campus or at St. Dominic's. Drop me a text or message me.
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On meeting me you will realise I am not originally from the lovely north-east of England. I come from Ilford in North East London and am the youngest of four from Jewish / Italian parents and was brought up a Catholic with a rich heritage behind me.
I worked for 14 years as a Civil Servant (Inland Revenue!) after which I was a member of a Religious Congregation of Sisters for 7 years with ministries in Zambia, El Salvador and different parts of England. In 2005 I became the Lay Catholic Chaplain to the universities of Newcaslte and Northumbria.
I hold a BSc in Social Science and Politics, and an MA in Theology and Ministry from Durham University. I completed the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies some years ago and am a trained Spiritual Director (spiritual and faith accompaniment) and Prayer Guide. I love Scriptual exploration and enjoy running the weekly Ichtys meet up.
I thoroughly enjoy the cinema and theatre and, unashamedly, all things Star Trek! For my sins I follow the highs and (mainly) lows of West Ham United FC. My biggest love, though, is Ozzie the cat... no need to say any more!
I consider myself very much a pastoral chaplain and hope you will find me friendly and approachable. Please know that you can talk to me in confidence about anything that's on your mind, whether personal, emotional or spiritual with no judgement...
I am here for you!
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