The Bristol Catholic Chaplaincy has been around in its current form since 1964, when the house was acquired by the Clifton Diocese. Since then a chaplain has been in permanent residence. The chaplain is Fr. Rupert Allen. Our home at 103 Queens Road is the centre for Catholic students and staff of both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
Each term we have a full programme of opportunities for worship, formation and socialising.
As well as having its own chapel, the Chaplaincy has its own common room, which is accessible to students throughout the day for study and socialising.
The Chaplaincy is also home to Cathsoc, the University of Bristol Catholic Society. Led by a yearly elected committee, CathSoc provides entertainment and relaxation for its members.
Fr. Rupert Allen
Father Rupert is a native of Bristol. He studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Louvain and was ordained priest in 2012. He lived and worked in Essex and Brussels before returning to Bristol. Fr. Rupert also works with prisoners and is pursuing academic work in French ecclesiastical history.