The University of 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.
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.
The Chaplaincy also accommodates 11 students in good quality, affordable rooms. If you would like more information about this, please check out the accommodation page.
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.