Chaplaincy

Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (MUSCC) is a veritable hub of volunteers who offer up their time to improve the lives of others.Here, students from Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music are served by the Jesuits at MUSCC. Manchester students are not content simply to be on the receiving end of things; they are eager to give something back to the local community.This eagerness has resulted in a thriving St Vincent de...
The Catholic Chaplaincy to Manchester's Universities (MUSCC) will be providing a Christmas Dinner on Thursday 25 December for those international students who are staying in Manchester over the Christmas period. A donation of £10 will secure them a place, and in return the Jesuits and their co-workers are laying on a full turkey dinner with plenty of refreshments and festive spirit!The Manchester Central Foodbank, the only student-run Foodbank in the country, is operating as usual...
Some of the most renowned organists in the world will be giving recitals at Holy Name Church in Manchester over the coming months, playing upon what is regarded as one of finest instruments in Britain. The organ, which remains tonally unaltered since its installation in 1871, was restored in 2002 by David Wells and lends itself particularly well to the acoustics of the Victorian church.The musicians who will be playing in the 2014 recital series at Holy Name are some of the finest performers in...
The novellist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (the man behind the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony) will be running a film writer’s workshop this evening at the Jesuit-led Catholic Chaplaincy of Manchester Universities. The Chaplaincy is collaborating with the Insight Film Festival to create the North of England Student Film Award 2014 for full-time students in Northern England. Successful entrants will be invited to Hollywood for a six week internship with Loyola Productions –...
Where did my vocation come from?  Well growing up in a big family, in a comfortable suburb North of Liverpool, I was always interested in the big questions.  I think I viewed religion in a very positive way because of the faith and commitment of my parents.  I remember Dad letting me have a (very small) glass of wine when I was about 11 or 12 and telling me that it was in the Bible - St Paul said to Timothy (my name) have some wine for your stomachs sake!  My two younger...
Students in Northern England are being invited to Hollywood for a six week internship with a film production company in the movie capital of the world – if they can convince a panel of industry professionals that they can portray faith in film in a confident and creative way.The Jesuits of the Catholic Chaplaincy at the Universities of Manchester and the Insight Film Festival have collaborated to create the North of England Student Film Award 2014. The internship is being offered by...
Prison Bars
In the Gospels Jesus embraces the most broken of his society and encourages us to do likewise. It is from this motivation that for two days a week I work as a Catholic Chaplain to HMP Brixton, a prison in South London. Brixton Prison has for a long time been a remand prison but was recently re-categorised to a category C local prison. This allows us to build long-lasting relations with the prisoners as it ensures that they are around for a longer time compared to the regime in a remand prison....