The Archdiocese of Southwark Universities Catholic Chaplaincy Team works in collaboration with the universities and their multi-faith chaplaincies in the Archdiocese of Southwark. Whilst being present for all students and staff, we also want to serve the needs of the Catholic students and staff within the institutions in which we serve. There are Catholic Chaplains at Goldsmiths, Kings College - Guy's Campus, Kent at Canterbury, Kingston, London South Bank and Roehampton Universities. The Chaplain for the University of Greenwich is awaiting appointment.
Meet the Chaplains!
The Archdiocesan Universities Catholic Chaplaincy Team is made up of women and men, lay and ordained who work in a variety of university settings.
Sr. Anouska fcJ
Sr. Anouska is an apostolic religious sister in an Ignatian congregation, the Faithful Companions of Jesus (www.fcjsisters.org). She is Catholic Chaplain at Goldsmiths, University of London and London South Bank Universities.
Laurence is the Catholic Lay Chaplain of King's College London: Guy's campus which is home to the university's Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and Dental Institute. He is on campus Mondays to Thursdays and is available to see students and staff in the Chaplaincy area which is located in the Henriette Raphael Building.
Ginny is the Chaplaincy Coordinator at Digby Stuart College part of the University of Roehampton. She runs a diverse, weekly programme for both students and staff, with a special focus on community building, peace and justice, and prayer. She is also the administrator for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies programme.
Fr Michael Lovell
Fr Michael has recently become Roman Catholic Chaplain to Kingston University and he is also involved in the organisation of Kingston University’s Catholic Society. Since 2017 he has been the parish priest at St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church, Kingston (which is just 5mins from the University Campus), as well as Dean of Kingston Deanery in the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Fr. Tom Herbst OFM
Fr. Tom is a Franciscan friar originally from the USA, presently residing in the UK for the past eighteen years, with a keen interest in theology and Christian spirituality. He is the Catholic Chaplain at the University of Kent.