Welcome to the website of Fisher House, the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of Cambridge.
FRESHERS EVENTS at FISHER HOUSE:
Friday 7 October: 8.00pm Black Swan Bar in the Fisher Room
Sunday 9 October: Masses at 6.00pm Saturday (Vigil), 9.00am (Sung Latin),
11.00am (Sung English)
12.00 noon Welcome Buffet for Freshers (free) in the Fisher Room
Wednesday 12 October: Graduate Welcome Drinks 7.30pm in the Great Chamber
(ring the doorbell or entry via library)
Friday 14 October: Freshers’ Fair at Fisher House 8.00pm Black Swan Bar
Sunday 16 October: Welcome Lunch cooked by the Fisher Committee 12 noon
in the Fisher Room (free for Freshers)
Friday 21 October Quiz night in the Black Swan Bar 8.00pm
Mgr Mark Langham
I am a priest of Westminster Diocese, and native of London, who came up to Cambridge to study Classics in 1979. Ordained in 1990, I have worked in Bayswater parish (where the Notting HIll Carnival swirled around us), and at Westminster Cathedral (where things were slightly more sedate). Most recently, I worked in Rome working at the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, and retain a great interest in ecumenism.
Sr Ann Swailes
Originally from Devon, I studied English and Theology at Oxford, where I was received into the Catholic Church in 1996. I live in a small community of Dominican Sisters in the Huntingdon Road, and combine my work at Fisher House with lecturing in Theology at Blackfriars, Oxford. In my (occasional!) spare time, I enjoy choral singing, swimming, and cooking and eating international food.
Fr Philip Moller
I am a newly arrived Australian, and a Jesuit priest. While a lawyer by trade, I am a convert to Theology, particularly the fundamentals of theological thinking and the way they interact with the world and society in which we live. I have moved from the snows of Boston (via Adelaide, the Athens of the South) to St John’s College, Cambridge, to work on a PhD in the Divinity Faculty under Professor Sarah Coakley, and to join Fr Mark, Sr Ann, and the very welcoming community here at Fisher House. I hope one day to make it to Lords, and perhaps even to witness an Ashes series which produces the correct result.
The Cambridge University Catholic Chaplaincy was founded in 1895, and has been at Fisher House since 1924. Centrally located, just off the Market Place, the chaplaincy comprises a core of ancient buildings, a large and beautiful church recently refurbished, a spacious room for gatherings with a kitchen and bar, a well-stocked library, and a roof terrace.
As well as daily Mass, Fisher House hosts a wide range of activities, from discussion groups and lectures to social events. Lunch is available every day during term time, and you will meet here people from every College and discipline, junior and senior.
Do feel free to speak to the chaplains at any time – our contact details are given on the website, or come and find us at Fisher House. The Chaplaincy is warm and hospitable, a place where your faith will be nourished, nurtured and encouraged. We look forward to seeing you.