Everyone is welcome here, no matter who you are, or where you are on your faith journey. So, please feel at home here, and if there is anything you want to know – just ask!
Our Chaplain is Fr Michael Wheaton and our Chaplain's Assistant is Donna Cooper, who lives on the Chaplaincy site.
We have several Masses each week during term-time which are celebrated in our own chapel here at the Catholic Chaplaincy. Sunday Mass is held at 11.30am followed by a delicious homemade lunch cooked by Fr Michael and some student helpers. We also have a Tuesday morning Mass at 11.30am followed by a lunch provided by the Chaplaincy and a Thursday evening Mass at 7.30pm followed by a social or talk. We have our own fully licensed bar ‘The Shepherd’ which is probably the cheapest bar on campus and open after every Mass. CathSoc, the University Catholic Society organise many events throughout the term.
Keep an eye on the website or sign up for the weekly e-mail to find out what is going on at the Chaplaincy and with CathSoc. Complementing the services and prayer evenings, from trips out, weekly events and guest speakers, the Chaplaincy and the CathSoc committee will always do their best to provide you with something worth attending.
What is the Catholic Chaplaincy?
Boniface House was opened in 1966 as a centre for the Catholic student community of the University of Exeter. Originally the building stood in much larger grounds, but the University bought the surrounding land and built Duryard and Moberly Halls. The house itself is quite big, and the extensive garden is often used for barbecues and parties in the summer.
The Chaplaincy also has a library, from which you are welcome to borrow books on spirituality, liturgy, scripture and Church history. There is also a TV lounge and a large meeting room.
If you are looking for accommodation next year (2017-18), we have four very comfortable rooms to rent, at very reasonable rates. Have a word with Fr Michael or Donna if you are interested.
We are also easily found on Google maps and satellite navigation on cars and phones by using our postcode EX4 4QU. If you do have any trouble finding us then please email the Chaplain's Assistant, Donna Cooper and she will help you to find us!
What is the Chaplain for?
As the Catholic Chaplain, my job is to encourage, represent, and support the Catholic community in the university. I am available on an individual basis to students and staff of all Christian persuasions or none at all. As a Chaplain I can also act as a link to many other students, staff and useful agencies around the university. I can be contacted by e-mail or phone.Click here for contact information
Catholic Society (CathSoc) events
On Thursdays there is usually an event arranged by CathSoc after the 7.30pm Mass. This ranges from boat trips and barbecues in the summer months to regular speakers, quiz nights, DVD and pizza evenings and loads more.