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Fisher House is the University Catholic Chaplaincy - a welcoming community where students can explore and deepen their faith, be nourished through the sacraments, and meet other young Catholics.

The Cambridge University Catholic Chaplaincy, more popularly known as Fisher House, was founded by papal indult in 1895, when Catholics were allowed once more to read for degrees at Oxford and Cambridge. Since 1924 Fisher House, a former inn (built c. 1600), has been its home.

Fisher House is open every day for students from early morning until late evening. Its central location - just off Market Square, next to Yo! Sushi - means it's ideal for stopping by during the day, whether for weekday Mass (1.05pm), to study in the library upstairs (a great productive and social space), or simply a moment of prayer and contemplation in the Chapel. 

The Fisher Society is the student body of Fisher House - Catholic students, and those who regularly attend Mass at Fisher House, are automatically members of the Fisher Society. The Fisher Committee is an elected team of students who help to organise the many spiritual and social events throughout term - and all are very much welcome to attend these! Membership is free due to the generous grant given by the Cambridge University Catholic Association, but please register your details using the form on the Fisher House website so you can be kept up to date. 

The Chaplain from Michaelmas 2021 is Fr Alban Hood, OSB - email listed above. Fr Chase Pepper and Sr Ann Swailes are Assistant Chaplains - if you're after a chat about Dante, a slice of home-baked cake, or some spiritual and moral support to get you through term, we're more than happy to help and hear from you.

Fisher House is also home to two choirs: the Schola Cantorum who sing at the Saturday evening Latin Mass, and the Chapel Choir, who provide music for the Sunday morning English Mass. More info on the website. Each College also has a Fisher House College Representative.

If you are an incoming Fresher and would like to know more about life as a Catholic student at Cambridge, please do get in touch with us. Please also join the Fisher House Facebook group for up-to-date info. We'll also be at the SU Freshers Fair - come and say hello!

We look forward to welcoming you to Fisher House soon! 

 

Fisher House, Guildhall Street, Cambridge, CB2 3NH.

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