Welcome to the website of Fisher House, the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of Cambridge.
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
I grew up in rural Devon and I read English and Theology at Oxford, where I was received into the Catholic Church. I entered the Dominican Order in 2003, and currently live in a small community of sisters based in the Huntingdon Road. I combine my work at Fisher House with studying for a PhD in Theology at Clare College, investigating the relationship between the mystery of suffering and our understanding of the nature of the Church. In my (occasional) spare time, I enjoy choral singing, swimming, reading and writing poetry (good and bad respectively!) 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.