Regular Events & Societies

The following groups meet throughout term-time. New members are always welcome.

Catholicism for the Curious

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Every Friday in Full Term, over lunch from 1.15pm, Fr Mark or Sr Ann will give a short talk on what Catholics believe and why, followed by discussion.
Contact: Fr Mark (

Catholic Graduate Society


The Graduate Society meets on Wednesdays in Full Term, with speaker meetings or discussions. Trips, visits and retreats are also organised. Events are listed on the Fisher House calendar  All graduates are welcome.


Graduate Women’s Group

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Meets on Saturdays at 11.30am for prayer and discussion with cake and coffee in the Fisher Room for prayer, good discussion – and tea.


Sister Ann’s Open Office


Drop in for tea, cake and conversation, Friday afternoons any time between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Just ring the doorbell of Fisher House.

Society of St Vincent de Paul


The SVP seeks to help those in Cambridge on the margins, and those less fortunate than ourselves, founding its work in prayer, with regular soup-runs. Meeting on Fridays at 6.00pm in the Fisher Room.
Contact: Dorinda Chandrabose (dsc37) or Gerard Martin (gjm45).

Friday Evening Compline with Reflection


The Friday Evening Compline is a prayerful and reflective way to wind up the week. All are welcome, and the Black Swan bar is open afterwards! If you are a musician, and would like to participate, please contact Sr Ann (asc92).

Rosary Legion of Mary

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The Rosary is prayed in the Chapel on Saturdays at 5.30pm (before the Vigil Mass), Sundays after the 11.00am Mass and Tuesdays after the 1.05pm Mass.
Contact: (

Saints and Scones


Meeting on Sunday afternoons at 4.30pm in Sr Ann’s room. Come and make new friends – earthly and heavenly! – over a traditional cream tea. All very welcome.
Contact: Sr Ann (

Consider Your Call


Meeting on Sunday evenings as announced, to provide a forum for exploring questions of vocation in a supportive, relaxed and informal environment. Occasional evenings with guest speakers will also be arranged. All welcome.

Contact: Fr Mark (ml709) or Sr Ann (acs92)

COSTA (Confraternity of St Thomas Aquinas)

A group for Catholics from Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of south-east Asia, meeting regularly for prayer and social events. Contact Maggie Ting (mylt2)

Communion and Liberation


Meets every Thursday at 9.00pm in the Music Room at OLEM.
Please see the poster outside the chapel for details.

Schola Cantorum (Latin Mass Choir)


The Schola Cantorum provides music from the Gregorian and classical traditions at the 9.00am Mass on Sundays throughout Full Term. New voices of all ranges are always needed and are extremely welcome.
Contact: Nic Walker (

English Mass Choir


The English Mass Choir sings at the 11.00am Mass on Sundays in Full Term. Voices of all ranges are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 10.00 am in the Library.
Contact: James Grimwood (jag217)


Fisher House Film Club


Shown on occasional Sundays in term, in the Fisher Room, a film of (at least vague) Catholic interest. Popcorn provided. See the noticeboard for details.



CAFOD is the Catholic Church’s main organisation for overseas aid. The chaplaincy group raises funds for projects, and seeks to inform students about the lives and conditions of those throughout the world who struggle for food and work.
Contact: Fr Mark (


Senior Members’ Discussion Group

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Senior Catholic members of the University meet regularly in the spirit of Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium.
Contact: Dr Claire Daunton (

Fisher Bites


An occasional series in which Senior Members of the Fisher House community talk about art, culture, history and literature. We have some of the greatest experts in their field – come along for a relaxed and fascinating evening. Wine is served. Details on the noticeboard.


Fisher Families


Meeting for young families, at Fisher House or in a nearby location. To find out more, contact Emma Boland on ejdt2,

Circolo Dantesco


The Dante Circle meets during term to read and discuss cantos from Dante’s Divine Comedy, led by Professor Robin Kirkpatrick. Contact Fr Mark (ml709)

Poets and Prayer


An occasional series that explores the connection between faith and literature. Watch the notice board for details.

Sacristans and Servers



Students regularly help serving at Sunday and weekday Mass, or in the sacristy.

Contact: Felipe Contatto (fc379)