Regular Events & Societies


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

Apologia: Dinner and Theology

Every Tuesday evening in term time, come at 7.00pm for dinner, followed by a talk, Compline, and then retire to the Black Swan Bar! This popular series explores the doctrine of the Catholic Church, as well as issues involved in living out our faith in University. All welcome.  Contact: Fr Mark (ml709).

Catholic Graduate Society

The Graduate Society meets usually on Thursdays in Full Term, with speaker meetings, discussions, wine tastings, trips, dinners and retreats are also organised. Events are listed on the Fisher House calendar  All graduates and postdocs are welcome. Contact Friederike Jürcke (fkj22) or Giulia Lerda (gl438).

Interfaith and Ecumenical Group

On every other Thursday evening in term time, a talk by a member of a different Christian denomination, or a non-Christian faith, with the aim of introducing their tradition and opening up dialogue. There will also be occasional panel discussions or ecumenical religious events. Contact  Krzysztof Zamarski (kpz20).

Post-Docs and Young Families Group

Meeting after 11.00am Mass on the second Sunday of each month for lunch, and on Wednesdays at 7.00pm at Fisher House for Scripture Study. Contact Kotryna Bloznelyte (kb449).

Sister Ann’s Open Office

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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

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The SVP seeks to help those in Cambridge on the margins, and those less fortunate than ourselves, founding its work in prayer, with nightly soup-runs. Meeting on Fridays at 6.00pm in the Fisher Room.
Contact: Tara Cavan (tc538), Will Ransom (wlr22) or Nikhil Antony (naa49).

Friday Evening Prayer with Reflection

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The Friday Evening Prayer 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).

The Haddocks

A society for Catholic Medics, and those interested in issues of ethics, meeting every second Monday in term for talks and discussions. Contact John Care (jac288) and Winefride Scorey (ws355).

Pro-Life Group

Meeting on Mondays in term, to discuss issues relating to the protection of life, in all its stages, in all its forms. Contact Conor McKee (cmm85).

The Dolphins

Meeting on Sunday afternoons for practice (and fun); largely the aim is to pay the Oxford Chaplaincy for the annual More/Fisher Cup, but other games take place during the year. Contact: Julia Wdowin (jw735).

Quaero – Theology for non-Theologians

Meeting at 3.00pm on Sundays, to consider a range of readings usually from the Church Fathers. Contact Reed Morgan (rjm228).

Consider Your Call

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Meeting 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 Chase (scp55) 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 Clara Anne Cheung (cac213).

Communion and Liberation

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

Fisher House Music Ministry

Fisher House boasts two fine choirs: the Schola Cantorum,which sings at the 9.00am Latin Mass, and the Chapel Choir, which sings at the 11.00am Mass. Details of the music ministry and the Gilbey Scholarships can be found here.

Fisher Friends

Senior Catholic members of the University and other non-students meet for religious and social events throughout the year, and to exchange information and provide mutual support.
Contact: Prof. Janet Soskice (jcs16).

The Benson Club

Meeting twice termly to consider Catholic novels. The list of books is on the notice board. Contact Fr Mark.

Dante Circle

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The Dante Circle meets during term to read and discuss cantos from Dante’s Divine Comedy, led by Professor Robin Kirkpatrick. Contact Fr Chase (scp55)

Sacristans and Servers

Students regularly help serving at Sunday and weekday Mass, or in the sacristy. Contact: Jamie Bell (jb2105).