Holiness is the only adventure!

A very warm welcome to the Catholic Chaplaincy at UEA.

In the very first conversation of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John, some disciples ask Him a question: ‘Rabbi, where are you staying?’

Jesus says to them, ‘Come and see!’

If you are a student, a member of staff, an alumnus, someone thinking of studying at UEA, or visiting our website for any other reason, these words of Jesus are also addressed to you, in person: ‘Come and see!’

The Catholic Chaplain at UEA is Fr Andrew Eburne, who celebrates Mass on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and is always available for Confession.  The Chaplaincy is a community founded on and nourished by the Sacraments!  This is where we come closest to Jesus, who invites us to discover Him.

Fr Andrew is available every day of the week during term time except for Saturdays.  Click Chaplains and Mass Times for more details.

Even with the current restrictions due to Covid-19, we continue to pray and worship, learn about our faith and share in fellowship. Nothing stops us!

You can find the Chaplaincy in the Multifaith Centre, right at the heart of the campus. If you want to be sure of meeting the Chaplain, come to Mass! 

The Catholic chaplains are part of the UEA Mulitifaith Chaplaincy team, which is there for all UEA students and staff of any or of no faith.The Multifaith Centre provides a welcome space for all members of the University community.  You can come here to pray and to worship; but also to relax, to meet people, make tea or coffee, have lunch, or spend time reading or in quiet meditation.

And if you’re wondering about our strap-line – ‘Holiness is the only adventure!’ – it comes from the French Catholic novelist Georges Bernanos – one of the great novelists of the twentieth century – who said:

“Holiness is an adventure. It is in fact the only adventure. When you have understood this, you will understand the Catholic faith.”

Come and see!