Development The management of the Chaplaincy has recently been restructured and we thank the Newman Trustees, Nicholas Purcell (Chair), Carl Schmidt, Anne-Marie Drummond and Christopher McCrudden and the Oxford Board members, Bishop John Arnold (Chair), Amy Zavatsky, Richard Parish, Jack Eyston, Fr. Brendan Callaghan SJ, Catherine Mountford, Helen Merrington-Rust for all their time and hard work that has gone in to producing a more efficient structure for managing the chaplaincy. The Chaplaincy now has a management committee that operates on behalf of Trust and Board, supporting chaplains and administrator. We are [...]
Fr Jeremy Fairhead, during his time, re-ordered the Thomas More Chapel beautifully and refurbished the Old Palace Kitchen to a professional standard, all through charitable donations which he had raised himself. Over the last two years, thanks to the creative initiative of Fr. Roger Dawson SJ, the assistant chaplain, the Blue Room in the Old Palace has been redecorated and refurnished and looks very splendid. In addition the Narthex area has been repainted and recarpeted. New pictures have been hung and the entrance now looks much warmer and more inviting. These [...]
Newman Room Project The next main project from the point of view of the Chaplaincy will be to redevelop the Newman Room, to preserve the multifunctional space, but at the same time to make it easier to transform the room into a good modern space for liturgy. Part of the redevelopment would include the purchase of new altar furniture and a new electronic organ. Again any help towards this project would be gratefully received.