Support Us

We are very grateful to the people who support the Chaplaincy in many ways…

This support is first of all through prayer. Many people, including religious communities keep us in their prayers.

We are also supported by local people who devote their time in practical ways…baking, helping with food, giving advice, fund raising, accounts, laundering altar linens, computer and website, secretarial help …

And people who share or teach their skills such as needlework, music, reading at Mass, altar serving, shopping and cooking guidance, flower arranging…

Many thanks!

Fr Mark is always pleased to hear from people who have gifts or skills which they feel they could offer.

Our former students are a source of encouragement.

It is very good when people come to visit and keep in touch.

Fr Peter at Kent used to say each year (with a smile) to those graduating, “Remember me when you come into your Kingdom”! (Essex graduates see below!)

We are very blessed to have had a number of  benefactors – either giving a one-off donation or who give by standing order.

This support will make it possible to support people in attending retreats and courses. It also greatly broadens the possibilities for giving formation, paying travel expenses to speakers and providing resources for evangelisation.

One donation recently helped a student to attend the World Youth Day in Kraków.

The Archdiocese of Cardiff currently has three young men training for the priesthood who went to the chaplaincy at Cardiff University.

This shows that a well supported Chaplaincy is a great way to support young adults in embracing God’s plan for them at a key time in life.

If you would like to support us financially…

Standing order form
If you have a UK bank account you can use this standing order form to give a monthly amount.

Please fill in the form and post it to:

Fr Mark Swires
University of Essex Catholic Chaplaincy
1 Recreation Way

Cheques can be sent to the address above, payable to University of Essex Catholic Chaplaincy. Please let us have your full contact details.

Donation button
The donation button allows you to make a one-off or monthly contribution. This may be more convenient for people who are not resident in the UK.

Memorial gifts
At times people like to do something in memory of a loved one. Please contact Fr Mark as there are a number of things that we need which could be dedicated in memory of a person.

You might like to leave us something in your will.

The University of Essex Catholic Chaplaincy is a registered charity as it is part of the RC Diocese of Brentwood.
Charity No. 234092