Welcome to the Catholic Chaplaincy at UEA Welcome to the Catholic Chaplaincy at UEA

Under the current Coronavirus restrictions, Fr Andrew is not permitted to meet students in person.  He is available for consultation via email at Andrew.Eburne@uea.ac.uk.  He can also be messaged on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UEACathChap/, and can arrange to speak to students via Skype or Zoom.

The Catholic Chaplaincy is staffed by a full time Chaplain Fr Andrew Eburne.

Mass is usually celebrated in our Faith Centre on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, during term-time.  During the current restrictions, Fr Andrew will celebrate the Wednesday and Thursday Mass at the Cathedral at 10am, which will be streamed via the Cathedral YouTube page.

For more detailed information, please see the Catholic Chaplaincy website.

You can also find regular updates on our Facebook page.


Fr  Andrew is here to:

  • Celebrate the Sacraments for the UEA Catholic community.
  • Listen to your spiritual and religious questions, whatever your beliefs, while at UEA.
  • Help you to settle in and find your way around.
  • Support and encourage your life in the Church.
  • Provide a 'home from home' in the UEA community.

Fr Andrew is usually on campus on Sunday through to Friday in term-time.  Outside term-time he is based at St John’s Cathedral on Earlham Road.


Office Hours

In term time, the Chaplain is usually in the Faith Centre at the below times:

  • Monday: 9am - 1pm
  • Tuesday: 9 - 1pm
  • Wednesday: 4pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 1pm
  • Sunday: 4pm - 8pm

The Sacrament of Confession is available before and after every Mass, and at other times by arrangement.


Mass Times

Sunday Mass: 6pm, upstairs in the Centre.

Wednesday Mass: 6pm in the Centre, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Thursday Mass: 1pm in the Centre.

Confessions: before and after every Mass, and at other times by appointment. Ask the Chaplain for more details.


Contact Details

Telephone number: 01603 592168

Please contact Fr Andrew with any queries or for further information.

In an emergency out of centre opening hours, please ring St John's Cathedral on 01603 624615.


CathSoc is the society of students who make up the Catholic Community. They are engaged in all aspects of chaplaincy, from Mass preparation to social events, from faith discussion to outreach. The CathSoc Committee meets two or three times per term to plan activities. To make contact, e-mail the President, Lara Dela Cruz – L.Dela-Cruz@uea.ac.uk.  The best way to stay in touch with CathSoc is via the CathSoc Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ueacatholicsociety/

Useful links

CES Catholic Education Service

CES eteach Catholic teaching vacancies

Diocese of East Anglia Our local Diocese

National Office for Vocations

Sacred Space, daily prayer on-line

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich (www.sjbcathedral.org.uk)

UEA University of East Anglia

The Vatican

Student Union Societies