62 Park Place is the main Catholic Chaplaincy at Cardiff University. You can contact us by phone or email; if using the phone, please leave a voicemail as Fr Nicholas’ pastoral responsibilities mean that he is often not able to be at his desk. While we are waiting to have new phone systems put in, email is the most effective way of contacting us at the moment.

Please do not contact the University Chaplaincy for hospital end of life care; Hospitals in Cardiff are managed by a separate chaplaincy which operates a specific protocol for dealing with emergencies. If you have an emergency end of life situation, you should contact the Hospital switchboard directly on 02920 747 747 and ask for the on-duty Catholic chaplain. If the patient is a member of University staff or a student, then please do inform us after the switchboard has been notified.

Catholic Chaplain

Fr Nicholas has general oversight of both the Catholic Chaplaincy at 62 Park Place and Newman Hall; any rental enquiries for the latter should be addressed here.

Tel: 029 2022 8738 (Please leave a voicemail, as Fr Nicholas’ duties means he is seldom at his desk until the new Chaplaincy office is set up)

email: nicholas.williams@rcadc.org


Our bursar is only in the office every other Monday and handles invoices and other financial matters. Any urgent matters should be addressed immediately to the Chaplain, Fr Nicholas.

email: bursar.chaplaincy@rcadc.org

General enquiries & Registration

email: universitychaplaincy@rcadc.org

If you wish to register for free access to the Chaplaincy at 62 Park Place, please provide us with your full name, institution of study (i.e. Cardiff University, Cardiff Met or Welsh College of Music & Drama) and telephone number, or come along to Mass on any day to meet Fr Nicholas or one of the Chaplaincy team. This information will be safeguarded under the terms of GDPR and will only be processed for the purposes of distributing news and reasonable needs to contact you for specific circumstances related to Chaplaincy business.

Find us

The University Catholic Chaplaincy at 62 Park Place is within three minutes walk of Cathays train station, the Students Union and the University main building. The Aquinas Hall can be accessed at the side of #62 either by the lane at the back and side of Park Place or through the ground floor of the Chaplaincy building itself. Newman Hall is six minutes further north of the campus, accessed through the staff car park at Nazareth House.