I was born in Guildford, and have a background in music and research, bridging arts and sciences. As organist of St. Dominic's Priory in London, I felt God calling to me the Dominican Order (Friars Preachers), and have now been in Newcastle for nearly two years. I live St. Dominic's Priory in New Bridge Street, near Quaypoint and the Ouseburn arts quarter.
For me, being a chaplain is being someone ‘outside the system’ who can help people reconnect – with themselves, with each other, and with the university and this great city. My passion is preaching God's transforming love through creating spiritual art and social projects: I founded and direct the Cosmos dance project, and am in collaboration with the North-East based Eliot Smith Dance Company. I also have a research project on contemporary spiritualities, cosmology and the arts, and am keen to promote learning and teaching as seeking after truth.
Remember that as a university chaplain I'm there for all students and staff at Newcastle and Northumbria universities, not just Catholics. So whoever you are, drop me an email or text, or catch me on my way around the campuses. I look forward to meeting you.