A warm welcome to all new and returning students! Fr Andrew Downie is now Catholic Chaplain to Durham University in succession to fr. Ben.
Fr Andrew is a native of Sunderland; he studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and later qualified as a solicitor. He trained for the priesthood at the Venerable English College, Rome, where he gained a Licence in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Ordained priest in 2002. Fr Andrew has also been Chaplain at the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria before.