Catholic Chaplain

John McCarthy is the full time Catholic Chaplain to the University.

He can be contacted at

Land Line: 01483 571091

Mobile: 07870 277743

  John McCarthy

Being Catholic at Surrey

Welcome to Surrey’s Catholic Chaplaincy pages.  This is just a quick note to introduce myself to you. I am available on Campus throughout the week to talk, to help, and to support, laugh, cry etc. Just give me a call or drop by the office and I will do my best to help….

I have been at the University of Surrey since 2002. Previously I worked in FE Chaplaincy in Bristol, but I have been involved in Roman Catholic parishes and communities all my life. I also have many years of experience in retail management.

If you are a Catholic and would like to know about our meetings, Masses, and social activities, please contact me by email at: and I will put you on the mailing list.

If you would like to meet up to talk, please call me on 07870 277743 and we can arrange a time.  I look forward to meeting with you.

I am passionate about supporting the Catholic Community at the University of Surrey and beyond, and about exploring the possibilities of dialogue with other Christian communities and with those of other faiths. I was one of the originators of the project for a Multi Faith Centre (MFC) at the University of Surrey, this project is now being perused with a view to providing a Chaplaincy Centre for the University in the near future.

I am always ready to offer support to anyone in difficulty, whether these be with regard to work, personal issues or studies, regardless of your beliefs.

I am always happy to meet up for a chat, so please do not hesitate to contact me. I hope to meet you soon and to get to know you.

To find out more just click the link below and go to the full Catholic Chaplaincy website,

God bless


John McCarthy
Roman Catholic Chaplain

 In 2012 the Catholic Association University of Surrey (CAUS) was founded; this is a student association and is independent of the Student Union. You can find it through Facebook and Twitter.

For more information visit Catholic Chaplaincy of St Thomas More pages.