The Catholic Church was founded 2,000 years ago when Jesus Christ called together the community of the Apostles, with St. Peter as their head. Today, the Catholic Church is spread throughout the world, and includes all those Christians who are in full communion with the Bishop of Rome (the Pope), who Catholics see as the successor of St. Peter. The Faith is based around the seven sacraments with the Mass (Eucharist) understood as the summit and source of the Christian life.


Fr. Michael Wheaton is the Catholic University Chaplain and the Priest in Charge of Crediton Parish. He says three Masses a week at the Chaplaincy and loves to read, work on the garden and cook for the community in his spare time. Donna Cooper is Fr. Michael's Assistant. She is the sacristan, organises the liturgy at Mass and sends out the weekly student email.

Fr Michael Wheaton

Catholic Chaplain

Boniface House
Glenthorne Road
Exeter EX4 4QU

Phone: +44 (0) 1392 271191

Students' Guild Society

The Catholic Society provides an open and welcoming environment for students to discover more about the Catholic Faith. It does not matter if you've been going to church for years or if your only experience of Catholicism comes from the Da Vinci Code - we're here for you. We have a dedicated building just on the edge of campus so do pop in for one of our regular events to find out more. For more details please check our Facebook, blog, website or Twitter feed.

Facebook: Exeter Catholic Chaplaincy 


Twitter: @exetercatholic



In the Community

On Campus

The Catholic Chaplaincy, located in Glenthorne Road, has excellent facilities including a chapel, fully licensed bar, meeting rooms, library and extensive landscaped gardens with BBQ area. 

Sunday Mass is at 11.30am followed by lunch. Meetings happen throughout the week offering opportunities for prayer, study, and socialising. On Thursdays, the 7.30pm Mass is usually followed by a talk from a well-known Catholic figure, or a social evening organised by the Catholic Society.

Further information: or see the CathSoc Facebook page.

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