Residents of Newman Hall live together in community alongside the Oratorian Fathers. It is a home away from home where students learn to live Christian charity in the joys and difficulties of community life. Students are expected to join for community events unless otherwise engaged and share the communal areas e.g. the library and snug with the wider Chaplaincy community.

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A two course meal is provided 6 days a week and the students join the Fathers for a formal meal

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Students join the community for Mass every Sunday and are invited to attend daily Mass and adoration as well as community evangelisation events e.g. Nightfever. Students often take the initiative to pray a rosary together in the evenings.

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Living at Newman Hall

Newman Hall was not founded for financial gain nor even as a philanthrophic enterprize. Newman Hall is a Catholic community at the heart of Cardiff City’s rich and diverse University culture. It is a meeting place for students and academics alongside the Sisters of Nazareth and residents of Nazareth House, whose life we also share.

Newman Hall is also home to the Oratorian community of St. Philip Neri. This community in formation has two principle apostolates: the proclamation of the Word of God and celebration of the Mass as well as the daily opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession; and the pastoral care of the whole Catholic community that gathers for Mass at the University Church at Nazareth House.

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The community at Newman Hall welcomes you into their home at all times to share their library and on Sunday and special feast days to share meals with us in the Refectory