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Welcome to CathSoc!!

CathSoc is the society for Catholic Christians, based at the University of Bristol Catholic Chaplaincy (est. 1964). Through regularly meeting together for Mass, food, teaching and socials, we aim to provide an environment for intellectual and spiritual growth for the community of Catholic students and staff. Whether you're new to the faith, a cradle Catholic, or perhaps non-Catholic and just a bit curious, you can be sure to find a warm welcome.

As well as celebration of the Holy Mass with our Chaplain Fr Rupert, the society organise discussions, debates, talks, (lots of) tea, community, theology, prayer, parties, pastoral support, pub trips, walks, weekends away, trips abroad, film nights, retreats, Christmas carols, charity work, worship, music, meditation, good food and more!

It all happens at 103 Queens Road, Clifton (next to the Students’ Union) - we'd love to see you for some of our weekly events:

  • Saturday and Sunday Holy Mass 6pm
  • Wednesday Holy Mass 1.15pm
  • Thursday Holy Mass 7pm followed by a talk or social event

For many of our members, the Chaplaincy becomes like a second home and family, and we'd really like you to be a part. 


CathSoc Committee 2020/2021:

  • President - Miriam Isaacs
  • Vice President and Inter-Faith- Francesca Joyce
  • Secretary and Equalities - Iona Robinson
  • Treasurer - Aidan McGinnie
  • Social Secs. -  Joanna Antoszkiewicz and Cecil Khayat
  • Liturgy Officer - Samuel Wilson
  • Charity Rep. - Louis Rigaux
  • Music Rep. - Stanislaw Biber


  •  CathSoc is proud to be an extremely international and interdisciplinary society, with members from all walks of life. It is free for anyone to join too, so why not come along?
  • Chaplaincy website:
  • Facebook Group

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.