Photo: Parish website photo gallery
The talk at Durham last night was well attended and I enjoyed both the question session and the informal gathering afterwards. As at both Oxford and St Andrews, there was a good number of interested students who are committed to their faith and will, I am sure, take an active part in the life of the Church in whatever turns out to be their future path in life. I find these visits to university Catholic societies very encouraging.
At Durham, the chaplaincy is based at St Cuthbert's, one of the parish Churches. During term time, the evening Mass on Sunday is particularly for the students. The Church was impressively full. St Cuthbert's was built just before the 1829 Catholic Emancipation Act and is from that period when Churches were a little more discreet in external appearance.