Meet the Team


Fr Philip is the Catholic Chaplain at the University of Lancaster and Parish Priest of St Joseph's Church in Lancaster. After completing his doctorate in History at St Andrews in Scotland, Fr Philip began his formation for the priesthood, undertook further studies at Durham University. Prior to moving to Lancaster, Fr Philip was the Chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Service at Castlerigg Manor.


Ruth is the Associate lay Catholic Chaplain at the University of Lancaster. She is a graduate from the University of Wales, a Catholic writer, and has worked for several years in youth ministry. In her spare time she enjoys fell walking, travelling and a good book!

Clerin is the Catholic Chaplain intern, resident in the Catholic Flat. Clerin is studying medicine and hopes to become a doctor.