There are two chaplains at Newman House, who work on campus at the University

Fr Kensy Joseph SJ

Fr Kensy is a Jesuit priest. He has previously worked in education and school and university chaplaincy. In a previous life he was a consultant and a finance analyst. His interests and hobbies include theology, philosophy and science; theology and film; science fiction; chess and anime.



Sr Dr Una Coogan, IBVM


Sr Una is a religious sister, a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commonly known as Loreto Sisters. She has worked in school chaplaincy, retreat centres and spirituality. She has an interest in sport and cinema and is always looking for ways to combine theology and film as a way of expressing faith.

Sr Una is normally the resident chaplain at Newman House. She is on sabbatical till June 2020.


University of Birmingham Catholic Chaplaincy