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Kat Moynihan

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CathSoc (Catholic Society)

What We Do

Welcome to CathSoc, the University of Bath's Catholic Society.


We are a group of friendly students who meet every week to socialise, discuss issues and ideas, as well as worship together. CathSoc is open for everyone to join, whether you are Catholic, interested in our faith, or want a friendly group of people to socialise with!


Join us every Sunday, during term time, at 12:30 to celebrate Holy Mass with Father Bill OSM, at the ECC.


We have weekly Thursday events which start at 18:00 at the ECC on campus or the CCC in town. In these meetings, we can have Taizé prayer, reflection sessions, film nights, games... Each semester we also hold a retreat, to give everyone a time to relax and recharge body, mind and faith. Check out our event list below and join our Facebook group for information on what's planned for the week.


If you would like to contact us, please feel free ask in our Facebook group or email us at


For pastoral matters and guidance about the Catholic faith ask our awsome Catholic Chaplain Father Bill! He will be happy to make an appointment to meet you as and when convenient.


Don't forget to also become a CathSoc member!! It's only 5 pounds; and your contribution will entitle you to special discounts as well as helping us to pay for the events to get things going.


We look forward to meeting you all during the Freshers' Week!

Join Us

CathSoc is an vibrant society open to everyone, whether you are Catholic, or want to join a group of friendly people to socialise with!


Check out our gallery to see a few pictures from previous CathSoc events and get an idea of what you can be a part of!

Why to become a member:

- You get member discounts on ticketed events!

- A chance to buy our personalised CathSoc hoodie with your name printed on it!

- Your contribution will support the society to organize events!

You can see some of members showing their hoodies off!


Become a Member
  • CathSoc Standard Membership£5.00
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CathSoc Year 2016-17



Weekly events:



Every Sunday (12:30, in the ECC. From September the 25th) - Holy Mass


Every Thursday (in the ECC) - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (at 18:00) + Meeting Night! (at 18:30) - These might be discussions about Faith or themes of interest or social events (like film nights, Quizzes, games...)! Pizzas afterwards? - Check out the Facebook group!


Every Monday (18:15, in the ECC as announced) - Lectio Divina. Come and Find out what it is all about.


Every Friday (13:20, at the ECC) - Rosary for Peace




Forthcoming events



April 4 - Malaysian Night!


April 27 - South African BBQ!


May 4 - Summer Reception (date to be confirmed)


June 6-14 - Trip to Paris!




Recent events:



March 30 - French Night!


March 16 - Irish Night! (CCC 19:00)


March 18 - One-day Retreat! (Downside Abbey 09:00-18:00)


March 19 - The 33rd international Holy Mass (ECC 13:20)


March 9 - Revive! (Bath Uni CathSoc meets Bath Spa at 18:30)


March 4 - Ceilidh!!! - Claverton Down Community Hall, at 18:30


February 28 - Pancake Tuesday!! (in the CCC at 19:00)


February 9 - Chinese New Year's Meal in the CCC.


November 24 (Meeting point: 18:30 at the bus stop on campus) - Glowing Mini-golf!


November 17 (in the ECC) - Taizé Prayer by Candelight - This beautiful experience of prayer in word and song by candlelight in the ecumenical spirit of Taizé takes place with Cathsoc together with other Catholics and all ecumenical friends among the students and Staff in Bath. If interested in future occasions,
please tell Father Bill, O.S.M.


October 31, Our Holy Father Pope Francis calls for prayers for Syria. Father Bill invites us to try to join others across the world, Catholics and Christians from other traditions who are urged by our Holy Father Pope Francis to hold vigils on the Vigil of All Saints – ‘Hallowe’en’ 31 October as part of a global day of prayer for peace at 6.15pm - 7pm in the ECC


4th-6th November (At Nympsfield Convent) - CathSoc Retreat! - Only an hour away and transport provided.


Sunday 23rd October Holy Mass in the ECC followed by the annual launch of SVPSoc with a free Buffet Lunch given by the local ‘Conference’. Come and hear about this great work started by a French student in the 19th Century!


Tuesday 25th October (17:30 at Bath Recreational Ground) - We will go together to the 50th Anniversary Rugby Game. 


Sunday 25th September (12:30, at the ECC) - Welcome Holy Mass for Returners, Freshers and Parents


Thursday 29th September (8:00-10:00am, at the ECC) - Big Breakfast!


Thursday 29th September (11:00-16:00, on the Parade) - CathSoc Stand at the Activities Fair. Come and meet us!!


Sunday 2nd October (After Holy Mass, in the ECC) - Bring & Share!


Monday 3rd October (15:00-19:00, in Founders hall) - CathSoc Stand at the SU Societies Fair. Help promote CathSoc!


Thursday 6th October (18:00, Prayer corner of the ECC) - Adoration of Blessed Sacrament - Prayer & Praise


Thursday 6th October (18:30, in the ECC) - First CathSoc meeting to get to know each other.


Saturday 8th October (11:00-13:30, in the ECC) - New Ministers! - Preparation of ministries with Father Bill + Hot lunch provided (please request in advance)


Thursday 13th October (18.00, at the ECC) - 1st Social!


Friday 14th October (17.00, in the ECC) - Lectio Divina Introduction by Chilean students and Father Bill - a great opportunity to learn about and experience meeting our Lord in the Scriptures!


Sunday 16th October (18.30, at St John the Evangelist Church) - Opening Mass of Academic Year in Town - Followed by buffet and drinks (we need to know that you are coming, please respond to Father Bill ahead of time. Also, there is no Holy Mass in the morning).


Friday 9th December (in the Apostles’ Room of Ss Peter & Paul Church, 19:00-22:00) - Catered Christmas Dinner!


CathSoc Volleyball 2015-2016
3 photos
Updated Thu 01 Sep 2016
CaSSU 2016 Autumn Retreat
36 photos
Updated Mon 21 Nov 2016
CathSoc Retreat - Nympsfield, November 2016
26 photos
Updated Mon 07 Nov 2016
Chinese New Year Night 2017
3 photos
Updated Tue 28 Feb 2017
Swansea CaSSU Retreat 2017
22 photos
Updated Thu 02 Mar 2017
Glowing Minigolf - November 2016
17 photos
Updated Tue 29 Nov 2016
Italian Pasta Night 2016
1 photo
Updated Fri 02 Dec 2016
French Night (2017)
5 photos
Updated Mon 03 Apr 2017
Flame 2017 at London Wembley Arena
4 photos
Updated Mon 13 Mar 2017
Christmas Dinner 2015
5 photos
Updated Tue 12 Apr 2016
Irish Night 2017
1 photo
Updated Thu 16 Mar 2017

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