Catholic Chaplain to the University of Nottingham
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Father Jonathan was born and brought up in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Educated in Derbyshire and the West Country. He trained for Hotel Management in Norwich. He was received into the Catholic Church at Downside Abbey, whilst away at school in Bath. He spent the majority of his professional life managing luxury hotels across the world. After returning to the Anglican church, he became an Anglican Monk with The Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Returning to the Catholic Church, he continued his studies in Theology at Nottingham University before training for the Diocesan Priesthood, firstly at The Royal English College in Valladolid, Northern Spain and then at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome. He was ordained to the Deaconate in Rome, in the Basilica of St. Paul’s outside the Walls by the former Head of the Papal Household, Cardinal James Harvey in June 2014. Fr. Jonathan was ordained to the Priesthood in July 2015 by Bishop Patrick McKinney in the Catholic Cathedral of St. Barnabas, Nottingham and it is at the Cathedral and in the parish of St. Augustine’s Woodborough Road that Fr. Jonathan has ministered as a priest before joining the Chaplaincy team in January 2017, as the Catholic Chaplain. In addition he is the Private Secretary to the Bishop of Nottingham. Fr Jonathan is a people’s person, with a keen sense of humour and love of life. He enjoys offering and receiving hospitality in all its many forms. In his spare time, he likes reading, foreign travel, music, cinema and the theatre as well as hill walking and skiing.