MEET THE CHAPLAINS
Fr Paul Keane
M. 01223 742192
I am a priest of the Diocese of Brentwood (Essex and East London) and have been the Catholic Chaplain to the University of Cambridge since 2022. Born and raised in London, I read History at Peterhouse, and trained for the priesthood in Rome at the Venerable English College. Having been a curate, a parish priest, and vice-rector of a seminary, it is a privilege to be the chaplain and live at Fisher House. I look forward to meeting you!
Sr Ann Swailes op
M. 07553 892943
I grew up in rural Devon and I read English and Theology at Oxford, where I was received into the Catholic Church. I entered the Dominican Order in 2003, and currently live in a small community of sisters based in the Huntingdon Road. I have recently completed a PhD at Clare College, investigating the relationship between the mystery of suffering and our understanding of the nature of the Church, and this year I shall be combining my ministry at Fisher House with teaching ecclesiology and ecumenism at Blackfriars, Oxford. In my (occasional) spare time, I enjoy choral singing, swimming, reading and writing poetry (good and bad respectively!) and cooking and eating international food.
Fr Albert Robertson op
I was born in Surrey and went to university in London and Oxford. After a period of time preparing for Anglican ministry, I became a Catholic and, a couple of years later, entered the Order of Preachers.
I studied at Blackfriars, the Dominican study house in Oxford. After ordination to the priesthood I spent time as a university chaplain at the University of Edinburgh, assigned to the Dominican community there.
I am a seminarian of the Diocese of Paris (France), spending a year at Fisher House to help to spread the Gospel.
I started my priestly formation in 2016, after (rather short) scientific studies. I enjoy all kinds of theology, which has led me to appreciate modern philosophy and litterature. My hobbies include music and sport.
Thank you for your patience with my French accent. I look forward to meeting you!