St. Cuthbert’s Community

Living at St Cuthbert’s this year:

Fr. Liam Kelly is a native of County Galway in the west of Ireland. He joined the Franciscan Order in Dublin and made his novitiate in the Franciscan Friary in Chilworth, Surrey. From there he went to St. Isidore’s Irish Franciscan College in Rome to study Philosophy and Theology. Ordained to the diaconate in Easter 2003 he returned to Dublin studying for an MA in All Hallows College. Since ordination he has lived in Franciscan Communities in Ireland and has worked as a school chaplain in a number of schools including Franciscan College Gormanston and more recently in Marist College, Athlone. His ministry has included Franciscan parish missions and retreats as well as ministry to Franciscans friars in formation both in the novitiate and in post-novitiate communities. This year, Fr Liam is studying for an M.Litt in Durham University’s Department of Theology and Religion.

Fr Jean-Baptist Siboulet says: I am 29, the eldest of 6 children. I am from Nantes, in France.  I am a baby-priest, I was ordained on the 2nd of July. I belong to the Emmanuel Community, a new community which gather priests and laity (including people committed in celibacy). I have come to Durham for a 4-month exchange program, to work especially on Ecumenism. I will go back to Brussels at the end of January to complete my Masters degree in theology. My hobbies are playing the piano and rugby. I am really happy to be here in Durham, I am grateful for your friendly welcome!

Canon Professor Michael Snape is Durham University’s inaugural Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies. He is also an ecumenical lay canon of Durham Cathedral, the convenor of Durham University’s Anglican Studies Research Seminar, the Honorary Secretary of the Church of England Record Society, and the official historian of the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department.

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