Depicting Fr Rod Jones, chaplain to Sussex University
Fr Rod Jones

Fr Rod Jones is the Catholic Chaplain to Sussex University. He is based at the Meeting House on campus and in Howard House, opposite Falmer Station. He is a monk of Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastic community based 40 minutes North of Brighton. Fr Rod was once an architecture student at Brighton University, and it was through the Chaplaincy that he discovered his monastic call. He loves Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club so is thrilled to be working a stone’s throw from the stadium!

Claire O’Sullivan

Claire O’Sullivan is the Catholic Chaplain/Faith and Spirituality Adviser to Brighton University, and can usually be found in room 17 of Manor House on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (now sadly not until 2021.) She is a wife and mum, and a member of the Wellspring community, a Private Lay Association of the Faithful committed to daily prayer, sharing life, and living the Gospel. She is a practising iconographer and loves to be creative.

Neil Connolly

Neil Connolly is also a member of the Wellspring Community, and is based at St Joseph’s parish in central Brighton where there is a vibrant community of students and young adults. He has previously worked as a PE teacher and loves to talk about anything sporty… he even has tried his hand at ballroom dancing!