FINISHING touches are now being added to the new Catholic chaplaincy al Manchester University, which will be officially opened in January by Bishop Holland of Salford.
Archbishop Beck of Liverpool, whose support, when he was himself Bishop of Salford, did so much to make the building possible, will also be present. The pattern of the £120,000 building, designed by a Manchester lira of architects, Mather and Nutter. and built by Poehin (Contractors), of Middlewich, Cheshire, may influence chaplaincies hcing built for Birmingham and Liverpool Universities.
Fr. Benjamin Win te rho rsa. Si., the new chaplain, said this week: "The chaplaincy has a unique function in the life of the University. II is not just. as many people think, a sort of religious cum social cumwelf a re organisation for students, though it is that among other things.
"It enriches both the life of the student and the life of the university, and to fulfil its function if must have a building designed for its purpose."