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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies


HE Cardinal Walter Kasper, former-President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

“As Patron of the CCS, I am delighted by how much has already been achieved but of course, we cannot rest on our laurels. These are times of challenge as well as opportunity and there is still considerably more that needs to be done if these achievements are to be stabilised into the future. I wholeheartedly commend Durham University, the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, and all the religious orders, partner organisations, staff, students, friends, and individual donors for your crucial support for the CCS and I pray that through your commitment, generosity, and vision, the potential of the CCS will be fulfilled, giving it the stability and permanence it requires in service of Catholic mission in the UK.”

HE Cardinal Walter Kasper, former-President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Prof Paul D. Murray

“The CCS recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary, and we recognise that this landmark has only been made possible through partnership with many different organisations and individuals. We are deeply thankful for this active partnership, which has turned vision into reality. Looking to the next 10 years, the challenge is to give permanence and stability to this achievement. Together we have an opportunity to establish something of lasting significance as a world-leading centre for research and teaching in Catholic theology and Catholic studies in the public academy. This will only be realised with your continued support and that of others of like-minded vision. Below we detail development priorities for the next 10 years and beyond. We invite you to share with us further in this vital mission.”

Prof Paul D. Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology and Founding Dean-Director of the CCS

Development Priorities

Donations and Partnerships

You can make a donation online here (from the UK/EU) or here (from the US) or send a cheque made payable to Durham University to the CCS Development Office.

To discuss more substantial partnership opportunities, many of which attract generous matched-funding from the University and other benefactors, please contact the CCS Development Director, Tim Guinan, for a conversation.

Thank you for your support!

CCS Development Office

c/o Tim Guinan | Department of Theology and Religion | Durham University | Palace Green | Durham | DH1 3RS | UK

Email: | Tel.: +44 (0) 191 33 46470 | Mobile: +44 (0) 7771 500 808

Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University

“The North East is the historic cradle of Christianity in England. As such, Durham University provides a natural home for the Centre for Catholic Studies; one that builds on the global reputation of our Department of Theology and Religion* and is further bolstered by the interdisciplinary approach of colleagues in numerous other departments. Both in this region and in collaboration with our many national and international partners, the CCS provides a unique hub for the exploration of Catholic theology and practice together with wider Catholic intellectual and cultural traditions. It will, I am sure, continue to make a significant contribution to religious learning across the world. I ask our donors and friends, old and new, to join with Durham University in generously supporting this vital work in the spirit of partnership that has already achieved so much.”

Professor Stuart Corbridge Vice-Chancellor and Warden Durham University

Friends, Benefactors and Partners of the Centre for Catholic Studies

Catholic Historical Society of Ireland

And Generous Individuals of Vision

Donate Now

Why not show your support for the future development of the Centre for Catholic Studies by making a donation? 

Partner with the CCS

To discuss partnership opportunities, please contact Tim Guinan for a conversation.