Chaplains in Higher Education

University chaplains work with students. And... we work with staff.

In fact, we have a responsibility to engage with the whole of a university: all its members and all its aspects as an institution. This also means we often also deal with people outside the university community but who have an interest or a stake in it.

The co-ordinating chaplains at Newcastle University (Catherine Lack), and at Northumbria University (Andii Bowsher) have the task of helping chaplains more widely (Christian and other faiths) to work together with the universities for the common good. This involves co-ordinating chaplains’ efforts and enabling the university and faith communities to communicate together about matters of common concern. It can mean, therefore, raising issues one with the other. We also do the obvious things like organising prayer, meditation, discussions, lectures, trips away and so forth as well as being available to staff and students and their families for pastoral care and spiritual accompaniment.

 

Newcastle University          
Revd Catherine Lack: 0191 208 6341

Chaplaincy at Newcastle University

Northumbria University
Revd Andii Bowsher:  0191 227 3284

Chaplaincy and Faith advice at Northumbria

 

 

 

 

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