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Chaplaincy

Manchester Metropolitan University Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

 

The Multi-faith chaplaincy at the University is a dedicated team of chaplains from different faith communities who work across the Manchester Universities. We are part of the student support services offering support to students of faith and none. There are a number of reasons students access our service – to discuss the bigger questions in life, to be a listening ear when life is challenging, to advocate for them, for help in deepening their faith and to ask us to advocate for them. We also work closely with student faith societies and University staff. If you would like to speak to a chaplain please contact them using the details below.

 

Chaplaincies and Prayer Rooms

 

St Peter’s House Chaplaincy 

 

St Peter’s House is the Christian Chaplaincy to the Manchester Universities and RNCM. We also operate Milk and Honey café, a non-profit community café run by volunteers. Everything we do at St Peter’s House is because of who we are and what we believe. The themes of CURISITY, ENCOUNTER and GIFT run through it all. St Peter’s House is a safe and inclusive space for LGBT+ people of faith.

 

office@stpeters.org.uk, 0161 275 2894, stpeters.org.uk

 

www.milkandhoneycafe.org

 

Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy

 

 

The Catholic Chaplaincy is an oasis on the pilgrimage of life, where we make friends, build community, and find accompaniment & guidance in exploring and deepening our faith, especially through prayer, liturgy & the sacraments, and volunteering to serve others.  We are a thriving community from all over the world. With study space, free food, & free Wi-Fi, consider us to be your family - your home from home while you study.

general.muscc@gmail.com, 0161 273 1456, www.muscc.org

 

Multi-Faith Quiet Space

 

St Peter’s House Chaplaincy

 

Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm

 

Please note this room is sometimes booked for lunchtime events.

 

Muslim Prayer Rooms

 

Cavendish North Building, Ground Floor

 

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm

Saturday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

 

 

 

Chaplains

 

Multi-faith Chaplaincy Co-ordinator

 adam mmu chaplain

 

Rev Dr Adam Scott‌ 

 

Adam is interested in the ways that faith, spirituality and psychology connect. As well as being a minister he is a chartered psychologist, who studied at the University of Manchester so has first-hand experience of life as a student in this city. He has a passion for community and connecting with people, and is available for students and staff who are facing challenging situations or exploring the life’s deeper questions.

 

Contact details: adam.scott@mmu.ac.uk, 0161 275 2894, www.stpeters.org.uk

 

Buddhist Chaplain

 

There will be a Buddhist chaplain joining us soon.

 

Christian Chaplain

 

Rev Caroline Ryder

A trained counsellor, fitness instructor and yoga teacher, Caroline is well placed to nurture both body and mind. With many years of chaplaincy experience in Universities, she is passionate about holistic wellbeing and supporting people in an academic context

 

Contact details: c.ryder@mmu.ac.uk, 0161 275 2894, stpeters.org.uk

 

 

Revd David Edwards (Cheshire campus)

 

Contact details: d.edwards@mmu.ac.uk  0161 247 3513

 

 

Hindu Chaplain 

 

 

Nidhi Sinha

 

My name is Nidhi Sinha I am British Asian of Indian origin. I am a yoga teacher and mum to my three children. 

 

As a graduate myself I understand the challenges of student life. I have a special concern for Asian students especially given the cultural pressures in the Hindu community. 

 

I come from a family that have been very involved in civic and community life in Manchester. I am presently involved in a number of community organisations that seek to make a positive difference in society. I believe passionately that each of us can contribute positively to enhance our common life and celebrate our cultural diversity in modern Britain. 

 

As a new Chaplain to the Hindu students on campus I will do my best to offer pastoral support to assist students and colleagues to fulfil their potential. 

 

Contact details: office@stpeters.org.uk, 0161 275 2894

 

Jewish Chaplains 

 

 

Rabbi Danny Bergson

 

Danny is the Chaplain to the Jewish Students in the Manchester Region.

He is part of the Multi Faith team at the Universities and is very interested in interfaith work.

 

Danny has been a Congregational Rabbi since 2009 first in Glasgow and then London and is currently Rabbi at the St Annes Hebrew Congregation. He hopes to bring his pastoral experience into his work with students.

 

Danny holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and so is particularly delighted to be able to give back to students providing them opportunities to connect and explore their identity as well as supporting students through any challenges whilst at University

 

Danny is also a passionate musician, singing and playing guitar.

 

Contact details:  rabbidanny@mychaplaincy.co.uk  07917 548 386

 

 

 

 

Rabbi Eli Simon

 

Rabbi Eli directs the Manchester branch of Chabad on Campus international. He lives with his family in Fallowfield and has a open home where students and faculty enjoy home cooked meals, community and camaraderie. Rabbi Eli has extensive experience in designing and implementing Jewish educational experiences. He also lectures on many Torah topics in his unique and engaging style. Rabbi Eli is available for students and staff for personal consultations or just for a coffee & chat. 

 

Contact details: rabbi@muchabad.org, 07813 564564, www.chabad.org

 

Muslim Chaplain

 

Mohammed Ullah

 

Contact details: m.ullah@mmu.ac.uk, 0161 247 3501

 

 

Roman Catholic Chaplain 

 

 

Fr Peter Scally SJ

 

Peter is the Lead Chaplain at the Catholic Chaplaincy in Avila House and Holy Name Church on Oxford Road.  He studied Philosophy & Politics at Sheffield University before joining the Jesuits and doing further studies at the Milltown Institute, Dublin, and Heythrop College, London.   He spent a number of years developing online ministries such as Sacred Space, Pray-as-you-go and Thinking Faith and was a parish priest in Edinburgh for eight years before coming to Manchester.  He enjoys fishing and music and is currently trying to learn the uilleann pipes.

 

Contact details:  pscallysj@jesuit.org.uk,  0161 273 1456     www.muscc.org

 

Sikh Chaplain

 

There will be a Sikh chaplain joining us soon.

 

Contact details: office@stpeters.org.uk, 0161 275 2894

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