Chaplains and staff at the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy has a number of full-time and part-time chaplains who have information about religious activities both at the University and beyond. They are prepared to talk things over in a relaxed atmosphere and extend a warm welcome to all regardless of religious belief or background.

To avoid disappointment, it is always advisable to make an appointment.

Full-Time Chaplains | Recognised Chaplains | Administrator

Full-Time Chaplains

 The full-time chaplains are based at St Francis Hall.

Christian chaplains

Jewish chaplain

Recognised Chaplains

The Recognised Chaplains are not based on campus, but meet with students, work with societies and run events at the University.


Dr Phramaha Laow Panyasiri (Maha Laow)
01543 472 315

Christian Orthodox

Fr John Nankivell 
01922 633 451 / 07891 903 518 

Fr Nenad Popovic


Dinesh Chauhan JP
07748 658 502

Jewish Progressive

Rabbi Margaret Jacobi  
0121 634 3888 / 07957 182 998


Rev'd John Evenson 
07941 501 210


Rev'd Karen Webber


Shahin Ashraf


Prof Richard Tuckett


Giani Sukha Singh


For queries about any faiths not listed on this page, please contact us.

Alex Ferranti is the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Administrator. His working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 08:30 until 16:00 and Wednesday and Friday, from 08:30 until 19:00. 

Alex can be contacted by email or by phone (+44 12141 47000). Alternatively, you can pop in to the Chaplaincy and see him during his working hours.

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy has a newsletter. If you would like to be added to the newsletter's distribution list, please make a request with Alex by email.