Multi-faith Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The University Chaplaincy supports the spiritual, cultural and pastoral needs of students and staff. Online and in person we meet with people for one to one support, host events to build understanding between communities and develop friendships, and offer advice and training in relation to religion and faith. Our Chaplaincy centre on Molineux Street offers hospitality to everyone, of all faiths and none, who simply want to drop in and have a chat or find a quiet place amidst a busy university. There is a lounge, kitchen and meeting room bookable for events that are in accordance with the ethos of the Chaplaincy and the University, student bookings are given priority. 

We also offer private and confidential conversations and support online, and over the phone. Chaplains attend events in churches, mosques, gurdwaras and other community venues. We announce these visits as and when they are due to occur.

Also, check out what Student Faith Societies are currently running via the Students' Union. 



Meet the Chaplains:

Rev Sarah Schofield Lead Chaplain profile picture

Rev Sarah Schofield

Chaplain Sarah was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1997. After working in parish churches in Manchester and Wolverhampton she joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2018 as Lead Chaplain. Her role combines Christian Chaplaincy alongside managing the full team of Chaplaincy staff and activities, she also advises on issues of faith and belief across all areas of the University. As an academic Sarah has specialised in issues of institutional culture especially in relation to women, she is currently working on a book based on her PhD thesis exploring the impact of Church of England's institutional culture on the experience of female clergy. As an Anglican priest she has served on the Church of England's Faith and Order Commission, Archbishops' Council and General Synod, she is currently an Honorary member of Lichfield Cathedral's College of Canons and Assistant Area Dean for Wolverhampton. Sarah, and all her colleagues are happy to work with students and staff of all faiths and none and welcome opportunities to discuss how the Chaplaincy might engage with the wider university and local faith communities. 

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Fr Mark Crisp

Mgr Mark Crisp

Is the Roman Catholic Priest at St Peter and St Paul's in Wolverhampton.  Born and bred in Birmingham, he has lived in Rome, South Yorkshire and London occupying himself in a variety of activities, studying, gardening, nursing, singing and playing musical instruments.  He was until recently Rector of Oscott College.

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Giani Shyam Singh

Giani Shyam Singh

Chaplain Shyam brings to the team over three decades of experience as a Sikh Granthi, both in India and Wolverhampton Gurdwaras. He is a specialist in reading the handwritten Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.  Alongside his work in Higher Education Giani Shyam works a Sikh Chaplain at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Walsall Health Care Trust and Children Hospital Birmingham.

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Mohammad Asad

Imam Mohammad Asad 

Imam Mohammad Asad is an Imam, Scholar and Minister of Religion. He is a Hafidh (memorised the Qur’an). The Imam/Lecturer at Birmingham Central Mosque. An executive member of Association of Muslim Schools, the national Coordinator for Association of Muslim Supplementary Schools, a school inspector and a member of various interfaith groups/projects.

On the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, he was honoured with an MBE in recognition of his services to Charitable Fundraising and to the NHS during Covid -19.

He is a member of the Birmingham Faith Leaders Group. He successfully gained his NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders). He has been a senior leader in an Independent faith school for over 15 years.

He delivers training for teachers on many different topics. He is a Muslim Chaplain for UHB, SWBH and BCH NHS Trust hospitals. He is a Muslim Chaplain for West Midlands Police, Fire and Ambulance Service.

He has delivered workshops to health professionals on various topics. He has contributed to various guidance’s for the Muslim communities. He is a member of UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy and Police Chaplaincy UK.

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Places of Worship

Campus Prayer and Quiet Rooms

Rooms for prayer and reflection are available on our campuses. These are referred to by different names but are essentially the same whether a Faith Centre, Multifaith Prayer Room, Reflection Room, or Quiet Room. We strongly encourage you to bring your own prayer mat, Bible or other prayer resource rather than share.

City Campus

  • Students Union 
  • ML Building
  • Chaplaincy MP building


  • Off the main atrium


  • WC Building

Telford and Burton

  • Please contact Chaplaincy for details whilst facilities are under review.


Chaplains frequently attend places of worship in Wolverhampton, please contact the Chaplaincy for details of places of worship that welcome students close to all our campuses.


Why not take a moment to reflect and light a candle?

Take this opportunity to light a candle:

  • in hope for the coming year
  • in gratitude for all that we have
  • for those in need
  • in remembrance of a loved-one
  • for yourself

Contact us:

Complete the SSW Online Contact Form or contact us directly:

The main Chaplaincy building (MP) is situated between the Housman Building (MX).

If you would like to see a Chaplain then please telephone The Chaplaincy Team on 01902 32 2903. Your call may go to voicemail but we will reply.  We are unable to provide a crisis service.

You can also email or contact us through our Facebook page.

The Chaplaincy

University of Wolverhampton
MP Building
Molineux Street

Tel: (01902) 32 2903

Online Contact form