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Multi-faith Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The Chaplains work with colleagues in Student Support and Wellbeing to help students make the most of their time at University. In particular we support students with religious or cultural concerns as well as those who are feeling isolated or anxious. We have worked with students to arrange interfaith conversations, social justice activities and visits to places of worship.

In Semester 1 2020 we won't be offering drop in access to our building and all prayer facilities will be closed. The Chaplains are still here for you, if you need to speak with a person of a faith we don't have on the staff we have community links with members of many faiths. Email us and we'll be happy to arrange to talk with you. Certain activities will be running on a bookable basis, for up to date details have a look on CANVAS, Facebook or on this page

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

Meet the Chaplains:

Rev Sarah Schofield

Lead Chaplain

Email Sarah

Mr Abdul Hameed

Mr Abdul Hameed

Abdul joined the team of Chaplains in 2005, and is a Muslim Imam. Abdul trained in Pakistan, and has completed further studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He brings an important Islamic presence to the team.

Email Abdul

Fr Mark Crisp

Fr 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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Email Mark

Giani Shyam Singh

Giani Shyam Singh

Brings to the team over 24 years experience of being a Sikh priest, both in India and now at the Ramgharia Board Sikh Temple in Wolverhampton.  He also works as the Sikh Chaplain at New Cross Hospital.

Email Shyam

In addition Rabbi Cohen, based at the University of Birmingham, is able to offer support to Jewish students at all West Midlands universities (Email Rabbi Cohen) and Rev Debbie Loughran, offers Chaplaincy support at Telford. For a conversation with Debbie email 

Places of Worship:

Campus Prayer and Quiet Rooms

We are sorry to inform you that all prayer spaces across the University of Wolverhampton will remain closed until January 2021.  The aim is to help manage the risks to students/staff members health from Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Chaplaincy is able to help you discover ways of praying from your accommodation or learn about local places.  Many faith communities are gathering online. 

St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton is open daily for private prayer.

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) although currently closed, is situated between the Housman Building (MX).

If you would like to see a Chaplain then please telephone The Chaplaincy Team on 01902 322903 or email.  All Chaplains are working from home, your call may go to voicemail but we will reply.  We are unable to provide a crisis service.

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

The Chaplaincy

University of Wolverhampton
MP Building
Molineux Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DT

Tel: (01902) 32 2903
Email: chaplaincyenquiries@wlv.ac.uk
or: SSW@wlv.ac.uk

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