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Memorial Chapel imageUniversity of Glasgow Interfaith Chaplaincy
West Quadrangle
The University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5419
Email: chaplaincy@glasgow.ac.uk

Chaplaincy Staff

Chaplain to the University
Reverend Dr. Carolyn Kelly
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 4160
Email: Chaplain@glasgow.ac.uk

Carolyn has recently been appointed Chaplain to the University, having arrived from New Zealand, where she led the chaplaincy team at the University of Auckland and was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. Her academic studies have included geography, literature, and divinity in which she completed a PhD at the University of Aberdeen. With three children now grown and spread across the world, she lives with her husband in Glasgow and is looking forward to exploring the crannies of this city and the wild places beyond.

Chaplaincy Secretary
Mrs Joan Keenan
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5419
Email: joan.keenan@glasgow.ac.uk

Life Events Team (Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Baptisms, Funerals and Memorial Services)
Dr Rebecca Robinson and Mrs Carol Wallace
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 1888
Email:life-events@glasgow.ac.uk

 

Honorary Chaplaincy Staff


Honorary Anglican/Episcopalian Chaplain
Reverend Doctor Kevin Francis
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 334 1401
Email: anglicans@glasgow.ac.uk
Website: https://guanglicans.wordpress.com

Kevin is a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and Rector of St Bride’s, Hyndland; formerly taught Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences and was Academic Coordinator for the Access programme in the Centre for Open Studies.

 


Honorary Church of Scotland 
Chaplain 
Reverend Dr Roger Sturrock
Email: Churchofscotland@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone:+44 (0) 141 339 0454

Roger Sturrock has held the McLeod/Arthritis and Rheumatism Council Chair of Rheumatology since 1990. Upon retirement, he obtained a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Glasgow and was ordained in June of 2014. He is currently assistant minister in the Wellington Church which hopes to serve as the Church of Scotland Chaplaincy for the University of Glasgow, working with students in a variety of ways, and assisting in the development of provision for them.

 


Honorary Assistant Church of Scotland 
Chaplain 
Reverend Elizabeth Johnson Blythe
Email:Churchofscotland-2@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone: 07885536984

Liz grew up in Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin.  After University Liz worked for two years before attending Princeton Theological Seminary where she earned a Masters of Divinity.  After graduation, Liz was minister of two churches (in Baltimore, MD then Morris Plains, NJ) before moving with her family to Glasgow. Currently, Liz is locum minister at Wellington Church where she works in the local primary and high schools and with University students.


Honorary Hindu Chaplain
Mr. Srihari Vallabhajousula
Mobile: +44 (0) 7801656731
Email: hindus@glasgow.ac.uk

Srihari volunteers as a priest at the Hindu Temple of Scotland and works as a surgeon in the NHS. He loves to cycle to raise funds for local charitable causes. Srihari is delighted to be part of the Interfaith Chaplaincy team and serves people of all faiths or none.

 


Honorary Humanist Chaplain
Mandy Evans-Ewing
Mobile: +44 (0) 783 636 6291
Email: humanists@glasgow.ac.uk

Honorary Chaplain to the University since 2005 offering pastoral care and support to the whole university community from a Humanist perspective. Humanist Society Scotland Celebrant for over 19 years. Mandy has a background and wide experience in Social Work; Personal, Group, Organisational and Community Development; the Arts; promoting Equality, Diversity and Interfaith relations; and Environmental Activism.

 


Honorary Jewish Chaplains
Rabbi Aharon Lemberger
Email: jewishchaplain@glasgow.ac.uk 
Mobile: +44(0) 07791 292 790

Hodaya Lemberger
Email:  Jewishchaplain-2@glasgow.ac.uk
Mobile: +44(0) 07817 250 732

Hodaya and Rabbi Aharon both grew up in Israel. After her national service volunteering in high schools, Hodaya, studied Psychology and Communications at University where she qualified as a teacher for children with special needs. Prior to embarking on a law degree, Rabbi Aharon completed his draft and national service, after which he spent time studying in seminary towards his rabbinic ordination, then going on to practising law at Israel's Ministry of Justice. Throughout this time the Lembergers have been involved in community building and informal education.
Hodaya and Aharon now live in Scotland and have three children. They are excited to meet and get to know Scotland's Jewish Students and hear their thoughts on Judaism and Jewish identity over some kosher food!

 


Honorary LGBTQ+ Chaplain
Rev Linda Haggerstone
Mobile : +44 (0) 07585 852 627
Email : lgbtqplus-chaplain@glasgow.ac.uk

I‘m part of the LGBTQ+ community and a person of faith. I usually describe myself as a Christo-Pagan Druid, but my faith lies beyond such specific boundaries, being intersectional, open-hearted and inclusive in both focus and character. I hope to lead by example whenever possible and provide a visible presence for others in my community.


Honorary Muslim Chaplain
Shoket Aksi
Mobile: +44 (0) 788 622 1334
Email: muslimchaplain@glasgow.ac.uk

Shoket is a Youth worker, concentrating on young offenders. Shoket’s studies took him to Saudi Arabia, France and the UK.


Honorary Roman Catholic Chaplain
Father Ross Campbell
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 339 4315
Email: RCchaplaincy@glasgow.ac.uk 
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/catholicchaplaincy

Fr Ross is a Priest of the Archdiocese of Glasgow; he was Ordained in 2010 and has served as Parish Priest of Turnbull Hall and Honorary Roman Catholic Chaplain to the University of Glasgow since 2014. Fr Ross is an alumnus of the University.


Honorary Sikh Chaplain
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar
Mobile: +44 (0) 141 330 5419
Email: Sikhchaplain@glasgow.ac.uk

Ravinder Kaur Nijjar is the Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network, member of RfP International Women’s Coordinating Committee for the Global Women of Faith Network. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, Patron of Alma Royalton Kisch Inter Faith Youth Trust (London) and member of Scottish Religious Leaders Forum and Interfaith Scotland. She is an experienced educationalist who has taught in the primary and secondary sector for thirty-two years and has worked in the interfaith field for over twenty-five years. 

Chapel Music Staff

Director of Chapel Music
Dr. Katy Cooper
Email: kathryn.cooper@glasgow.ac.uk

University Organist
Dr. Kevin Bowyer
Email: kevin.bowyer@glasgow.ac.uk

Music Development Officer
Mrs. Anne Cumberland
Email: anne.cumberland@glasgow.ac.uk
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/musicintheuniversity 

 

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