Chaplains can be found in hospitals, prisons, schools, the workplace, shopping centres, the police and the military. Some are paid and many are volunteers; in some places the chaplaincy team is made up of people from different denominations and/or faiths.
The diocese has paid chaplains in universities and for the deaf community, but many more members of churches volunteer as chaplains, contributing to a Christian presence (a pastoral and a praying presence) outside of church buildings.
Chaplains and Missioners have rather different roles. Chaplains are a witness to the gospel, a loving presence, particularly to those with questions, concerns, or needs; Missioners more actively seek to bring the gospel message to others and to help others hear the good news. Both have integrity at the heart of what they do, both roles are in response to the call of God to love as He loves us.
Whilst the role of a chaplain may vary within different contexts, the core of the duties carried out by chaplains remains the same. In essence, our chaplains:
Are independent of the institutions
Take people's beliefs seriously, whatever they may be, to help them on their spiritual journey
Be a source of confidential support and offer a safe space to talk
Organise opportunities for learning and sharing about the Christian faith
Help build community
Promote opportunities for interfaith dialogue and build community cohesion
Refer people to more specialised support when appropriate.
There are chaplains in our universities of Bolton, Manchester and Salford, who assist the 100,000 students and 20,000 staff members. They are helped enormously in our work by colleagues from different Christian denominations, honorary Anglican chaplains and a team of advisers from the other great faiths of the world.
The chaplaincies value diversity and promote respect for different beliefs. They are available to all, both students and staff, regardless of race, belief, religion, gender, disability, marital status, social class, age or sexual preference. The chaplains are there to ensure an Anglican Christian presence across the campuses.
Prison chaplains can be found in institutions across Manchester, working with staff, prisoners and their families to support their pastoral needs in whatever faith they might be. Greeting new arrivals, liaising with multi-disciplinary teams, and visiting prisoners are some of the duties carried out by prison chaplains, who provide a spiritual aspect to life for anyone who wishes to access it.
Since the task of chaplaincy to such large numbers of people is so great, chaplains need the support of local churches to ensure students have access to pastoral support and Christian worship. Whether students live in halls of residence or in private accommodation, local churches have a vital role to play.
If your church wants to know how to reach out to the nearby student population, please don't hesitate to contact your local chaplain.
For a list of all our chaplains, please visit the Online Directory.
Chaplaincy in action
Contact our chaplains
|Airport||Manchester Airport||Withington||The Revd||George||Laneemail@example.com|
|Airport||Manchester Airport||Withington||The Revd||David||Twomey|
|Army||The Revd Major||Paul||Robinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deaf Community||The Revd||Cathy||Nightingaleemail@example.com|
|Fire & rescue||GM - Bury||Mrs||Beryl||Proctorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Dr Kershaws Hospice||Oldham West|
|Healthcare||Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT||Radcliffe & Prestwich (and other locations)||The Revd||Gareth||Beresford-Jonesemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT||Radcliffe & Prestwich (and other locations)||The Revd||Jeremy||Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT||Radcliffe & Prestwich (and other locations)||The Revd||Heather||Molloyemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Pennine Care Foundation Trust||The Revd||Giselle||Rustedfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Manchester Foundation Trust - Central Manchester||The Revd||Robert||Fielding||
0161 276 8792
|Healthcare||Manchester Foundation Trust- North Manchester||The Revd||Annie||McMullenemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Manchester Foundation Trust - Central Manchester||The Revd||Dave||Mockfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Northern Care Alliance - North East Sector: Fairfield||The Revd||Nancy||Alexanderemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Northern Care Alliance - North East Sector: Royal Oldham||Oldham West||The Revd||Kathryn||Carmylliefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Northern Care Alliance - North East Sector: Rochdale|
|Healthcare||Royal Bolton NHS FT||Bolton||The Revd||Daniel||Langdon Griffithsemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Royal Bolton NHS FT||Bolton||The Revd||Catherine||Binnsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Northern Care Alliance - Salford (Royal Salford)||Salford||The Revd||Jennifer||Joyce-Hoodemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Springhill Hospice||Rochdale||The Revd||Michele||Ryan|
Mobile: 07999 836832/Tel: 0161 292 7356
|Healthcare||Tameside||Ashton||The Revd Canon||Jean||Hurlstonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healthcare||Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT||Leigh (and other locations)||The Revd Canon||Anne||Edwardsemail@example.com|
|Healthcare||Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT||Leigh (and other locations)||The Revd||Jane||Reynoldsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Helathcare||Adlington House MHA||Manchester North and East||The Revd||Martin||Makinemail@example.com|
|Police||Divisional Chaplain "N" Bury||The Revd Canon||Noel||Proctor|
|Prison||HMP Buckley Hall||Rochdale||The Revd||Hilary||Edgertonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prison||HMP Forest Bank||Salford||The Revd||Rhiannon||Jonesemail@example.com|
|Prison||HMP Manchester||Manchester||The Revd||Jo||Calladinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prison||HMP Manchester||Manchester||The Revd||Sean||Pageemail@example.com|
|School||Blue Coat CE||Border Healey (Rochdale) / Lower Moor (Oldham West)||Richard||Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|School||Bolton St Catherine’s CE Academy||St Catherine, Horwich||Kristina||Crossleyemail@example.com|
|School||Bolton St Catherine’s CE Academy||St Catherine, Horwich||Morris||Rachelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|School||Bury CE High School||Bury Parish Church||Lorraine||Quinnemail@example.com|
|School||Canon Slade CE||St Maxentius, Bradshaw (Walmsley)|
|School||Crompton House CE||St James, East Crompton (Oldham East)||The Revd||Katy||Cunliffefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|School||Holy Family CE & RC||St John, Hopwood (Heywood & Middleton)|
|School||Lowton CE||(Diocese of Liverpool)|
|School||Rivington & Blackrod CE||Rivington (Deane)|
|School||Salford City Academy||Barton with Peel Green (Eccles)|
|School||St Anne’s CE Academy||St Leonard, Middleton (Heywood & Middleton)||Elan||McQuaidemail@example.com|
|School||St James CE High School||Seven Saints, New Bury with Great Lever (Bolton)||Emma||Bonfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|School||St James CE High School||Seven Saints, New Bury with Great Lever (Bolton)||Andy||Hunteremail@example.com|
|School||Trinity CE High School||The Ascension, Hulme (Hulme)||The Revd||Steve||Birkinshawfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University||Manchester Metropolitan University|
|University||University of Bolton||The Revd||Gill||Smartemail@example.com|
|University||University of Manchester||St Anselm Hall||The Revd||Daniel||Valentine|
|University||University of Manchester||The Revd||Ben||Edsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University||University of Salford||The Revd||Helen||Tomlinsonemail@example.com|
|Anna Chaplain||Anna Chaplain||Hillock & Unsworth||The Revd||Steph||Mawhinney||
Contact no: 07902 151432
|Anna Chaplain||Anna Chaplain||Strand, All Saints||Ms||Sue||Orrellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Anna Chaplain||Anna Chaplain||Hillock & Unsworth||Mrs||Fran||Lawsonemail@example.com|