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Multifaith Chaplaincy

UWS welcomes and celebrates people of all faiths and none. Whatever your beliefs, you’ll find space for reflection on campus and personal support from the multifaith chaplaincy team. 

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One-to-one support

The chaplaincy team includes members of a wide range of different faiths, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker and Sikh.

Talk to one of the team in confidence. You can make an appointment by emailing - or email a chaplain directly.


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Multifaith rooms

Take a break from daily pressures to pray, meditate or just reflect. Each Scottish campus has a ‘sanctuary’. Enrolled students and staff are welcome to use these rooms.

The rooms are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 8.45pm. You can book time through Student Link or the Hub. [F.E.A.] To ensure fair access, the room can be booked for one hour at a time, and block bookings can be made for one term only.

Please switch off mobile phones while using the rooms, and don’t eat or drink there. You’ll find storage space for religious items and posters – please store them again before leaving.

  • Ayr – Room 2.069 on Level 2
  • Dumfries – Room 2087 in Dumfries and Galloway College
  • Lanarkshire – Room 1.0.13
  • Paisley – Room F109
  • London Campus is conveniently located near a number of different faith and belief communities, providing venues to pray, worship, meditate or reflect. You can find out more about these by using the link in the section below.
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Faith in the community

We encourage students and staff to take part in faith and belief activities in the communities around our campuses. Here are current local churches and faith organisations.

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Faith Communities in Scotland

Find out more about faith communities in Scotland

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Interfaith Scotland

Get more information about Interfaith Scotland

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Contact the chaplaincy team

Jane O’Rorke, multifaith chaplaincy coordinator

0141 849 4126

Contact a Chaplain

We have a list of chaplains based who are available for you based on your campus of study.

Paisley Campus Chaplains

Salvation Army: Alex McNee

Humanist: Mrs Janice Crean

Jewish: Rabbi Yossi Bodenheim   

Muslim: Mr Omair Ameerbakhsh 

Quaker: Mr Martin Mansell 

Catholic: Fr John Morrison   

Lanarkshire Campus Chaplains

Salvation Army: Major Alex McNee

Church of Scotland: Rev Ross Blackman

Muslim: Imam Shakeel Ahmad

Catholic: Fr Thomas Wilberforce

Ayr Campus Chaplains

Church of Scotland: Rev David Gemmell

Quaker: Mrs Gill Reid

Baptist: Rev Rosie Walker  

Catholic Church: Fr Stephen Latham

Dumfries Campus Chaplains

Salvation Army: Major Terri Holdroyd

Church of Scotland: Rev Maurice Bond

Humanist: Ms Erica von Boltenstern

Catholic: Fr William McFadden  

London Campus Chaplains

Please contact any of the Multifaith Chaplains above or visit the Interfaith website for local faith groups.

Last updated: 07/09/2017