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Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy team at the University welcomes people of all faiths and those with none. The team offers pastoral spiritual and religious care, and religious guidance to staff, students, and on occasion their families or guardians.

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy consists of an informal network of independent affiliated chaplaincies and chaplains. Each Chaplain operates within a shared set of principles that seeks to ensure all staff and students who access chaplaincy services receive the best possible care and support, irrespective of belief.

The Chaplaincy team works to the University’s values of sharing knowledge to ensure a greater understanding of the interweaving religions, faiths, commonalities as well as non-beliefs across our community. Providing wisdom and showing humanity by encompassing differences with respect and support.

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Multi-faith Chaplains

Meet our Multi-faith Chaplains

Catholic Chaplaincy

FR Dushan Croos SJ, Lead Catholic Chaplain

Dushan Croos

Fr Dushan Croos SJ, graduated in Physics with French from the University of Manchester, and entered the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus) a couple of years later, so is delighted to return to Manchester.

He has worked as a Chaplain in a Secondary School, then a Universityand later with Young Adults in London and online. He also speaks French and some Spanish.  

As a chaplain, I would like to help you as students and staff of the University to recognize how God is speaking in your daily life, and to listen more attentively in prayer to God and to the needs of the world around us.


Fr Phil Harrison SJ, Catholic Chaplain

Dushan Croos

Fr Philip Harrison SJ studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds before spending several years as a full-time volunteer with the homeless in Glasgow and people with learning disabilities in Liverpool. During his formation as a Catholic Priest he studied theology in Latin America, trained as a secondary school teacher in Scotland and studied scripture in Rome.

As a Catholic Chaplain he enjoys organising a walking club, scripture workshops and helping students in their spiritual lives.



Dr Omolade Allen, Christian Chaplain

Dr Omolade Femi-Ajao

I am a Lecturer in Global Health based within the Division of Medical Education, and over the last seven years, I have worked with many staff and students, but as a Coach and a Chaplain. 

Although I am a Christian, I have supported many people from different religions/beliefs, and those who do not have any belief or religious affiliation.  

Every Tuesday, there is an opportunity to meet with me, to discuss, pray, ask questions, a listening ear, or simply to speak with a friendly face on campus.


Christian Chaplaincy

Sr Alicia Pérez FCJ, Catholic Chaplain

Sr Alicia Pérez FCJ

I am part of the Catholic Chaplaincy team based around Holy Name church, across from the Student Union.

I am a Catholic religious sister from Spain and have lived and worked for long periods in the USA and Argentina, mostly teaching computer science, AI, and machine learning. Since 2017 I have been a chaplain.

I am delighted to interact with uni students and support their quest for God, their growth in faith, and their human and academic development. I feel that a very important part of my job is to make the Chaplaincy a welcome place for all. 


Jewish Chaplaincy

Rabbi Eli Simon, Jewish Chaplain

Rabi Eli

Hi, I’m Rabbi Eli. Jewish chaplain at the university and local representative of Chabad on Campus International. A native Mancunian, I love this city and the vibrant university campus. 

I offer support to students and staff and can be found around campus chatting with students or doing Mivtzoim AKA Street JudaismMy home in Fallowfield is a hub for Jewish students. 

Reach out, say hello and lets grab a coffee. 




Sikh Chaplaincy

Sukhbir Singh, Sikh Chaplain

Sukhbir Singh

I have been Sikh Chaplin for about 5 years and been involved with interfaith work for many many years. Currently I am a trustee for a number of charities supporting Manchester communities. 

I strongly believe in respecting the differences, supporting equality for all, be part Manchester, which thriving, living in love, peace and harmony. As a person of Sikh Faith, it is essential that we work hard together to support our city with all faiths and none.