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Chaplaincies and Faith Societies

Chaplaincies and Faith Societies

Most major faith communities maintain chaplaincies to students in Cambridge, and many have active faith or belief societies in the University.

The contact details of a number of faith societies and chaplains to the University are listed below. For details of others, please contact the College Chaplain.


Cambridge University Bahá’í Society - Working to Unite the World and Achieve Universal Peace.


Cambridge University Buddhist Society - We are a student-run Buddhist society in Cambridge that provides a suitable platform for all who are interested to learn and practice Buddhism and meditation.



As well as your College Chapel and many Anglican parish churches in the city, the University Church of Great St Mary’s, has a ministry to students including the tradition (since 1300) of ‘University Sermons’ from leading thinkers, and an informal inclusive community on Sunday evenings at 8pm in Michaelhouse café on Trinity Street.


The Minister at Wesley Methodist Church is The Reverend Rose Westwood

The Cambridge circuit: Welcome - Cambridge Methodist Circuit meets at Castle Street, and at Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces


The Chaplains to Christian Orthodox students are:

Greek: Fr Constantinos Garibaldinos at St Athanasios 154 Cherry Hinton Road

Russian: Fr Raphael Armour at St Ephraim at the parish church of St Clement, Bridge Street

Romanian: Fr Dragos Herescu at St John the Evangelist at the parish church of St Giles, Castle Street

Roman Catholic

Fisher House (Roman Catholic Chaplaincy)

The Chaplain to Roman Catholic students is Fr Alban Hood OSB.

The Assistant Chaplains is Sister Ann Swailes OP.

United Reformed Church/Church of Scotland

Downing Place URC Church

The Chaplain to Presbyterian/URC/Church of Scotland students is The Revd Nigel Uden.


Cambridge University Hindu Cultural Society

The Chaplain to Hindu students is Dr Vick Krishnan.


Cambridge University Islamic Society

The Chaplain to Muslim students is Dr Tim Winter.


Cambridge University Jewish Society

The Chaplains to Jewish students are Ben and Atira Baruch


Cambridge University Sikh Society 

Gurdwara in Arbury Court, Arbury Road.