Student and Staff Wellbeing

Faith and Spirituality Support

Chaplaincy: Faith and Spirituality Support

Newcastle University plays host to an incredibly diverse student and staff community and actively welcomes students and staff members of all faiths and none.

KGVI Prayer Space Closure


In light of the current guidance on Covid-19 and working closely with our Islamic Society we have made the difficult decision to close the King George VI Prayer Space from 5pm on Friday 20thMarch 2020. 

The Islamic Society have released a statement for members and users of the space which can be found here: ISoc statement (PDF:100KB)

Alternative provision is available in any quiet spaces still open on campus.


Newcastle University provides a Chaplaincy Service to support you during your time here at the University. The Chaplaincy Service works within the remit of the Student Health and Wellbeing Service but is available to anyone within the University community (both staff and students) of all faiths and none.

The Chaplaincy Team is made up of members of different faith communities, currently comprising chaplains from the Jewish and Christian faiths. They are joined in their work by a group of honorary chaplains that are University staff members who bring a wider faith perspective and experience.

The team is committed to making the University a place of religious tolerance, diversity and respect where students and staff of all faiths and none can feel comfortable and supported.

The Chaplaincy at Newcastle University also offers:
  • mindfulness sessions
  • confidential listening and support
  • faith exploration
  • signposting to appropriate local faith communities
  • opportunities for prayer and worship
  • spiritual accompaniment
  • socials, fun and friendship

Faith Facilities on Campus

Newcastle University provides a Muslim prayer space in the King George VI, which is accessible to all staff and students with a smartcard. This space is managed by Newcastle University, in accordance with the Faith Space Policy.   

There are two quiet rooms available in the Urban Sciences Building, which can be used for prayer and reflection.

Chaplaincy Team

Chaplaincy Team

Emeritus Professor Bill Clegg
Senior Research Investigator

Telephone: +44 (0) 7528 948776

Mia Fox
Roman Catholic Chaplain

Telephone: 07713 259 173

Reverend Annie Gray
Anglican Chaplain

Telephone: 07484 717522

Tracey Hopwood
Guest Member

Rabbi Aaron Lipsey
Jewish Chaplain

Telephone: 07793 74 64 54

Dr Matthew Prevett
Faith and Spirituality Support Coordinator / Visiting Fellow (School of History, Classics and Archaeology)

Telephone: 0191 208 6341

Stephen Richardson
Assistant Methodist Chaplain

Telephone: 07808 205525

Faith Events

Upcoming Faith Events

Local Places of Worship

There are plenty of local places to practice your faith in Newcastle City Centre.

Places of worship in Newcastle Upon Tyne