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Student Wellbeing


A lot of Colleges will have a Chaplain or Dean who are responsible for the life of the College Chapel (where there is one) and also tend to have a pastoral role among members of the College community. Whilst Chaplains or Deans may be affiliated with a particular Christian denomination owing to the religious traditions of many of the College Chapels, they are available to all members of College, students and staff, of all faiths or none.

The Chaplain or Dean will be happy to talk to you about any issues or concerns, including matters of faith and spiritual life, studying, work, family, friends, health, bereavement, or if you just want a chat. They can also usually put you in touch with local leaders or contacts from your own faith tradition if needed.

The Chaplain or Dean will offer a listening ear and a source of support for all and will usually be bound by specific confidentiality obligations – ask them what these are if you are in any doubt. 

Find your Chaplain or Dean:


Chaplain or Dean


Christ’s College

The Rev’d Dr Mark Smith (Chaplain)   


Churchill College

The Rev’d Dr John Rawlinson (Chaplain)

Clare College

The Rev’d Dr Jamie Hawkey (Dean) and Arthur Keefer (Decani Scholar)

Clare Hall College



Corpus Christi College

The Rev’d Andrew Bigg

Darwin College

Mr Roger France (Lay Assistant Chaplain)

Downing College

The Rev’d Dr Keith Eyons (Chaplain)

Emmanuel College

The Rev’d Jeremy Caddick (Dean) and The Rev’d Alex Ross (Asst. Chaplain)

Fitzwilliam College

The Rev’d Helen Arnold (Chaplain)

Girton College

The Rev’d Dr Malcolm Guite (Chaplain)

Gonville & Caius College

The Rev’d Dr Cally Hammond (Dean) The Rev’d Prof Huw Jones (Priest Vicar)

Homerton College



Hughes Hall College



Jesus College

The Rev’d Paul Dominiak (Dean) The Rev’d Devin McLachlan (Assistant Chaplain)

King’s College

The Rev’d Canon Dr Stephen Cherry (Dean) The Rev’d Andrew Hammond (Chaplain)

Lucy Cavendish College



Magdalene College

The Rev’d Nick Widdows (Chaplain)

Murray Edwards College



Newnham College

The Rev’d Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas (Chaplain) - Selwyn

Pembroke College

The Rev’d Dr James Gardom (Dean)


The Rev’d Dr Geoffrey Dumbreck (Assistant Chaplain and Acting Dean)

Queens’ College

The Rev’d Tim Harling (Chaplain)

Robinson College

The Rev’d Dr Simon Perry (Chaplain)

Selwyn College

The Rev’d Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas (Dean of Chapel & Chaplain) Hannah Hupfield (Asst. Chaplain)

Sidney Sussex College

The Rev’d Dr Brett Gray (Chaplain)

St Catharine’s College

The Rev’d David Neaum (Chaplain)

St Edmund’s College

Fr Alban McCoy (Dean)

St John’s College

The Rev'd Carol Barrett Ford (Acting Dean and Chaplain)

The Rev’d Neil Heavisides (Asst. Chaplain)

Trinity College – The Rev’d Dr Michael Banner (Dean)

The Rev’d Dr Andrew Bowyer (Chaplain) & The Rev’d Kirsty Ross


Trinity Hall

The Rev’d Dr Stephen Plant (Dean)


Wolfson College

The Rev’d Dr Geoff Cook (Catholic Chaplain) & The Rev’d Oliver Fischer (Free Church Chaplain)


See also - Equality and Diversity