Christian chaplains and advisers

Find the contact details of the chaplains and advisers of different denominations within the Christian chaplaincy.

On

Reverend Jeremy Clines: University Co-ordinating Chaplain

Revd Dr Jeremy Clines
The University Chaplaincy Centre
The Octagon Centre
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TQ

Email: j.clines@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 114 222 4098

Jeremy is Sheffield-born - though in voluntary exile from 1991 until 2010 - and of colonial-Australian and Arab-Jewish descent.

Jeremy particularly enjoys working with people of all ages, backgrounds, identities and perspectives whatever their religion or belief or if they have no religion or belief.

He thinks there is great value in letting people tell their story, so as to allow meaning to surface even where there may only seem, on first glance, to be futility.

He is available to meet with students, staff and alumni: you can book, via email, to see him or simply come during his open-access hours 12h-13h and 1330h-14h on Mondays and Fridays during semester time.

Jeremy has begun his new role of University Chaplain (Development) in May 2019. He was previously the Anglican Chaplain from 2010 to 2019 and is an ordained priest.

Jeremy has a varied academic profile. He is a member of SIIBS and is involved in the following topic and project areas in relation to religion, Church and worship:

  • ecotheology, eco-liturgy, environmentalism and faith
  • Leadership, Religion and Society and Faiths in HE Chaplaincy
  • liberating theologies of all shapes and sizes
  • storying, LGBT+ identities and the Church
  • Christian relationships with the World Religions
  • spiritual accompaniment, spiritual story-telling and Godly Play
  • spiritual development and spiritual wellbeing

His presentations, papers and professional practice have an emphasis in HE Chaplaincy.

Jeremy is also a director of Sheffield Phoenix Press and Eco Family Travel and a trustee of the Sir Henry Stephenson Endowment Trust and assists the Anglican Chaplaincy Trust (University of Sheffield).

Jeremy has written some new Collects and Post Communion prayers for the liturgical year.

Jeremy tweets too: Jeremy Clines (@latequartet) on Twitter.

His personal interests include: friends and family; bread-making; cycling; peace, justice and environmentalism; playing the double bass and rowing. He is married to Louise and they have two young children.


Reverend Judith Jessop: University Associate Chaplain, Methodist

Email: j.jessop@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 114 222 8923

I studied modern languages at the University of Sheffield many years ago and stayed in the city after graduation. I am now an ordained pioneer minister in the Methodist Church, based in Parson Cross, but connecting with people who have left Church-as-we-know-it and are open to exploring faith and spirituality in new ways.


Melissa Quinn: Methodist Lay Pastor

Phone: +44 114 239 2462
Email: melissa.quinn@sheffield.ac.uk

I am a Methodist Lay Pastor, with pastoral charge of three churches in the south East of Sheffield.

I have worked for the Methodist church in various pastoral situations for the last 18 years (which makes me feel very old), and have lived in Nottingham, Birmingham and London before moving to Sheffield two years ago with my husband and my daughter who is almost four.

My first job with the Methodist Church was as Assistant Chaplain at Nottingham University, and it's good to be back in chaplaincy work after a prolonged hiatus; it feels a bit like coming home.

The chaplaincy was a fundamental part of my formation, and without my involvement with the chaplaincy and associated groups during my time at University, I would not even be a Methodist, let alone working for the church.

I therefore feel very strongly about good chaplaincy provision and there being a place where students can receive support, can question, and can build relationships.

When I have free time, I enjoy various creative pastimes and particularly like knitting socks. I try to bring that creativity into worship as much as possible and like to try out different ways to help the congregation engage with God.


Father Lee Marshall: Associate Chaplain, Roman Catholic

Email: lee.marshall@sheffield.ac.uk

St Vincent's Mission Hub
Solly Street
Sheffield
S1 4DE
Telephone: +44 791 229 0687

or

The University Chaplaincy Centre
The Octagon Centre
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TQ

Hi, my name is Fr Lee, I’m a Catholic Priest and my ministry is dedicated to students and other young adults. Whether you’re a Catholic living in Sheffield, curious about the faith, or simply want a chat, I’d be delighted to meet you.

The Universities Catholic Chaplaincy is located at St Vincent’s MissionHub, Solly Street, Sheffield, S1 4DE. The chaplaincy has a café, large chapel, student hub with kitchen, study areas and lots more!

We are also home to CCF, the Catholic Student Society and we'd love to invite you to join us for Mass, socials, Praise and Worship evenings, Adoration, and most importantly a lot of fun! All are welcome!

Check out our website www.stvincentsmissionhub.org and you’ll find all our social media links there too.


Father Edwin Hunt: Associate Chaplain, Eastern Orthodox

Email: j.e.hunt@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 124 627 5141

Fr. Edwin is an English priest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople within the archdiocese of parishes of the Russian tradition in Western Europe.

He serves the Divine Liturgy in the crypt of Sheffield Cathedral usually on the first Saturday of each month. Our services are mainly in English. Confessions may be heard before the Liturgy or by arrangement.

Each Sunday (excepting the one following a Liturgy in Sheffield) the Divine Liturgy is served in The Eyre Chapel, Chesterfield at 10.30 (usually preceded by Matins).

The Eyre Chapel is easily accessible from Sheffield by train and bus. See directions on the website: www.orthodoxsheffield.com.

Greek, Romanian and Russian students and families resident in Sheffield come regularly to Chesterfield. For further information please contact Eugeny Alexeev on 07747609616 or by email: e.alexeev@sheffield.ac.uk.

Father Edwin is married with three daughters and five grandsons. He read Classics at Durham University, taught Latin and Greek at Westfield Campus, Sheffield, and English at Netherthorpe School in Staveley. He was chaplain for many years amongst people with learning disabilities. He plays the piano and pipe organ.

He lives in Chesterfield but can be contacted at any time in an emergency. Usually it is best to phone in order to find a mutually convenient time to meet at the Chaplaincy.


Reverend Joel Bindanda: Associate Chaplain, Pentecostal

Email: j.bindanda@sheffield.ac.uk
Mobile: +44 794 384 4594

I am African, precisely from Democratic Republic of Congo. I have been living in Sheffield since 2001.

Before arriving here, I was in Africa and worked as a missionary in various English and French speaking countries such as: Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’ivoire, Togo, Niger, and Congo Brazza-ville. I am bilingual and am able to support English and French speaking students.

I have a certificate in Pastoral care from Cliff College. Further, I am a Sheffield University alumnus, graduated from the Biblical Studies department (completed a BA in Biblical Studies). I also studied European Gender Studies from this University.

Over 14 years I have been working with Africans from black minority ethnic background in this city as a community leader, helping the integration of local migrants into the British main stream society.

I am a senior Pastor of a Pentecostal Church “Mahanaim Christian Centre” based in Victoria Hall right in the heart of Sheffield city centre. I have a significant experience in mission, church planting, leadership teachings, prayer and evangelism.

I can be contacted by email (j.bindanda@sheffield.ac.uk) or via Facebook, or through the Chaplaincy Centre.


Reverend Dagmar Wilkinson: Associate Chaplain, Anglican

Email: dagmar.wilkinson@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 114 222 8923

Dagmar is a priest in the Church of England and is an Associate Chaplain. She supports the chaplaincy service for 2 days a week. Dagmar is originally from Czech Republic but moved to Portsmouth in 2010.

After training for ordination in Oxford she moved to Sheffield and has served as the Assistant Curate at Aston, Woodhouse, Hackenthorpe & Gleadless since June 2017.

She is completing her MA in Theology, Ministry and Mission at The University of Durham. She is currently interested in Church History, Liberation Theology, and Theological Reflection.

Dagmar has personal interests in history, music, poetry, table tennis and football.

She looks forward to meeting you around campus or at one of the activities put on by the chaplaincy service. If you’d like to arrange a time to talk, you can contact her by phone or email.


Jean Russell: United Reformed Church Adviser

Email: j.russell@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 114 222 3098

The Multifaith Chaplaincy Service
The Octagon Centre
Western Bank
S10 2TQ

Hello, I am Jean Russell, the URC Religious Advisor and an Elder at St Andrew’s URC Sheffield.

During the week I work in CICS (Corporate Information and Computing Services) providing research support to researchers who are using statistical or qualitative data analysis packages in the University.

On evenings and weekends I am in the final stages of finishing a PhD on the ways URC congregations sustain their identities at the University of Birmingham.

I arrived in Sheffield twenty years ago and have now stayed here twice as long as I have stayed anywhere else.

The URC is a denomination created by the merger of different strands of the Reformed tradition. As such we are a mix between Churches of Christ, Presbyterianism and Congregationalism. What that means is worked out in each local context. However to an outsider we are distinguishable by our tendency to paint things blue, go on walks and sell orange marmalade!

If you would like to know more, I am happy to chat or put you in contact with a local congregation (not just my own).


Raymond Heng: Chinese Christian Adviser

Email : r.heng@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone : +44 771 113 7744

Professor Dr Raymond Heng graduated from Sheffield University in 1971 and with his wife, Ivy, started Christian ministry amongst Chinese students in the University in 1972 in the frontroom of their own home.

This is now established in the Sheffield Chinese Christian Church (SCCC) located in Anns Road, Heeley, and Watson Road, Broomhill.

He has been an academic for over forty years and taught in both local universities as well as overseas, and has lived in Sheffield since 1968, having met and married Ivy here. They have two sons and daughters in law and three grandsons all living in the Yorkshire and Humberside area.

He has previously participated in several city-wide Christian events in Sheffield including the Billy Graham Crusade, the Luis Palau Crusade etc, and has served in the Chaplaincy team in Sheffield Hallam University.

He continues to serve as SCCC Church Council Chairman and Trustee as well as participate actively in missions and on the Council of the Chinese Overseas Christian Mission. He is also a Trustee of the Sheffield Evangelical Trust and a supporter of the Gideon ministry amongst others.

He also initiated the Sheffield Chinese Community Centre and was previously Chairman of its Management Committee and involved in community liaison with local health, police and fire regulatory groups.


Andy Phillips: Unitarian and Free Christian Adviser

Email: andy.phillips@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone: +44 746 753 1322

Unitarians are spiritual seekers, diverse in opinion, who form a loving community around the common search for truth.

I commenced ministry at Upper Chapel (on Norfolk Street near the Crucible) in 2017 and am happy to support students across a broad range of non-dogmatic faith perspectives including, but not limited to, liberal Christianity and religious humanism.

Previously I was an academic with a STEM subject background and am very familiar with present day Higher Education. I am currently re-discovering "spare time" after having been a very active lay Unitarian during my former University career! However I anticipate running, hill walking, chess and science fiction will all feature.

If anyone wishes to know more about the Unitarians, please contact me on 07467 531322.


Rob Barnett: Chaplaincy Support Worker

Email: rob.barnett@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 114 222 4221

My role is a mix of online communications (mainly social media), facilitating groups and events (like Community Brunch) and welcoming people to the Chaplaincy Centre. 

I was appointed Chaplaincy Support Worker in July 2018. I previously worked for 10 years as a Sports Journalist for the Press Association. I mainly reported on cricket, rugby, golf and football.

For most of my time as a Sports Journalist I lived in York where I enjoyed varied volunteering. This included supporting international students and mentoring British students. I also helped on several Alpha courses and was a Street Angel for six years.

I now live in Sheffield with my wife and son. We have a small white Cockapoo dog called Lola. I enjoy walking Lola, running, cycling, playing cricket and watching sport.

I studied History at the University of York and Journalism during a postgraduate year at the University of Central Lancashire. I grew up in and around Cambridge.

You can find me on Twitter @robbarnett82. Feel free to look me up in the Chaplaincy Centre for a chat and hot drink! 

A world-class university – a unique student experience

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.