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University Chaplains

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The role and the title of Friends responsible for the pastoral care of students can vary according to the institution; they may also be called student welcomers, student overseers or student chaplains. These Friends may be appointed either by the area meeting or by one of its local meetings according to local circumstances. Their role can be the oversight of Quaker students, linking them to the local meeting. Sometimes the college chaplains may be part of an ecumenical team and their role will extend to all students and staff. The work may need support, both financial and spiritual, from the appointing meeting.

Quaker Life offers information and advice to college chaplains and links them together.

For more information see the Guide to Guide to Quaker Chaplaincy at

For a list of Quaker university/college chaplains please see spreadsheet [Excel: 33kb - new window]. Contact us at or 020 7663 1017 to let us know of any changes.