Multi-Faith Chaplaincy


*NEWS* Student Services are now based in Catalyst. You can visit the Catalyst Helpdesk with any queries, or get in touch with us.

The Chaplaincy Service is here to support Edge Hill University students and staff of all faiths and none and we offer a confidential and non-judgemental service from a spiritual perspective.

We offer:

  • pastoral guidance, support and encouragement
  • Information and advice about faith and the issues it raises
  • bereavement support
  • prayer if you request it
  • signposting to other sources of help
  • links to local faith communities
  • chaplaincy facilities
  • meetings and events
  • conversation and opportunities to make friends with like-minded people

We respect the beliefs of others and actively encourage discussion, exploration and understanding of different faiths, practices, backgrounds and cultural traditions. Edge Hill University chaplains are not here to try to persuade you to join a particular faith, or to convert you to a different religion. Proselytisation policy.

We are available:

  • face to face on campus
  • by phone and email

For general enquiries, or information about our Magnolia Multi-Faith Centre, please contact the Chaplaincy Office You can also comment on our service through our Facebook and Twitter sites.

Magnolia Centre

Our Magnolia Multi-Faith Centre provides a quiet space for reflection, contemplation and prayer for the exclusive use of staff and students at Edge Hill. Open to people of all faiths and none, it offers the opportunity to explore matters of faith and spirituality, or just simply to unwind after a busy day.

You will find the Centre on the ground floor of the Forest Court Halls of Residence. Access to staff and students is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Between 6.00am and 9.00pm, Monday to Friday, entry is through Unicard swipe. Outside of these times the door is manually locked. If the door is locked please go to the Security & Customer Information Centre, at the University Main Entrance.

The Centre can be used as a drop-in centre, or booked for the exclusive use of groups at certain times. Bookings can be requested through the Chaplaincy and Wellbeing Co-ordinator. Where requests for bookings conflict, we may propose alternative accommodation on campus. If the Centre is booked for a private group session please do not enter as this can disrupt prayer or quiet contemplation.

When using Magnolia, please respect each other’s faiths, beliefs and practices and behave reasonably and considerately at all times. You should not actively seek to persuade others to join your own faith, or criticise others on how they choose to worship.

We have set Magnolia out in a way that considers the needs of all users, and ensured it is fully accessible to disabled people. There are a number of chairs and small tables in the room which can be moved according to need. We are aware that in some faiths men and women choose to pray separately. To make this possible, we have provided several moveable screens that may be used to divide the room when necessary. The screens may also be used to section off the room so that individuals and groups can use the space concurrently.

Regretfully we cannot open up the Magnolia Centre to members of the public as it is only a small space and in high demand. External guests, speakers and groups may be invited to use the Centre by staff and students with prior agreement from the Chaplaincy and Wellbeing Co-ordinator.

Please send any questions, concerns or feedback about Magnolia to the Chaplaincy and Wellbeing Co-ordinator.


Regular meetings in the Magnolia Multi-Faith Centre.

EventDate / Time
Christian Group (private meeting)
Wednesday 12.30 - 1.30pm
Friday 11.30am - 12.20pm
Muslim Prayers
(open to all who wish to join in Muslim prayer)
Monday to Thursday 1.30 -2pm and
3 - 3.30pm
Friday 12.30 - 5 pm

Chaplaincy Meetings and Events


Faith Information

Local Places of Worship and Faith Groups

Please note that the list of organisations below is not comprehensive. Nor can the Chaplaincy recommend or endorse any of the websites or their content.

Local Christian Churches

Ormskirk Catenians (for information on bursaries for Catholic students, networking, and more) contact Andy on 07806619485

Local Mosques and Muslim organisations

Local Jewish Synagogues and Congregations

Local Buddhist Centres

Local Hindu Temples

Local Sikh Temples (Gurdwara)

Faiths and Religions

National Faith Organisations

Local Inter Faith Organisations


Chaplaincy Organisations and Information

National Inter Faith Events

Calendars of Inter Faith Festivals and Holidays


All our chaplains are volunteers.

The service they offer is from a multi-faith perspective, is confidential, and non-judgemental.Magnolia opening Kay Chaplain

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer chaplain the University would be happy to consider your application.

For more information on the Voluntary Chaplaincy Service, please email

Service Rota

Summer Vacation 2018

There are no Chaplains regularly timetabled on campus over the summer months. If you need to contact a chaplain please ring the Student Information Centre on 01695 584554, or email them on, and they will arrange an appointment.

Want to just talk and no EHU chaplain available? The Samaritans are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be contacted for free:

Phone: 116 123


Write: Freepost, RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

Feeling really low? HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for Young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide. Opening hours are 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.

Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786209697


Chaplaincy Profiles

Chaplaincy Profiles

RabbiShmuliRabbi Shmuli Brown

I was born in Manchester, studied in the UK and Israel, and was ordained by the Chief Rabbi of Israel in 2000. I worked in the Ukraine for nearly a decade establishing youth clubs across the former Soviet Union and then established a very successful publishing house in Dnepropetrovsk. I taught children, students and adults the Jewish way of life through formal and informal education

I moved with my family to Liverpool in the summer of 2010 to open the door of Judaism to all Jewish students and faculty at Liverpool Universities, and establish a Chabad House, a place where Jews of all backgrounds and degrees of observance can enjoy exploring their Jewish heritage in a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.



Proselytising policy

The principal of moral and emotional freedom of the person shall be adopted in the advertising, invitation and conduct of faith-based events at Edge Hill University and events advertised at the University.

Information may be freely given about events, but there should be no unreasonable pressure applied to people to attend the event. Acceptance or otherwise of the invitation should be free from judgement.

The same principle or autonomy should also apply at the event itself, with no unreasonable pressure being exerted.

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