The Chaplain is the Reverend Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas. His pastoral care extends to the whole community, Fellows, students and members of the College staff alike. As Dean of Chapel, he is responsible for all aspects of College Chapel life – including the variety of services which take place each week, study groups for those interested in exploring issues of faith and life, and the musical life of the Chapel.

The Chaplain has rooms on D staircase and is available to all members of College, irrespective of religious belief or denomination. Chaplains can lend a listening ear, provide support at difficult times, or simply be available to engage with those exploring their spiritual lives. If ever you need to contact the Chaplain urgently, the Porters will endeavour to contact him on your behalf. He also serves as Chaplain at Newnham College.

Although the Chaplain works in close collaboration with the Tutors, the College Nurse and other colleagues, you may be assured that appropriate boundaries of confidentiality will be observed, so feel free to speak with him in confidence.