Christian Chaplains and local faith contacts
Revd Ed Davis - Anglican and Coordinating Chaplain
Ed has led the Multifaith Chaplaincy team since 2008. He coordinates the overall work of the Chaplaincy, supports students and staff of any faith or none, and advises the University on faith-related matters. He is particularly interested in facilitating opportunities for encounter between those of different faiths.
Phone: 0117 954 6600
Revd Mike Peat - Free Church Chaplain
Mike is Ordained as a Baptist minister, and has spent his ministry to date working in ecumenical contexts. His post is supported financially by the United Reformed Church, Methodist and Baptist denominations.Prior to joining the Chaplaincy team, he spent six years as minister of a group of three churches in the rural High Peak area of Derbyshire, and looks forward to continuing his passion for rambling in the countryside around Bristol. In his free time, Mike enjoys reading diversely, listening to various kinds of music, singing in choirs, and cooking meals for his wife and daughter.
Revd Michael Docker - Baptist Chaplain
Michael is the Minister at Tyndale Baptist Church. He is married to Cheryl and they have two children. Michael returned to Bristol in 2001 after having graduated from the University in 1989. Previously he had a career in the manufacturing industry in the West Midlands. In his free time, Michael enjoys modern poetry, swimming, hill walking, film, travel and the music of Antony and the Jonsons. He also enjoys trying to make connections between everyday life and the Christian faith.
Revd Rachel Haig - Baptist Chaplain
Rachel is the Community Minister at Tyndale Baptist Church, which means that she spends a lot more time outside of the church than in it, and does lots of chatting to people about everything and nothing. She trained at Bristol Baptist College before spending sixteen years working at Horfield Baptist Church, helping them redevelop buildings and open a cafe. In her free time, Rachel enjoys cooking and travelling, and is a lover of all things Middle Earth. She's a fervent Liverpool fan and dabbles in a bit of golf on occasion. But mostly she likes to chat.
Father Rupert Allen - Roman Catholic Chaplain
Father Rupert is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Clifton. He lives and works at the Catholic Chaplaincy at 103 Queens Road and is also priest-in-charge of Holy Cross Parish in Bedminster. Rupert was born in Bristol and went on to study theology at Oxford. He trained for the priesthood in London and Leuven and after ordination worked in Brussels before returning to England and to Bristol. He has also worked in prison and hospital chaplaincy. In his free time, Rupert enjoys travelling, literature and independent cinema.
Father Giurgios El Macary - Coptic Orthodox Local Faith Contact
Father Giurgios has a Law Degree and a Diploma Of Police Sciences from the Police Academy in Egypt, and later served with the United Nations in Cambodia.After ending this mission, he was ordained as a monk in the monastery of St Macarios, in Egypt, in 1994. He has dedicated himself to studying Orthodox Spirituality, Biblical Theology and Eastern Languages as well. He is the Pastor of St. Marina Coptic Church in Bristol. Fr. Giurgios is passionate about spiritual music, enjoys socialising with Middle Eastern students as well as those from all countries who are looking to investigate life’s big questions.
- Dave Mitchell - Woodlands Church Local Faith Contact
Archmandrite Kyril Jenner - Eastern Orthodox Local Faith Contact
Archmandrite Kyril has been the parish priest of the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, on University Road, since 1999. Before that he was assistant priest in a church in Manchester. Alongside his church work he has supported himself financially through teaching, originally mathematics and statistics in secondary schools and later in a polytechnic (which became a university) teaching software engineering until early retirement in 2005. He still teaches part time with the Open University, and is a trustee of several local and national charities. He also spends time arranging medieval Russian church chant to English texts.
Kit Fotheringham - Quaker Local Faith Contact
Kit is a PhD student in the Law School. He is a member of Redland Quaker Meeting. He also serves as a Trustee for the Bristol Quakers Area Meeting, covering the seven meetinghouses and their worshippers in the Bristol region. Kit is committed to the Quaker advice to ‘live adventurously’, and welcomes anyone to explore Quaker spirituality, whether from a Christian, religious or non-theist background.