Meet the Chaplaincy team

Find out more about the team and how they can support you.

Rev. Dr. Anthea Colledge – Coordinating Chaplain

At times when life is difficult, I’m available for individual pastoral or spiritual support to staff, students and PGRs of all faiths, beliefs, and worldviews. I’m also always happy to go for a coffee and chat about life, the universe and everything.

My areas of interest include mental health and faith/spirituality, neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith communities, and my very badly behaved dog Taffy, but I’m willing to try almost any topic of conversation once!

I’ve been a University Christian chaplain since 2014 and have also worked in mental health and learning disability projects for the NHS and Local Authorities.

Tel: +44 (0)117 32 81469

Anthea Colledge, Coordinating Chaplain at UWE Bristol

Associate Chaplains

Our Associate Chaplains are a mix of staff members and external community partners. Each Associate Chaplain has their own faith, belief or spirituality and areas of particular interest and specialism and are available to provide pastoral care to students and staff of all faiths and none. 

Reverend Tim Gibson – Associate Chaplain (Anglican)

Areas of speciality: Anglican spirituality, bereavement support, daily prayer, faith in the workplace, stress management. Based at City Campus and Frenchay Campus.

Tel: +44 (0)117 328 7279

Tim Gibson UWE Bristol Chaplaincy

Jacqueline Conradie-Faul – Associate Chaplain (International)

I am the International Students Chaplain at the University of Bristol and have been involved in Chaplaincy life at UWE Bristol since 2005. I place a high value on building relationships unconditionally and without prejudice and am happy to speak to students of any faith or belief.


Jacqueline Conradie Faul

Jag Majithia – Associate Chaplain (all faiths and none)

Whether you are facing something new or ongoing, I can listen, we can talk. If you have a specific topic in mind or just want to connect and chat, my perspective is spiritually independent. Whatever your world view, faith-based or other, I believe everyone counts or no one counts, and offer pastoral support to all staff and students so, please do get in touch.

As a trained coach and mentor, I can also support wellbeing and growth through self-discovery.

Tel: +44 (0)117 32 84815

Jag Majithia UWE Bristol Chaplaincy

Lynsey-Ruth Mansfield – Associate Chaplain (Anglican)

I can provide a listening ear and pastoral care to those of any religion or belief, and offer support for those new to the faith or exploring it for the first time. I have experience operating in interdenominational and interfaith contexts within both UWE Bristol and the charity sector.

Tel: +44 (0)11732 82152

Lynsey Ruth Mansfield

Debbie Wright – Associate Chaplain (Evangelical)

Areas of specialism: stress management, bereavement support.

Tel: +44 (0)117 32 84564

Photo of Associate Chaplain Debbie Wright.

Faith Representatives

As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, we have faith and spirituality representatives from across the university who are available for one-to-one conversations, pastoral care and advice from a faith-based or spiritual perspective.

Students and staff are welcome to contact any of the reps and make arrangements to meet on campus, online or on the phone. All our reps work within safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines.

This list is alphabetical by surname.

Ashraf Al-Rabahi
Faith Representative – Muslim
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 84210

Abdullahi Arabo
Faith Representative – Muslim
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87162

Ian Brooks
Faith Representative – Christian (Anglican)
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87078

Areas of specialism: faith and the environment, and faith and the difference it makes in practice and in business.

Samia Chowdhury
Faith Representative – Muslim

Areas of specialism: Faith and young people, faith and women, spiritual wellbeing and connection.

Lauren Davis
Faith Representative – general
Tel:+44 (0)11732 88261

Areas of specialism: Bereavement, loneliness, pastoral care, personal crisis.

Eddy Knasel
Faith Rep – Quaker (external)

I am the Clerk of Horfield Local Quaker Meeting in north Bristol. I’ve been involved with Chaplaincy since 2016 and really value working in an inter-faith environment.

Fatima Manjra-Randera
Faith Representative – Muslim

Areas of specialism: EDI, faith and women, faith and community, spiritual wellbeing and connection.

Roisin Matthews
Faith Representative – Christian
Tel: +44 (0)11732 82235

Areas of specialism: pastoral care, dealing with doubt, stress and wellbeing management, mindfulness and compassion.

Dom McLernon
Faith Representative – Christian

Areas of specialism: reversion to the Christian faith, contemplative practice within the Christian tradition, Christian faith in healthcare practice, mental health and faith.

Valerie Russell Emmott (Former UWE Bristol employee)
Faith Representative – Jewish (Liberal) (Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation)

Areas of specialism: meditation and spirituality, inclusivity, self-care and mindfulness.

Tamara Rundle
Faith Representative – world religions
Tel: +44 (0)117 32 81332

Areas of specialism: World religions; meditation; nature, faith and the environment.

Geoff Solomon-Sims
Faith Representative – Christian (Baptist)
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87429

Areas of specialism: faith and doubt, pastoral listening.

Mark Tomlinson-Lane
Faith Representative – Catholic
Tel: +44 (0)11732 87838

Areas of specialism: Traditional Catholicism, pro-life, Patristics, Catholic apologetics.

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