The Chaplaincy Service in Student Services at Cardiff Metropolitan University is a 21st century concept. Open, friendly and multi-faith, the Coordinating Chaplain, Paul Fitzpatrick, is responsible for all matters of faith and for defending and promoting individual students' freedom of belief. The team is completed by Ameira Bahadur-Kutkut our Muslim Chaplain and Elizabeth Russell our Out of Hours Advisor. Cardiff Metropolitan University is multi-cultural and multi-faith, with over 95 faith traditions from 140 different countries. We have three shared-faith prayer rooms across our campuses with plans for two outdoor sites.
The Chaplaincy Service is a unique and vibrant place in Cardiff Metropolitan University. It has a unity which honours those of all faiths and those of none and which is a welcoming, confidential and safe environment. The service is central to the university's equality and diversity and ethics processes and student advocacy is a positive role embedded in our work. The Chaplaincy Service plays a key role in the university Out of hours' service and runs an emergency food bank.
The Chaplaincy Service has an academic role in that it has a research focus and lectures across a range of subjects at postgraduate and doctorate levels. Subjects include bereavement, radicalisation, grooming and social/cultural risks which might impact the student population.
We are truly unique in the way we operate and our overriding ethos is: 'Here, people matter'. We never turn our back on anyone in need.
How to contact The Coordinating Chaplain
Revd Dr Paul Fitzpatrick MTh FHEA, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Student Services, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, CF23 6XD
Tel. 029 2041 7252