Chaplains and faith advisors

Introducing the Multifaith Chaplaincy team...

Revd Helena Roulston

I oversee the work of our Chaplaincy as it seeks to support students and staff at SHU. Our focus is on matters relating to faith and religious belief but our door is open to all.I am a Christian priest in the Anglican tradition and enjoy meeting new people and exploring new places.

0783 117 5562 /
Fr Lee Marshall - Roman Catholic

I’m Fr Lee. I like a nice brew, real ale and a good walk in the Peak District. I’m also a big fan of Jesus who called me to become a Catholic Priest in 2013. I’m here to support and journey with you in your time in Sheffield so get in touch if I can help in any way.

07912 290 687 /
Helen Hellaby - Baha'i

As a Bahá’í, I try to live my life in accordance with the teachings of Baha’u’lláh, in which the emphasis is above all on unity at every level. I teach in the Department of Management, and it is an honour to serve as Bahá’í Faith Advisor at Sheffield Hallam.

0114 225 4029 /
John Darwin - Buddhist

I have been a Buddhist most of my life, and practice in the SotoZen tradition. I also teach mindfulness courses at SHU and elsewhere which are open to all religions and none. In keeping with the Mindfulness Based Life Enhancement course which I teach, I do my best to savour life!

Maps 0114 225 2989 /
Anderson Moyo - Evangelical

I am the Senior Pastor of Sheffield Community Church, a growing international church with a diversity of people from various nations and ethnicities around the world. I work with my chaplaincy colleagues to offer pastoral support to students and staff at the university.

0114 239 2490 /
Ruchika Julka - Hindu

I work in the International Student Support Team, and practice Hinduism as a religion and a way of life. Since moving to Sheffield in 2007 I have developed close links with the Indian and Hindu communities and would be happy to provide advice/guidance on matters relating to the Hindu faith. 

0114 225 3489 /
Lesley Klaff - Jewish

I have served as Jewish Faith Advisor since 2004 and I also teach Law at SHU. If you are new to Sheffield and would like to meet members of the local Jewish community, help to start a Jewish student society, or if you witness or experience anti-Semitism on campus, do get in touch.

0114 225 2393 /
Cat Harland - Methodist

I am a Faith Advisor and ordained minister from the Methodist Church. In addition to my chaplaincy role, I work with students who worship in, or are affiliated to, the Methodist churches across Sheffield. I enjoy getting out into the Peak District, to walk, camp and (albeit very badly), climb.

Akram Khan - Muslim

I am here to help Muslim students at the University manage any faith-related issues that may affect their studies. As an ambassador of Islam I seek to inspire the students to work hard in order to achieve high spiritual and academic standards.

0114 225 4451 /
Youcef Djerbib - Muslim

With my colleague Dr Khan, I help the Multifaith Chaplaincy respond to any issues related to Muslim beliefs and practices. We strive to help create a good environment for the Muslim students and staff at Sheffield University, and work closely with the Islamic Society.

0114 225 6938 /
Janet Hawksworth - Quaker

I'm the Quaker Faith Advisor and being a Gestalt therapist I am very interested in the links between spirituality and psychotherapy. I enjoy travelling and have lived and worked in Mexico - so speak Spanish with a Yorkshire accent and make very tasty tortillas!

07952 225 460 /
Sue North-Bates - Pagan & Ecological

Contemporary Pagan and Ecological Spiritualities share the underlying premise that our relationships with the divine and numinous are best experienced in the natural world. If you are interested in these areas of spirituality and would like to join our community of practice, get in touch.

0114 225 3216 /
Surinder S. Dhillon - Sikh

I have considerable involvement with the Sikh community, in and beyond Sheffield. Get in touch if you have any questions about the Sikh religion or if any issues arise on campus. We have a beautiful purpose-built gurdwara at Attercliffe where you will find a warm welcome.

0114 235 3669 /
Andy Phillips - Unitarian

Unitarians are diverse spiritual seekers who form loving communities around the common search. As minister of Upper Chapel I am happy to support students across a range of non-dogmatic faith approaches, including liberal Christianity and religious humanism.

Michael Heap - Humanist Advisor

I'm a Humanist. I offer support to people of any or no particular faith; anyone wishing to develop their own personal philosophy on life. I've lived in Sheffield for 31 years. As a psychologist I have always worked with people with mental health problems and more recently offenders.

07531 285864 /

General enquiries

For someone else to speak to, or information on other faiths and denominations, call 0114 225 3153 or email

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