Chaplaincy and Faith Provision

The Chaplaincy is involved in the life of the University at all levels and across all parts of the institution, offering:

· Friendship

· Support

· Pastoral care

· Advice on religious matters to both students and staff, regardless of any particular religious affiliation or none

The full time University Chaplain is the Reverend Chris Howson.

Chris works alongside a number of multi-faith Chaplains who are also available for advice and support relating to particular faith groups.

Imam Yusuf Meah works part time to provide services, especially on Fridays on campus.

We also work closely with Mary Palmer, the full time Catholic lay chaplain

Everyone is welcome to use the services and spaces the Chaplaincy provides regardless of faith background. We aim to be an open an inclusive service that hopes to connect you to the wider community and encourages your wellbeing during your time here in Sunderland.

University Chaplaincy

City Campus: Edinburgh Building, Level 1 City Campus, Chester Road Sunderland. SR1 3SD


Islamic Prayers spaces and quiet area

McCardle House, Silksworth Row



St. Peters Campus Interfaith Chaplaincy Centre Wearbank House, Charles Street, St. Peters Campus.


London Campus

Prayer Room

3rd floor, 197 Marsh Wall

E14 9SG

Telephone: 07846099643

For appointment bookings, information about our services and general enquiries telephone: 0191 515 2933 Email:;

Please visit Sunderland University Facebook page for Mindfulness and other activities.