New Chaplain appointed

The University Chaplaincy has a new Anglican and Lead Chaplain.

Anthea Colledge, the new Anglican and Lead Chaplain

Anthea Colledge March 2019

The Chaplaincy, based in the Emmanuel Centre, offers a range of different faith-specific and non-faith-based activities to support University life, and is open to both students and staff.

Reverend Anthea Colledge was recently appointed Anglican (Church of England) and Lead Chaplain to the University. Many staff and departments already know Anthea as she has been covering this role on an interim basis since August 2018.

Anthea said: “I am delighted to be continuing in this role. It’s an exciting opportunity to be involved in the University, and to work alongside Chaplaincy colleagues to ensure we continue to offer high quality Chaplaincy provision, both to Leeds and the other universities we serve.”

Anthea was previously Associate Anglican Chaplain at the University of Sheffield and has also worked as a parish priest in West Leeds. Her particular areas of chaplaincy interest are LGBT+ and disability equality and inclusion, mental health and Christian spirituality. Before ordination, she worked in mental health and learning disability projects for the NHS and local authorities in South West London. 

Anthea is also a part-time White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) doctoral student at Leeds, researching Christian theologies of mental health.

Chris Warrington, Head of Student Support at Leeds, said: “The Chaplaincy plays an important part in our approach to supporting students and is part of our support framework, which aims to enable students to enjoy their time at Leeds, succeed in their studies and reach their full potential.

“With a diverse student community and faith playing an important part in many of their lives, our links with the Chaplaincy enable students to access faith-related activities and also seek support or simply find a quiet space on campus.”

Visit the Chaplaincy website or contact Anthea for further information. 

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