Reverend Johnny Chan

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 13 May 2023, of Reverend Johnny Chan, chaplain to the University.

Johnny first came to the University of Leeds in 1972 as a Dentistry student and remained in Leeds after his graduation. In the years since then he has given dedicated service and ministry to generations of University students, initially as Pastor to Leeds Chinese Christian Church, and latterly as a member of the University’s chaplaincy team. Johnny was warm, welcoming, and approachable; a humble and gentle man who treated colleagues and students alike with care and joyfulness. His deep Christian faith was at the heart of everything he did. He will be greatly missed.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday 8 June, on which day the flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast in Johnny’s memory.

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