Faith

Faith Centre

The Faith Centre is open to everyone, regardless of your beliefs. We offer unique spaces for group worship, private prayer, personal reflection, social activities, pastoral support and relaxation.

We believe in providing a supportive context in which all students and staff of any belief system or religious, philosophical and cultural background can explore new ideas and experiences and engage critically with each other in a respectful learning environment.

The Faith Centre

The Faith Centre is located on Peel Park campus right near accommodation. The space has its own Chapel and a large Muslim Prayer Hall with Ablution facilities for men and women. You can also find:

  • Communal kitchens including a Kosher kitchen
  • A social space
  • A quiet room
  • Multi-Faith room
  • Bookable spaces and meeting rooms
  • Gender-neutral and accessible toilets
  • Chaplains’ offices

We also play host to events and activities for both faith and non-faith groups such as craft groups, societies, therapeutic counselling and mindfulness sessions.

Our Faith Centre offers a unique space in the University for all groups to build positive relationships, including if you:

  • Are of faith or follow a religion
  • Are questioning, seeking, agnostic
  • Prefer not to define your spirituality in a specific way
  • Are not religious or have no faith

We gratefully accept donations to support the activities of the Faith Centre.

Upcoming events

We hold regular events during term time as well as one-off events. Keep an eye on our calendar to see what’s coming up.  All Faith Centre activities are remaining virtual until the Faith Centre can open safely. More frequent events will be held once we return to campus.

  • Regular Thursday Holy Communion Service (Anglican / Church of England) at 1pm
    An online half-hour service, which is a time of prayer and reflection followed by social conversation for those who are able to stay longer. Both students and staff are welcome to attend.
    Email
    faithcentre@salford.ac.uk for the link to the online event.
  • Faith-based societies through the Students’ Union are organising their own online events
    Find a society:
    https://www.salfordstudents.com/societies/culture
  • Find more information on the University Jewish Society working with Rabbi Danny Bergson on their Facebook page
  • Contact Chaplains directly for a chat or a virtual meeting request

Our staff

Our Chaplains and support team are appointed to serve all members of the University, whatever your convictions or beliefs. You can talk to a Chaplain about anything you like – we don’t just do religion – and all conversations are confidential. You can find out more in our Confidentiality Statement.

You are welcome to drop in at any time during opening hours and you can always contact us on faithcentre@salford.ac.uk or by using our Chaplains’ listed email addresses and phone numbers.

The Chaplaincy offers you:

  • Confidential advice and a ‘safe space’ to talk
  • Spiritual help at times of need or if you’d just like to explore ideas
  • Friendship and support
  • Information on places of worship for all faiths

Sister Teresa Wild

Sister Teresa Wild

Catholic Chaplain
Phone: 0161 295 5961
Email:
t.wild@salford.ac.uk
Bio:
I am a Franciscan Missionary of St Joseph and belong to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford. I enjoy meeting students and staff in the Faith Centre and around the campus. I like classical music and various crafts. I am interested in aspects of social justice and care of the environment. My office is on the first floor of the Faith Centre (FC116) at the top of the stairs from the main entrance. You are all very welcome to call in to say hello.

Imam Rashid Musa

Imam Rashid Musa

Muslim Chaplain
Phone: 0161 295 2683
Email:
r.musa@salford.ac.uk

Hi, I'm Imam Rashid, the Muslim chaplain. I have worked extensively in both academic and support capacities in F.E. and H.E. and in various prison and hospital chaplaincies.  In addition to my role as a Chaplain, I also lecture for different departments here at Salford and at religious and educational institutes across the country and abroad.  

As part of the chaplaincy team, we are all committed to help and support all staff and students of any faith and no faith and my role as the Muslim Chaplain involves representing Islam within the University community, raising awareness of Muslim students and staff, and identifying and responding to their specific pastoral, cultural and spiritual needs.

My hobby is following the premier league and I look forward to annual visits to the holy lands with my family. I cherish being visited by any member of our University community over a cup of tea or coffee at my office.

Reverend Helen Tomlinson

Reverend Helen Tomlinson

Anglican/Church of England Chaplain
Phone: 0161 295 4660
Email:
h.tomlinson2@salford.ac.uk

Hi. My name is Helen and I am the Anglican Chaplain here at the university Faith Centre.  As part of a multi-faith team, we offer support to both students and staff of any faith or none.  I was ordained priest in 2008 in the Manchester Diocese and have previously worked as a chaplain at the Christie Hospital.  I am also part of North Manchester deanery ministry team.  When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking, gardening and occasionally strumming my guitar.  I am happy to listen, chat and offer spiritual support to students or staff members accompanied by a brew and a biscuit!

Faith Centre colleagues

Hilary Hill
Faith Centre Coordinator
Phone: 0161 295 4432
Email:
faithcentre@salford.ac.uk
 

If you’d like to be a volunteer chaplain then we’d love to hear from you. We’re keen to engage with communities that aren’t currently represented in our team as we develop services and offer students and staff a diverse and cohesive experience at the Faith Centre. Please contact us at faithcentre@salford.ac.uk for more information.

Our spaces

We have various facilities across campus to meet the faith requirements of our university community.

  • Peel Park campus
    • Faith Centre, University Road (behind Chapman Building)
      Rooms: Chaplains’ offices, Chapel, Muslim Prayer Hall and Ablution facilities, quiet room, social space, kitchens, Multi-Faith Room, meeting rooms FC111 and FC112
      Opening hours: Faith Centre is currently closed for visits. We are operating virtually.
    • Maxwell Building
      Quiet Room 206
      Opening hours are the same as the building opening hours
  • Frederick Road campus
    • Allerton Building
      Quiet Rooms 321 and 324
      Opening hours are the same as the building opening hours
  • MediaCityUK campus
    • MCUK Building
      Quiet Room 324
      Opening hours are the same as the building opening hours

Making a room booking

We welcome all students and staff to use the faith spaces for faith-based activities. While the rooms exist for all to use, only meeting rooms FC111, FC112, Multi-Faith room are bookable.

Please note that this is a shared resource and is available on a first request, first served basis and the rooms may be unavailable at the times that you would like to use them.   

If you would like to book the Chaplaincy or Faith Centre for a faith-based activity please contact the Faith Team at faithcentre@salford.ac.uk.