We’re always available to talk to so why not pop in and see us in the Chapel or the Chapel rooms in the Students’ Union Building. Or if you have any queries, questions, or information you require, please contact our Chaplaincy team using any of the following methods:
Tel: 01522 583604
Chaplain and Chaplaincy
Bishop Grosseteste University
We will be happy to help in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Meet the Chaplaincy Team
Here is a brief introduction to the members of our 2015/2016 team:
Dr Peter Green
Dean of Chapel and Chaplain
Hello, I am Peter and I’m a Priest ordained in the Church of England. I served in parish ministry in the diocese of Worcester (in Pershore and Dudley) before moving to Lichfield diocese to become a parish priest in Wednesbury and Rural Dean of West Bromwich. I then moved into school chaplaincy and became the full time residential chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at Abbots Bromley School in Staffordshire. I’ve been a pretty fanatical Open University student since 1999 and I have a research specialism in the ideas of the philosopher Slavoj Žižek and the weird and wonderful fiction of the 18th century clergyman, Laurence Sterne. If you want a flavour of his stuff, watch A Cock and Bull Story starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon which is an attempt to make a movie out of Tristram Shandy – I was consulted about how to do the baptisms in that film!
Hello I am Kate! I am the Chaplaincy Administrator and have been at BGU for over a year now. I have previously worked as a Primary school teacher and as the Tutor/Supervisor at Boston Citizen’s Advice Bureau. I have four sons ranging in age from 21 to 31 and have lots of experience of university from both the parental and the student side. You can find me in the Chaplaincy Office, upstairs in the Student’s Union building. Feel free to come and have a cuppa and biscuits any time – you are always welcome to have a chat or just sit and relax! Looking forward to meeting you.
Our Student Team
Student Chaplaincy Worker
Hello, I’m Ryan and I am the Student Chaplaincy worker for Faith and Spirituality at BGU. I am thoroughly enthusiastic about my role and look forward to meeting and working alongside all of you this academic year. I myself am a second year student studying Theology & Ethics with History.
My role as your Student Chaplaincy worker is to ensure the advance of both formal and informal worship, to cater for all Faith groups at BGU and to also make all Faith and Worship events more accessible and appealing to you, our BGU community. I look forward to speaking to our new students from this Freshers’ week and really building up a knowledge of the needs and wants of fellow students, letting you know that the Chaplaincy is here for you. If you see me around please feel free to stop me for a chat or give me any suggestions regarding Faith & Spirituality at BGU, I am very approachable!
Building and Shaping Community
Hi my name is Tom and I am a second year student studying music and education at BGU, and loving every part of it. My role within the chaplaincy team involves getting to know the students and staff at BGU and providing many opportunities for them to come together. We’d love to see you at one of our many events. Let me know if you have any ideas about what you would like from your chaplaincy or just stop me to say hello. The main thing our chaplaincy can offer to you is a friendly smile and a listening ear because we want to create a family atmosphere on campus. You will find our door always open with a hot cup of tea and a biscuit or two.
Hospitality and Companionship
Hell, my name is Chloe and I am a third year student studying Education Studies and History. I am also part of the BGSU exec team as secretary for the British Sign Language Society, so feel free to ask questions about my course or the BS society. I am a very passionate about helping students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or have any special educational needs. Therefore, after my degree I wish to study for a PGCE and become a teacher in a school which specifically helps children with special educational needs.
My role in the Chaplaincy is hospitality and companionship. This requires me to organise events throughout the year which result in bringing students and staff from different courses or departments together. Studying a course at university can sometimes be highly challenging and it is one of my main responsibilities to make all students feel welcome and organise events to help students relax during stressful assignment or exam periods.
You can find me in the student common room on alternate Wednesday afternoons where I serve free tea and toast to hungry students and staff. Come and join us in the Snug for our monthly sandwich club where we serve free sandwiches, cookies and cupcakes. Our Chaplaincy also provides a range of different hospitality events throughout the year so I look forward to meeting you at one of our social events.