Administrators and Chaplaincy Trust


The Chaplaincy office is straight in front when you come in to the Emmanuel Centre. There is someone there from 9am to 5pm Monday – Friday, year round. If there is no-one in the office, look for a sign on the door saying where we are and when we’ll be back.

We can help you make appointments, join in activities, give you lots of information and we are friendly if you just want to have a cup of tea and a chat. We also collect lost property.


Katherine Norman
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Chaplaincy Service Manager since March 2015. Katherine is based at the Chaplaincy office in the Emmanuel Centre. Previous to working at the Chaplaincy Katherine worked for a number of Charities in Leeds.

Katherine works part-time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Emmanuel Centre office G.09

0113 343 5071


Nerys Notley Photo
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Chaplaincy Service Manager since July 2016 as maternity cover for Katherine, Nerys has spent 20 years in education as a teacher and school leader. She has experience of a diverse range of cultures and faith traditions having lived and worked in Yemen, the UAE and Hong Kong.

Nerys plays violin and viola and is the leader of the White Rose Orchestra.

Emmanuel Centre office G.09 or or

0113 343 5071

The Chaplaincy Trust

The Chaplaincy is administered by the Universities in Leeds Chaplaincy Trust, a group of Christian churches in West Yorkshire that have entered into a formal arrangement to provide chaplaincy services to the universities in Leeds. As a collective, they agree the budget for the Chaplaincy and its goals. Each Christian denomination within the Trust appoints a Trustee to the Board and, if possible, a minister to serve as Chaplain. The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University also have representatives on the Board of Trustees.

We aim to deliver services in these areas:

1. Pastoral Care

a) Personal Support

b) Crisis and bereavement care

c) International students

2. Spirituality

a) Inter-faith work to increase understanding between people of different faiths

b) Worship and other religious events

c) Spiritual development

3) Ethics

4) Community building

5) Advice on matters of faith to the universities’ senior managers.

The Annual report of the Chaplains to the Trust is available to view here:

Annual Report


The Chaplaincy Trust is a registered charity and is listed with Companies House.

REGISTERED COMPANY NUMBER: 03848337 (England and Wales)


Registered Office: Emanuel Centre, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JT