Accessing Support – University of Law

Chaplaincy services for the University of Law are located in the Emmanuel Centre, next to the Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane. A chaplain can also visit you in your office, home or other mutually agreed location. The Chaplaincy is here for staff and students.

Chaplains are available for drop-in visits and for appointments, and we have a 24/7 emergency phone service.

Use the Chaplaincy:

  • Whether you have a faith (Christian, Jewish, Muslim etc.) or have no religious beliefs.
  • When you need someone independent and confidential to talk to.
  • If you’re finding life difficult or you have a tricky decision to make.
  • If you have lost someone close to you.
  • If want to explore spirituality.

We will not try to make you religious, we are here to help you in any way that we can.

Chaplaincy Office: 343 5071,

24 Emergency: 07780 613862

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Lead Chaplain – Melvyn Kelly

Leeds Beckett Headingley campus, PRG07a

0113 812 2010

I joined the Chaplaincy team as Methodist Chaplain in September 2016.

Originally a solicitor, I joined the church, became ordained and moved to the sea-side town of Bridlington. For 21 years, I was the minister of churches in Bridlington then Ormskirk and I served in the Multifaith Chaplaincy at Edge Hill University.

As a chaplain, I’m always ready for a chat – about anything! I offer pastoral care to students and staff and encourage them to explore faith, spirituality and worship. Chaplaincy offers a perfect setting for building relationships between people of different faith traditions or none and exploring unity, peace, justice and love.

I love to do origami, which is acknowledged as an effective practice for mindfulness and wellbeing. I am married to Karen, have three grown-up children and five grandchildren and am kept busy by my eleven-year-old daughter.

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You can choose to see Melvyn or any of our chaplains, or ask to be referred to an advisor of another faith. Call the main office on 343 5071 to check availability or just drop in.

Jewish Chaplain – Rabbi Yochanan Pereira

Learn more about the Jewish Chaplaincy here

Contact Yochanan directly: