The 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.


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Nikki is one of our Chaplaincy Services Managers. Nikki looks after enquiries and questions about Chaplaincy groups and events, and helps direct people to a chaplain. Nikki is part of the support work that enables the team of 18 chaplains to work together to serve the 4 Universities of Leeds. She also liaises with different churches and external groups we have links with, like Forward Leeds and UCCF. As an alumnus of Leeds University, (Chemical engineering 1994!), Nikki really enjoys being back within the University community and hopefully giving something back! Any queries about groups, one to one support, or chaplaincy services please email or check out our Facebook page Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds.

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 2021-2022

Annual Report 2020 -21

Annual Report 2019-20

Annual Report 2018-19

Annual Report 2017-18


The Universities’ Chaplaincy in Leeds Social Media Guidelines are available to view here:
Social Media Guidelines

The Chaplaincy Trust is a registered charity and is listed with Companies House.
REGISTERED COMPANY NUMBER: 03848337 (England and Wales)
Registered Office: Emmanuel Centre, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JT