Chaplaincy Team

Mission Statement

The Chaplaincy Team at Bangor University is affiliated to and works with Student Services to offer, on a multi-faith basis, pastoral care and support to both students and staff of the University.

Belonging to different faith traditions, the team meets regularly to ensure a coordinated approach to faith matters whilst respecting the different beliefs and traditions we hold.

What do we do?

  • We are here to listen, to pray with you, to discuss matters of life and faith with you and offer spiritual guidance or mentoring.
  • If you have questions about faith-related issues, we’ll do our best to help you find an answer.
  • If you are going through a tough time we are there if you need someone to accompany you.
  • We are there to help and advise the University in matters of faith.
  • We organize (or help to organize) several events in the university calendar.
  • Members of the Team also take an active role in developing and supporting a faith community within our own tradition.
  • We liaise with other faith groups in the local area.

What we don’t do!

  • We are non-judgmental in our approach -both to the institution and to individuals.
  • We do not proselytize - whilst we are here to enable spiritual growth and accompaniment on your faith journey we will not seek to convert.

You can contact the Chaplaincy Team on or speak to an individual Chaplain through the contacts below.

Roman Catholic and Chaplaincy Team Co-Ordinator

Catholic Chaplaincy, Tŷ Acwin, College Road, Bangor
Sunday Mass at Our Lady and St James Church, Holyhead Road 10am and 5pm.                                                                   

Mass (with food and CathSoc) on Thursday, 6.30pm in the Chaplaincy


Ray Bayliss
01248 353777


St John's Methodist Church (next to Lidl), Bangor      

Bangor Methodist meet each Sunday evening (during term time) between 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm for fun, food, films and fellowship at St John’s Methodist Church.


Rev. John Hughes
01248 352015

Welsh Evangelical

Capel y Ffynnon, Lower Penrallt Hill, Bangor
Sunday Services 10am and 6pm


Revd Dafydd Job
01248 361117

Eastern Orthodox Church

Wales Orthodox Mission, 11 Manod Road, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 4DE
Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10.30am at the Church of All Saints of Wales, Blaenau Ffestinog, LL41 4AF


The Very Revd Archimandrite Father Deiniol
01766 831272 /



Dr Sibani Roy
01492 530110



Prof. Nathan Abrams
Professor of Film Studies, School of Music and Media
01248 382196

Church in Wales [Church of England]

Anglican Chaplaincy, Tŷ Deniol, Cathedral Office, Diocesan Centre, Cathedral Close, Bangor
Sunday Service at 11.00am and Monday Service 6.30pm.


Canon Nathan Jarvis
01248 354999


The Awakened Heart Sangha, The Hermitage, Ynys Graianog, Criccieth LL52 0NT
Daily meditation sessions online:


Pati Bielak-Smith, MA
01766 530839 / 07521872000

Assemblies of God (AOG)

Assemblies of God Bangor Pentecostal Church, Prince’s Road Bangor LL57 2BD
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. (followed by fellowship lunch)
Sunday Gospel Service, 6:30 p.m.
House Groups, mid-week (designated homes in local area)
Healing Service, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Open Air Meeting, 12:00 p.m., the first Saturday of the Month, (Outside on Bangor High Street – normally at the town centre clock)


Dr. Tanya Herring
01248 361286