Anglican Chaplaincy News

Marking the End of the Academic Year: The Leavers' Service

Friday 22nd July 2016

On Sunday 5th June the Chapel community, guests and visitors gathered for the final service of the academic year – The Leavers' Service – at the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel at Streatham Campus.

A beautiful selection of music was provided by the Chapel Choir, accompanied by the University Chamber orchestra. Addresses were given by Professor Christopher Southgate and Professor Tim Quine – Deputy VC (Education), and the service was also attended by Professor Grace Davie of the St Luke's College Foundation.

This academic year we have said farewell to clergy, members of the congregation, members of the choir, and friends of the Chapels who have all played a big part in the life of the Chapel community over the last few years:

  • Ruth Bailey
  • Danny Baker
  • Alister Brown
  • Jessica Brown
  • Andrew Eckert
  • Edward Farrow
  • Rosie Fellows
  • Jonathan Fleury
    (Sacristan, Mary Harris Chapel)
  • Alex Gordon
  • Adam Hill
  • Brother Michael Jerome
  • Revd Dr Sharon Jones
    (Assistant Chaplain, St Luke's Chapel)
  • Katie Masefield
  • Len Maurer
  • Cyrus Moghtadaii
  • Lucy Norman-Walker
    (Anglican Chaplaincy Pastoral Assistant)
  • Revd Dr Barry Norris
    (Honorary Priest, Mary Harris Chapel)
  • Gill Norris
  • Chloe Price
  • Wendy Randle
    (Anglican Chaplaincy Administrator)
  • Julia Robinson
  • Rowan Somerville
  • Rosie Spencer
  • Adam Spiers
  • Lauren Walker

We wish them all the very best for their future endeavours – and especially wish many congratulations to all who graduated last week and are now moving on to new adventures! We hope you will stay in touch.

New St Luke's Chaplain Appointed

Monday 9th May 2016

The St Luke's College Foundation Trustees are delighted to announce that the Reverend Hannah Alderson has been appointed as Vocations Development Officer for the Diocese of Exeter and the St Luke's Chaplain at the University of Exeter.

The appointment was announced in Hannah's Churches (Holy Trinity, Bridgwater and St Hugh's, Durleigh) and in the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel on the University's Streatham Campus on Sunday. The interviewing panel were both impressed by Hannah and delighted that she accepted the post when it was offered. She will work half-time for the Diocese and half-time for St Luke's.

The St Luke's Chaplain is a priest who serves the Chapel on St Luke's Campus and is a member of the University's Multifaith Chaplaincy team.

Hannah knows the University well, having graduated with a first in Theology from Exeter in 2008, and also having served as a Chaplaincy Assistant to the University's Lazenby Chaplain (then the Revd Charles Hadley) in 2007/8.

We hope that Hannah and her family will move to Exeter in late July/early August and look forward to welcoming her formally in the Autumn.