St Peter’s House, Precinct Centre,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH
OFFICE HOURS : MON FRI 9AM – 5PM

CHAPLAINCY TO THE MANCHESTER UNIVERSITIES AND THE RNCM

What's on at St Peter's

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Mon 25th

Morning Prayer

September 25 at 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Mandarin Bible Study

September 25 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue 26th

Morning Prayer

September 26 at 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Breathing Space yoga class

September 26 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mandarin Film Night

September 26 at 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 27th

Morning Prayer

September 27 at 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Breathing Space yoga class

September 27 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Chinese Christian Fellowship

September 27 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 28th

Morning Prayer

September 28 at 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Bee Keeping

September 28 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Service of Commissioning for St Peter’s House

September 28 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Class

September 28 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri 29th

Morning Prayer

September 29 at 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Mandarin Fellowship

September 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 30th
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Sun 1st

St Peter’s Church

October 1 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Peter’s House People

The team at St Peter’s House is made up of chaplains, trustees, support staff, like-minded partners, honorary chaplains, student chaplaincy assistants, and many others who help keep our big building here and open for Manchester’s students and University staff.

There are a variety of ways that the team can offer support, and we’re always up for a chat about how you could get involved with St Peter’s House. Get in touch to find out who might best be able to meet your needs or answer your questions.

Revd Ben Edson

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Ben oversees the chaplaincy work, is the main link with the Universities, and makes sure that St Peter’s House is open and fit-for-purpose each day. He’s into the arts, Manchester music, football, family, beer… and is always pleased to have a break from being the Warden to chat about the big or little things of life.

Revd Caroline Ryder

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A trained counsellor and fitness instructor, Caroline is well placed to nurture both body and mind. With many years of chaplaincy experience in Universities, she is passionate about holistic wellbeing and supporting people in an academic context.

Revd Dr Adam Scott

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Revd Dr. Adam Scott: Adam is interested in the ways that faith, spirituality and psychology connect. As well as being a minister he is a chartered psychologist, who studied at the University of Manchester so has first-hand experience of life as a student in this city. He has a passion for community and connecting with people, and is available for students and staff who are facing challenging situations or exploring the life’s deeper questions.

Revd Shou-Hui Chung

Shou-Hui is from Taiwan, and her time at St Peter’s House has a focus on supporting the Mandarin-speaking community. Working inclusively with Mandarin speakers of all faiths, Shou-Hui creates spaces where those experiencing the challenges and opportunities of life in a new country can find community and explore faith.

Hannah Skinner

Hannah is our Director of Engagement and Development.  This means that Hannah is responsible for having bright ideas about how we can connect with staff and students of the Universities. Keeping her out of mischief currently is the major project of setting up our new social enterprise cafe – Milk & Honey.  She makes time alongside the paperwork for plenty of coffee sampling in the name of research…. it’s a tough job….

Gary Parkinson, St Peter’s House Administrator.

An author and green-fingered genius, Gary oversees all the St Peter’s House admin, bookings and day-to-day carry-on. He is also in charge of our community allotment, and (along with Ben) looks after the bees on the roof – so if you want to get involved with either of these areas of our shared life, drop him a line at the SPH office.

Nick Campbell, Honorary Chaplain.

As a Manchester University librarian, Nick knows the pressures of the academic world well. He is also involved in helping lead his local church, alongside working with St Peter’s House with a particular focus on supporting those within the LGBTQ communities.

Rev Ian Ruthford, Honorary Chaplain for the University of Law

Ian is the City Centre Minister based at Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter. Before entering the ministry Ian was a Commercial Solicitor for over 25 years so this makes him the ideal Chaplain for the University of Law. His interests include Architecture, Art, Rugby Union, Blues music and Japanese culture.

Rach Collins, SCM North West Regional Development Worker.

One of our partner organisations is SCM, and Rach is often based here at St. Peter’s house. Luckily Rach enjoys chatting to strangers, which helps pass the time on her many train trips to support students and chaplains around the North West – over 600 journeys last year!

Student Chaplaincy Assistants

Caleb, Merab and Anna are three brave souls who have taken up our challenge for students to come and work with us for a year, alongside their studies. They all have different skills and are generally excellent people in a variety of ways – if you want to find out how, come and meet them at St Peter’s House sometime!

By the way, this is an annual opportunity – so if you’re interested in joining us for a year (1 day per week, paid and fully supported alongside studies) get in touch for more information.

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