Faith support

Prayer and worship are happening online for some of our Faith groups. Contact the individual chaplain or representative for details. Times and events are published on the Faith Centre Facebook page where possible.

Please see the main University of Essex events page for details of all events including those linked to the Faith Centre.

Some of the Students' Union faith societies are also working to provide additional support to their members and others.

Colchester Campus

 Religion or denomination  Chaplain
Anglican (Christian) 

The Revd Sara Batts-N

07925 292175

Contact Sara for details of local Anglican churches. 



Colchester Buddhist Centre

Catholic (Christian)

Father Mark Swires

07843 758961

Chinese Christian Fellowship

Reverend Helen Wong and Pastor Stanley Wong and

07907 366592 (Helen) and 07858 029381 (Stanley)

Friends International

Tracy Moreton -

Islamic Islamic Society
Jewish Rabbi Elazar and University Jewish Chaplaincy
Methodist (Christian)

Rev John Allison - 01206 250465

Mr Phil Bingham - 01206 824267

Wivenhoe Methodist Church

Orthodox Christian

Mark Shillaker

07917 161295


Ecky Prolingheuer

There is further information about the chaplainschaplainschaplains and the religions and groups they represent.

Loughton Campus

Information about faith services in Loughtonfaith services in Loughtonfaith services in Loughton.

Southend Campus

Denomination Chaplain

Rev Cherry Sandover - St Marks Church, Southend-on-Sea

St Mark the Evangelist Southend Facebook

Catholic (Christian)

Fr Mark Swires 07843 758961