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Who is at the Centre?

We are located next to the Media Factory

Address:

Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre
Kirkham Street
Preston PR1 2XQ

Andrew Clitherow

Andrew Clitheroe

Anglican Chaplain
Andrew Clitherow
Telephone: 01772 892615
Email: candrew@uclan.ac.uk


My name is Andrew Clitherow and I have been an ordained priest in the Church of England for forty years during which time I have served in a variety of posts.

I am the author of several books on Christian prayer and spirituality, ministry and theology and as a member of the Chaplaincy Team at UCLan I offer pastoral and spiritual support to those of all faiths and none both in Oasis and around the campus.

Vasi Bhayat

vasi

Muslim Chaplain / Faith Adviser
Imam Vasiyyullah Bhayat
Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre
(find me at Oasis Mondays - Fridays from 11am - 1pm)
Tel: (01772) 892602 / 892615
Email: VBhayat@uclan.ac.uk


I joined the University in January 2007 after completing my BA in Islamic Theology. As well as serving as an Imam in one of Preston’s largest Mosques, I am also a contemporary Muslim Scholar who provides spiritual support and confidential pastoral care to students and staff of the University.

I have successfully been qualified in the field of Islamic Counselling from Markfield Institute in Leicester and can confidently advise students and staff on a range of Islamic contemporary issues such as spirituality, marriage, drugs & alcohol addictions and other social and domestic issues.

Uzair Hansrot

uzair

Supporting Muslim Chaplain
Uzair Hansrot
Telephone: 01772 892615
Email: uhansrot@uclan.ac.uk


I am Uzair Hansrot the supporting Muslim chaplain. After graduating with a BA in Islamic Theology from a renowned Islamic institute in South Africa in 2007, I served in the Isle of Man as an Imam and tutor for 4 years.

My connections are with the second largest mosque in Preston. My role as a chaplain at UCLan, as well as providing pastoral care and help with issues for students and staff, involves support and guidance for international students and coordinating the Friday prayers.

Anne Walmsley

Anne Walmsley
Buddhist representative on the chaplaincy team
Email: AWalmsley6@uclan.ac.uk


I have a background in teaching, initially in comprehensive schools, but then established and ran a pre school nursery for some thirty years. I joined Cham Tse Ling Buddhist group at UCLan in 2001, taking refuge as a Buddhist in 2002. On my retirement from teaching I joined the team at Oasis in 2018, glad to be of some service to the Uni which has hosted Cham Tse Ling since 1998, and privileged to be able to continue the tradition of having a Buddhist representative on the chaplaincy team. I’m available at Oasis on a Thursday, when there is a meditation session at 12.00pm, and a meeting of Cham Tse Ling at 7.30pm.

The group has its origins in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, but welcomes practitioners from all Buddhist schools, and anyone who is interested in coming along and finding out more. We follow the non sectarian approach of our patron His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We have an active programme of visiting teachers throughout the year.

Roger Kendle

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chaplain
Dr Roger Kendle
Telephone: 01772 929444
Email: rjkendle@uclan.ac.uk


I have a degree in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters degree from Manchester University, and a Doctorate from Salford University. I was an academic at UCLan for 38 years primarily teaching business management.
I am a Principal Examiner for Cambridge University International A Level Examinations which involves setting, marking and managing exam papers.

I have been a lay Minister for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at local and regional levels and have represented the Church on the Chaplaincy Team for the past 11 years.

John Hughson

John Hughson

Orthodox Christian Church
Professor John Hughson
Email: jehughson@uclan.ac.uk

The Oasis Faith and Spiritual Centre at the University of Central Lancashire provides a point of contact for students of all Orthodox Christian backgrounds. It can also provide a starting point for non-Orthodox students interested to learn about Orthodox Christianity.

The nearest Orthodox Christian Church to the University of Central Lancashire, Preston Campus, is the Orthodox Church of ‘the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God and Saint Silouan the Athonite’ (Romanian Orthodox) on Harewood Rd. www.parohiapreston.org.uk/en/address
The Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles (Greek Orthodox), Leyland Lane, Leyland, holds all services in English and has a particularly diverse congregation made up of people across the range of Orthodox backgrounds, as well as British converts to Orthodox Christianity. www.holy-apostles.org.uk