The Diocese has links with the Chaplains to the various hospitals, prisons, universities and colleges in the region, including those beyond the Diocesan borders to which people might travel.
HMP Berwyn Chaplaincy Team
HMP Berwyn is an adult male category C prison located in Wrexham industrial estate.
Berwyn operates a multifaith chaplaincy team, representing all major faiths and Christian denominations. The chaplaincy exists to provide spiritual and pastoral care for everyone involved with the prison, including the Men in our custody, staff and visitors, regardless of faith or lack of faith. We seek to provide hope and normality for all involved in the criminal justice system and guide the men through a culture of rehabilitation. The chaplaincy provides worship and religious study for all the major faiths and Christian worship in both English and Welsh. The Anglican Chaplain is the Revd Alan Pierce-Jones.
Coleg Cambria Chaplaincy Team
Coleg Cambria Chaplaincy was formed in August 2013 following the merger of Deeside College (including Northop College, Llysfasi College and Wrexham Training) and Yale College, Wrexham (including Bersham Road).
Revd Martin Batchelor, Vicar of Bistre heads up the Coleg Cambria Chaplaincy team which also includes Under 25’s Officer Tim Feak, Revd Sally Baird, Revd Dot Gosling and Ken Massey. Completing the team are Revd Robin Fox from the Methodist Church, and Cathy Williams from Wrexham.
There is also a Chaplaincy Coordinator, Ruth Holden. The Chaplains are available for students and staff alike for spiritual and pastoral support and are based in student services.
Glyndŵr University CHAPLAINCY TEAM
The Chaplaincy team at Glyndwr University includes representatives from many mainstream churches (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Free Evangelical, Methodist and Quaker) and other faiths such as Islam and Paganism.
The Anglican Chaplains are the Revd Phil Bettinson, Revd Gary Windon and Ken Massey, who mainly works on the Northop Campus.
The Chaplaincy team organises a range of activities including debates, Bible studies, foodbank collections, mindfulness sessions and Fairtrade events, as well as participating in a range of wellbeing and equalities related events around the University.
The team offer one-to-one support to any student or staff member requesting it, regardless of faith. Its services are open to all people not just followers of a particular religion.
The Chaplaincy Office is open Monday – Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm every week (in and out of term time). The Quiet Space is open from 7am – 6pm every weekday. It’s a small, plain room that all are welcome to use for prayer, meditation, or just to take a few minutes of peace in a busy day.
To contact the chaplaincy service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Both the Chaplaincy Office and the Quiet Room are in the Student Guild Building on the main Mold Road campus. We are working to increase services on our Regent St, Northop and London Campuses too – staff and students at these locations should ask at reception if they require a Quiet Room or Chaplaincy Support.
We’re being encouraged to support our chaplains in the NHS who are more and more being asked to justify their roles. Please see the sidebar for some advice. This has been adapted from the Bishop of London’s webpage.