Buxton Chaplaincy - Faith and religion - University of Derby

Buxton Chaplaincy

4 Chaplains sitting at the table

Welcome to the Chaplaincy!

We’re a friendly bunch of Chaplains from a range of different Christian backgrounds, plus Abdullah, the Muslim Chaplain.  We’re here to offer support, encouragement and a confidential listening ear to staff and students of all faiths and none.  We put on social events to help people make friends, organise times of prayer and worship and are here to help in any ways we can.

You’ll find the Chaplaincy office at the top of Clarendon House, room CL 301.  Nearby there’s a prayer room that anyone can use at any time (CL306), and the Oasis Space (CL303) is for anyone who’s looking for a bit of peace and quiet.  You can make hot drinks there, relax and chill!

Do call by – as Chaplains we’re particularly interested in the spiritual side of life, but we like getting to know students regardless of their beliefs, we love to talk, and we’re always looking for an excuse to get the kettle on! 

If you’d prefer to make an appointment, please contact us on 01298 330376 or chaplains@derby.ac.uk  

Abdullah is based in Derby, but visits Buxton regularly. Get in touch with Abdullah on 01332  592815 or a.muhammad@derby.ac.uk

The Chaplaincy team are (from left to right in picture at the top of the page):

  • Don Lavery – Catholic Chaplain
  • Ali Mackenzie – Anglican Lay Chaplain
  • Ingrid Keith – Chaplaincy Co-ordinator and Ecumenical Chaplain
  • Rev Hilary Benson – Anglican Chaplain
  • Abdullah Muhammad – Muslim Chaplain