A chaplain is an ordained minister of any religious denomination who works for an institution such as a university, hospital or prison service rather than within their specific faith-based organisation. They look after the religious and spiritual needs of all those who attend the particular institution. At Birmingham we employ a number of full-time and part-time chaplains.
Chaplaincy is the term we use at the University to describe the place where our chaplains work and can also refer to the buildings where worship or other faith events take place. As our chaplains come from many different faith backgrounds, Birmingham has a Multi-faith Chaplaincy.