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We work with a number of Further Education (F.E) Colleges by offering Anglican chaplaincy to students and young people and we also work closely with colleagues in the Parish Development and Evangelism team to support youth ministry.

Colleges and Universities

The Diocesan Board of Education seeks to support the presence of Anglican chaplains in our Further Education colleges and Secondary schools across the Diocese.

There are three Universities within the Diocese of Guildford: The University of Surrey (Guildford), Royal Holloway University of London (mainly in Egham) and the University of Creative Arts (Surrey campus in Farnham).

RHUL also has a well established chaplaincy service and the Anglican chaplain is Revd Cate Irvine. RHUL is a non-denominational University with an outstanding chapel and a leading Chapel choir. Cate can be contacted at:

The University of Creative Arts has a number of campuses across the south east. Its base in Farnham has long been an established part of local life – formally as Farnham Art College. At present, there is no formal chaplaincy service. The Christian Union can be contacted via the UCA Student Union website.

Degree level qualifications are also available through NESCOT, the Guildford College Group, Farnborough College of Technology and Brooklands College.

The Board of Education has commissioned a Higher Education Group to support the work of our chaplains and engage in issues affecting the HE sector. Contact the Diocesan Director of Education for more information.

For students looking for information about Christian groups in their chosen University or Higher Education institution see or

For more information on Chaplaincy provision contact the Diocesan Director of Education at:

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