Faith services available over the winter break

The University has a number of Chaplains and Associate Chaplains who provide pastoral and faith support to staff and students. All the chaplains are friendly, approachable and willing to talk about anything from exploring faith and spirituality to pastoral care.

Below you’ll find further details about how to contact them, and events and services taking place over the next few weeks.

Muslim Chaplaincy

Muslim Chaplain: Sheik Zane Abdo

The Abdullah Quilliam Mosque (8-10 Brougham Terrace, Liverpool L6 1AE) has published its December prayer timetable. Further details can be found on their website:

We also have a University Muslim Prayer Room based on the lower ground floor of the Sydney Jones Library. The room is a purpose-built facility to meet the needs of our Muslim Community with wudhu, storage and prayer room facilities. This facility is open to all students and staff of the University of Liverpool, however, you must have a valid University or Library ID card to enter. All uses of the Muslim Prayer Room must abide by the Muslim Prayer Room Usage Guidelines. Over the winter break, the Muslim Prayer Room is open according to the Sydney Jones Library Opening Hours. Please visit the Library website for up to date information.

Jewish Chaplaincy

Jewish Chaplian: Rabbi Natan Fagelman
Tel: 07541368656

You can find further information about services available over the winter break on the Allerton Synagogue and Princes Road Synagogue sites.

Anglican Chaplaincy

Anglican Chaplain: Hannah Padfield#
Tel: 07453367202

Please see table below for the activities, events and services taking place across various locations throughout the winter break period.

Activity Where  When
Christmas Tree Festival St Bride’s Church (In the grounds of the church)

Percy Street 

28 November – 3 January

Any time

Christingle Service St Michael’s Church

Upper Pitt Street

Thursday 23 December

12 noon

Nativity Service St Dunstan’s Church

Earle Road

Christmas Eve (24 December)


Celebration St Barnabas Church

Penny Lane

Christmas Eve (24 December)


Bethlehem Midnight Service St Bride’s Church

Percy Street

Christmas Eve (24 December)


Late Night Communion St Barnabas Church

Penny Lane

Christmas Eve (24 December)


Christmas Day Service St James in the City Church

Upper Parliament Street

Christmas Day (25 December)10.30am-11.30am
Christmas Day Service St Barnabas Church

Penny Lane

Christmas Day (25 December) 10am-11am
Christmas Day Service All Saints Church Kensington

Sheil Road

Christmas Day (25 December) 10.30am
Sunday Services St James in the City Church Sunday 2 January 10.30am and 4pm

Catholic Chaplaincy

Catholic Chaplain: Farther Neil Ritchie
Tel: 0151 709 3858

Our Catholic Chaplaincy will be listing the services for St Philip Neri Church in Catharine Street on their website. Keep checking for further details and times.

Many of the local Catholic churches in Liverpool will be arranging Christmas services, take a look at the full listings here:

Methodist Chaplaincy

Methodist Chaplain: Laura Burton

Elm Hall Drive Methodist Church will be holding services in person and via zoom throughout the winter break period. Keep checking their website for further details.