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The Assistant Chaplain

The Rev'd Canon Neil Heavisides
The Rev'd Canon Neil Heavisides

The Rev'd Canon Neil Heavisides

Neil joined St John’s College as Assistant Chaplain in January 2018 and was also Assistant Chaplain here at St John's during the academic year 2015-16. Neil was ordained priest in 1976 and has served in the dioceses of Durham, Southwark and Salisbury as a parish priest, and until recently Residentiary Canon and Precentor at Gloucester Cathedral. His roots are in the North East of England and Scotland. He delights in reading novels and poetry and enjoys the fruits of creative cooking, drama and music of many varieties. During his time at Gloucester he has been very fortunate to have worked with a most distinguished group of musicians including John Sanders, David Briggs, Andrew Nethsingha and more recently Adrian Partington.

Spiritual Care

As a priest of the Church of England, Neil is available to discuss religious matters, whether personal or theoretical and to give help and advice in matters spiritual.

Pastoral Care (Student Welfare)

The Assistant Chaplain supports the College welfare structures by offering college members a person who will listen to their concerns, help them examine situations, offer advice or give practical help. Neil has no expectation that those who see him will have religious or Christian commitments, all are very welcome and Neil can be approached on any matter, however personal.

Contact Details

Tel: 01223 330866
Internal tel: 30866
E-mail: nch34@cam.ac.uk
Address: B3 New Court