Teesside University is home to students from many different cultures and to people of all faiths and none. We value the diversity of our students and recognise that being able to practice your faith is an important part of the student experience.

Reverend Tessa Stephens is our University chaplain and is on campus from Tuesday to Thursday each week. Tessa offers pastoral support and a listening ear to students and staff. She is also on the staff at St Barnabas Church on Linthorpe Road. Tessa can be contacted on 01642 342708 or at

We also have two associate chaplains. Capt Dawn Anderson is our Salvation Army chaplain. She is usually on campus on Tuesdays and can be contacted at

Fr Stephen Maughan is our Roman Catholic chaplain. He is the parish priest of Sacred Heart church on Linthorpe Road. He can be contacted at

The chaplaincy service is for everyone.

The chaplaincy is a service for people of all faiths or none. It offers confidential, non-judgemental pastoral care and support to all staff and students within the University. We are available for personal conversations at mutually agreed times. You don't have to practice any particular faith to come to talk to us and it can be about any issue.

We offer:

  • support, friendship and time
  • information on meeting religious needs
  • social and cultural activities
  • links with the local community

We aim to:

  • encourage and help sustain a spiritual dimension to the lives of both staff and students of the University
  • bring about mutual understanding between those of different faiths and none.

Chaplaincy office

T: 01642 342708

The chaplaincy office is on the first floor of the Student Centre.

The University chaplain is the Reverend Rebecca Tyndall. She is usually in the University on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you would like to see Tessa please do ring to make an appointment or send an email to

You can like Rebecca on Facebook page.