Chaplaincy Assistant Scholarship


  • Assist the College chaplain in preparing and running twice weekly choral services (currently Thursday evening and Sunday mornings or evenings) (training provided) 
  • Take an active part in the weekday lunchtime prayer services (on a rota with others) 
  • Recruit volunteers for a termly readers and servers rota (support & training from the chaplain) 
  • Assist the chaplain in advertising chapel and chaplaincy services 
  • Attend termly chapel/chaplaincy planning meetings  
  • Assist in occasional chaplaincy events (e.g., film evenings, discussion groups, special seasonal services/events) 
  • Assist the chaplain in arranging an annual Chaplaincy Weekend Retreat  


Essential qualities 

  • Comfortable to work within the Anglican tradition of the College chapel 
  • Good communicator  
  • Collaborative team player 
  • Ability to 
  • work collaboratively with the College chaplain and chapel musicians  
  • work collaboratively with members of all College common rooms 
  • represent the values of the College and chaplaincy (see College website for College values) 

Desirable qualities (but not pre-requisite) 

  • Working knowledge of Anglican worship  

Personal Attributes 

  • Friendly and approachable with a good sense of humour 
  • Professional, organised and reliable in all aspects of the role. 


Scholarship Value (2024-25 Academic Year): £300 (paid in termly instalments) 


Prospective applicants must:

Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS.

Stage 2: applicants must specify St Chad’s College as their first choice College when asked for their College preferences by Durham University.

Stage 3: submit to St Chad’s College via email (

  • an application including a personal statement of not more than 1,000 words describing how you feel you are fitted to this role, along with an outline of how you feel the experience will benefit your own personal development.
  • a character reference from one of your teachers or chaplain/minister of religion, as appropriate, in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains their name, position, contact details and your full name.

Application Deadline: 21 April 2024

Interviews: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: The Rev’d David Rushton, College chaplain (