Ecumenical Chaplain

  • Kate Rowley Harford serves as Ecumenical Chaplain at Oxford Brookes University.

    Kate works closely with other Chaplains to ensure that all staff and students are able to approach the Multifaith Chaplaincy for support - whether they have a faith or not. Kate's role is also to offer spiritual and pastoral support to anyone who works in, studies at, or visits the University. She is based at the Multifaith Chaplaincy rooms in Headington, and leads Soul Feast (1pm on Wednesdays), Meditation for Relaxation (12pm on Tuesdays) and Crafternoon Tea (1pm on Wednesdays) as well as coordinating other events in the Mulitfaith Chaplaincy and serving as secretary to the Multifaith Advisory Board. 

    Kate was ordained in November 2015 by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC). She has a particular interest in interfaith dialogue, queer and feminist theology, and theologies of suffering and mental health. Before ordination Kate worked with charities for young people across the UK, and homeless people in London. She actively works with LGBT+ asylum seekers within and beyond the church. Kate spends any and all time left over reading, knitting, and playing the flute. She is married to Emily and they live locally with their tortoiseshell cat, Mrs. Evadne Cake.

    Kate is available for a chat, a drink or to talk through any concerns you may have. She can be reached on (01865 48)4690 or You do not have to have any sort of faith or belief to use the services of the Chaplaincy, please feel free to visit.