Faith and pastoral support

Goodenough College is a warm and welcoming community for people of all faiths and none, offering each Member a nurturing, safe environment in which to live and study.

On-site Staff

College Director Rebecca Matthews, College Dean Dr Alan McCormack, Registrar Caroline Persaud and College Chaplain the Revd Jennie Hogan all live at the College and are here to provide pastoral support and care to all our Members.

Each House has its own House Administrator, as well as friendly Reception Teams who are always happy to help. We also have two Community and Welfare Officers on our Members’ Council who work alongside the Chaplain to provide support for Members in times of need. Our annual Mental Health Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of good mental health through talks, events and workshops.

Religious Clubs and Societies

The College funds many religious Clubs and Societies, such as the Jewish Society, Muslim Society and Christian Society. We encourage Members to create new Clubs and Societies which reflect their faith and beliefs. Our celebrations of Diwali and Eid are some of the biggest of the College year.

We also hold an Interfaith Spirituality Week, as part of National Interfaith Week, which includes talks, visits to places of worship and musical concerts related to many different faiths and beliefs. This reflects the extraordinary diversity of the College and provides Members with opportunities to learn about many different religions during their time at Goodenough.