Freshers’ Fair was also the day when the new Chaplaincy team began working together. My new Catholic colleague Fr Miguel Desjardins came last month. He is a member of the French community ‘chemin neuf’. Another old friend is Rabbi Gavin Broder Chaplain to Jewish students in London. We meet during the year but saying ‘Hi’ at Freshers is now a nine year an annual ritual.
This year we have formed a team of visiting Chaplains and Faith Advsiors. The past three years has seen the emergence of Chaplaincy to Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist students. Yusuf Kaplan our Muslim Faith Advisor and Sachi Kishore have been assisting to with the Freshers Fair for the past two years. It was good to welcome Aloka Bikhu as our Buddhist advisor.