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Pastoral Care

Your Tutor takes an interest in your well-being and progress and can offer help and advice on any matter — academic, financial, personal and social. The College Chaplaincy Team are available for spiritual support.

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Wolfson's Tutors are the lynchpin of the College's pastoral system. All students are assigned a Tutor on arrival, and Tutors meet their tutees both collectively and individually as part of the induction process. They keep regular office hours during term and can also make individual appointments outside those hours by appointment.

Tutors are not specialists within your academic field, but are there to provide advice and practical help on all non-academic matters, and are also a valuable source of official signatures on forms, institutional references and other forms of assistance with Cambridge bureaucracy. We take confidentiality seriously, and what you tell your Tutor about any particular personal issue or situation will remain confidential to your Tutor and (if necessary) the Senior Tutor.

The formal role of Tutors in relation to students differs slightly between postgraduates and undergraduates, but all students should regard their Tutor as an important resource and source of support. Although your personal Tutor will deal sensitively with any issue, if you would prefer to discuss a particular matter with any other Tutor, you are welcome to contact them.

Chaplaincy Team

Wolfson has a team of ecumenical chaplains, who are on hand to provide a listening ear and support to College members on request.

The Revd Rachel Rosborough

Rachel is Priest in Charge (Vicar) of St Mark’s, which is the parish church for Wolfson. She came to Cambridge in July 2017 from a group of parishes in the Cotswolds. She is married to Sam and they have two teenage children. She is happy to see students who would like to talk to her. 

Email: Revd Rosborough
Tel: 01223 845634

The Revd Dr Geoffrey Cook (Roman Catholic Chaplain)

The Revd Dr Geoffrey Cook is honorary Roman Catholic chaplain to Wolfson. Life Fellow and former Vice-Master of St Edmund's College, he was ordained deacon in 1978 for service of the newly erected Catholic Diocese of East Anglia. He chairs the Diocesan Commission for Dialogue & Unity and is Chairman of Shared Churches (Ely) Limited, the ecumenical body responsible for building and ownership of Church centres in the new townships in the County. He is delighted to join with the Anglican and Free Church Chaplains in organizing the termly service of Christian worship and to meet members of the College at the reception after the service.

Tel: 01223 351650

Mordechai and Lea Taragin-Zeller (University Jewish Chaplains)

Jewish students are invited to contact Mordechai and/or Lea.
Email Mordechai
Email Lea

Tim Winter (University Muslim Chaplain)

Muslim students are invited to contact Tim.

Termly worship

The Anglican, Roman Catholic and Free Church Chaplains (currently Geoffrey and Oliver) organise a Christian service of worship in College once a term (at which the Choir sings), and an Advent carol service at St Mark's Church.

For further details, see the Music Events.

Wolfson is multicultural, and members respect the traditions of others. Different faith traditions have their own meetings, which are advertised on the College noticeboard in the main corridor of Bredon House. Contact details for University Islamic, Jewish and Buddhist societies are also included there.