The Reverend Megan Daffern
As Chaplain and Welfare Officer, I am here for everyone in College - students, fellows and staff, of any faith or of none. Many students come to me for advice with problems, support in times of crisis, or just to have a listening ear as they think through important issues in their lives.
As Chaplain, I have responsibility for running the chapel services. Our main service is Sunday Evensong at 5.45 pm, where we have excellent visiting preachers and fabulous music from the choir. I also seek to encourage the Christian community within the College beyond the walls of the Chapel: I do this through giving my support to the various Christian groups such as the Catholic Society and the Christian Union. You will find information about these activities and events on the Chapel pages. In general I try to help everyone deepen their spiritualities, their faiths, and learn to appreciate one another. The Chapel is a quiet place within the heart of College - it is open for all members of College to go for space in the midst of a busy day.
As Welfare Officer, I am here to support any junior member of College in any way I can. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss any matter, big or small. My availability for Welfare support is advertised in the Welfare Leaflet and outside the Chaplain's study (room XIV.2). I can also be contacted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (01865 279757).
MA in Classics at Exeter College, Oxford
MA in Theology and Religious Studies at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
CTh in Theology for Ministry at Wescott House, Cambridge
I am presently studying for a part-time DPhil at Exeter College in Theology, with particular reference to the linguistic theology of memory in the Psalms.
Before coming to Jesus College, I was Curate of the Rugby Team Ministry in the Diocese of Coventry.
Music (singing, playing violin, flute, and piano, listening to recordings and attending concerts), entertaining, theatre, visual arts, literature, Classics, museums and places of historic interest, places of natural beauty, travel, needlework and lace-making, swimming, walking, and good food and wine.
See the Chapel pages for information about services and events in chapel.