College life presents so many opportunities - not only to work and study but to be enriched by the huge variety of people and backgrounds and traditions. It is a time to explore life and ask the big questions - why am I here? what is it all about?

The Chaplaincy is inter-denominational and exists to serve all members of the college – staff and learners – regardless of belief or background. Together with the Christian Union, the Chaplaincy provides opportunities to discover and deepen faith, and develop spiritually.

The chaplains are always ready to pray and discuss matters of faith or any personal concerns in confidence.

The College has a Quiet/Prayer Room at the main campus which is available to staff and students of all faiths and none for quiet reflection or prayer

About Us

Paul Smith-College Chaplain

Paul has worked at SGS College for many years, initially as Lecturer in Chemistry before being appointed Multi-faith coordinator. He is an Anglican layman and currently serves on the Diocesan Board of Education and St. Matthias Trust.


Javinder was appointed Chaplain by the Sikh faith community, represented by the Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Eastville, where Javinder is General Secretary.

 Kamlesh Chaplain by the Hindu faith community

Kamlesh was appointed Chaplain by the Hindu faith community, represented by the Bristol Hindu Temple, Redfield, Bristol where Kamlesh is Panditji.

Revd. Peggy Ludlow, Christian Chaplain 

Peggy was appointed Chaplain by the Christian faith community, represented by the Diocese of Gloucester, and has been the College Chaplain at Stroud for some years. She is Vicar of Rodborough in addition to a number of other Churches in the Stroud area. Peggy says '' I'm a good listener if you need a chat or someone to have a coffee with. I am usually around on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes in the Canteen at Stroud Campus ''

Mr. Rizwan Ahmed, Muslim Chaplain

Rizwan was appointed Chaplain by the Muslim faith community, represented by the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS), Easton, Bristol, where he actively promotes community cohesion and interfaith dialogue and is the Project Manager of the annual Islamic Cultural Fayre. Rizwan is currently Muslim Chaplain at the University of Bristol and a frequent contributor to the local media

Mr. Imran Hussein, Muslim Chaplain

Imran was appointed Chaplain by the Muslim faith community and holds the Certificate in Chaplaincy awarded by the Markfield Institute of Higher Education

Further details of the Multi-faith Chaplaincy at SGS College and to find out more what the chaplaincy does, visit their website at

The Chaplaincy is a place of hospitality, support, dialogue and reflection.

Contact Us

For futher information please contact us on:

  • Filton Avenue Campus:
    Paul Smith
    (College Chaplain)
    Learner Services Office,CG10
    T: 0117 909 2278
  • Stroud Campus:
    Rev Peggy Ludlow
    T: 01453 752659

Or alternatively email us to or visit the Chaplaincy Website.