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Receive guidance from our Chaplains, regardless of your beliefs.


Receive guidance from our Chaplains, regardless of your beliefs.






Rev Sampson Knight

Senior Chaplain
or Lincoln Anglican/Rolleston Church -

021 335 168

03 423 0515

Ani Kartikasari

Associate Chaplain

022 619 6922

03 423 0515

Graeme Young

Associate Chaplain

021 0320 115

03 423 0515

Flora Wang

Assistant Chaplain

03 423 0515

Jono Williams

Assistant Chaplain

03 4230515

What is a Chaplain?

A Chaplain supports spiritual and emotional wellbeing, helping people to balance their inner needs with the requirements of the world around us.

They meet the need of the moment, usually through listening and prayer.

Chaplains may also function as advocates and help with non-medical aegrotats.

Who we are here for

We support everyone in the Lincoln University community, including students and staff.

We are Christian-based but support people from all faith backgrounds and denominations, as well as those without a religious affiliation.

We are here to accompany you according to your needs.

What we do


• Provide pastoral care, supporting the emotional wellbeing of students and staff

• Facilitate dialogue between faith and academic disciplines

• Help build a caring community on campus

• Nurture the person as a whole, taking into account not only their academic work but also their life journey

• Offer a listening ear and a safe place to talk over personal, work or study concerns

• Provide support during times of crisis, stress, and anxiety, as a result of grief, homesickness, loneliness, family and relationship concerns, employment issues and other difficult situations

• Officiate occasional services at events such as weddings, funerals, memorial services and house blessings

• Help with non-medical aegrotat applications.

The Chaplains' service is confidential and impartial.

English Conversation Fun Classes

Thursday 12.00pm-1.00pm: Open to students and spouses (please bring your children along too and bring your lunch if you would like). This is an informal opportunity to improve your English. Held in room 003 on the ground floor of the Hobson Building, it is a free class run by the Chaplaincy Team here at the university. For further information, please email Chaplain Sampson Knight at or phone 03 423 0514 or 021 335 168.

Chat Room – you talk, we listen

We often have the Chat Room (you talk, we listen) table open from 12-1.30pm weekdays in the student space, Grounded Café. Look for the big blue and yellow sign.

Spiritual journey guidance – prayer and support

We offer:

• Introduction to Christianity programmes
• Free Bibles in nine languages
• Worship services, pastoral events and topical seminars
• Social outings for international students
• Support for Christian groups.



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Where to find us

The Chaplains' offices are in the Hudson Building, ground floor, rooms 002 (at the Mrs O's end of the block).

We have a chapel/quiet space in room 003, opposite the office on the ground floor, south end.

Peace, Sampson – Senior Chaplain 🙂