About Us

About the Chaplaincy

Though our Board of Directors includes representatives of Manchester Airport and a number of associated companies, airlines and other agencies as well as faith communities, the Chaplaincy is entirely independent of the airport, airlines or handling agents, so we are able to respond to situations of need in which it might be inappropriate or difficult for commercial companies to offer assistance.

Our small but committed team of chaplains and Airport Care Team volunteers provides a 24/7 response 365 days a year for staff colleagues, passengers and visitors.

Manchester Airport Chaplaincy is a Registered Charity No 1074781 and company limited by guarantee. No. 3664008 .

Chaplaincy Board of Directors

Tricia Williams

Chair of the Board, Group Transformation Director, M.A.G.

Julian Van Gelder

Chair of the Board, Managing Director, Premiere Handling

Daniel King

Customer Contact Manager, Manchestr Airport

Linda Latimer

Cabin Crew Base Manager, Monarch Airlines

Tony Wallis

Operations Manager, Manchester Airport, Select Service Partners

Superintendant Bob Lomas

Greater Manchester Police, Airport Division

Bishop Chris Edmondson

Bishop of Bolton (Church of England)

Canon Michael Gannon

Vicar General, Diocese of Shrewsbury

Major Alan Watters

Salvation Army Divisional Commander Central North

Seb Thompson

M.A.G. Press Officer

Lesley Kelly

(Former Head of Passenger Services, Manchester Airport)

Olivia Clayton

Head of HR Manchester Airport

James Reynolds

Manager, Biza / World Duty Free, Terminal 1


Greater Manchester Industrial Mission



In attendance:

Ian Johnson

Treasurer and Company Secretary

George Lane

Co-ordinating Chaplain, President of the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains 2015 -

Jackie Lowe

Minutes Secretary