Meet the Team

The Chaplaincy Team aims to provide A 24-hour chaplaincy service throughout the year.
In order to achieve this, we operate a core Chaplaincy Office time of 0800 to 1600hrs Monday to Friday and an on call service outside of these hours.

If you would like to speak to a member of the chaplaincy team, please contact us on                                                +44 (0)161 489 2838
Coordinating Chaplain  0161 489 2838 
Chaplaincy Office (Answerphone)  0161 489 2154

The members of the Chaplaincy Team are:

The Revd George Lane

Co-ordinating Chaplain

(Church of England / Anglican / Episcopal)

Monday - Friday

The Revd Mike Denny


(Roman Catholic)

Wednesday - Thursday

Moulana Faruk Ali



Monday (and on request)

The Revd Cate Allison

  (Church of England / Anglican / Episcopal)   Monday (and on request)

Major Ian Field


(Salvation Army)

Tuesday (and on request)

The Revd Bill Raines


(Church of England / Anglican / Episcopal)

Wednesday (and on request)

Joseph Sandler

  (Jewish) Thursday (and on request)

Alan Benstock



Thursday (and on request)

Pargash Singh

  (Sikh)  Friday (and on request)

For a brief biography and contact details of each member of the team, click on the menu on the left hand side of the page.

Our role is to help, support, guide…

to offer pastoral, spiritual and humanitarian assistance to our colleagues and to passengers, relatives and visitors

...on your terms, where you are, whatever your religious faith.

to welcome people with dignity, respect and practical assistance, whenever necessary
Underpinned by prayer and understanding our God-given vocation and responsibilities.

Our Mission Statement:

"The Chaplaincy Manchester Airport is a living expression of faith through the provision of pastoral and humanitarian care for all people irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, physical and mental ability, within and beyond the airport community.”

We work in partnership with Ministry of Defence, providing assistance with repatriation of members of HM Forces and MOD staff on compassionate grounds.
We work in partnership with Foreign and Commonwealth Office providing assistance with repatriation of British Citizens to UK.
With Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit  supporting those fleeing from forced marriages or forcible detention because of their gender or sexuality.
We work in partnership with Home Office / Border Force acting as an appropriate adult for vulnerable persons interviewed by Border Force Officers.
We offer chaplaincy care to staff and detainees at Pennine House (short term immigration detention centre).
We work in partnership with Local Authorities especially in relation to emergency planning response.
We work in partnership with voluntary agencies, statutory agencies and local faith communities.
We work in partnership with Manchester Airport Care Team – volunteers from across the airport companies who volunteer their time to assist us with our humanitarian assistance work both day to day and in emergencies.
We work in partnership with the Manchester Airport Emergency Services
Greater Manchester Police, Manchester Airport Fire and Rescue and North West Ambulance Service and airport Paramedics
We manage five prayer rooms in three terminals and at the Taxi Feeder Park.

We lead Daily Prayers (Christian) in Terminal 1 Monday – Friday 0830 and Holy Communion service in T1 at Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Remembrance Day.

We offer pastoral services (baptisms, christenings, weddings, funerals, memorial services for staff members as well as for those who served in the past at RAF Ringway. We also take annual memorial services because people remember  long after the tv cameras have moved on…

We ensure that Friday Jummah Prayers (Islamic) are held in Terminal 3 (Fridays 1300 GMT / 1330 BST)

We advise our Airport colleagues about how to provide best experience for pilgrims  … particularly for Lourdes and Hajj pilgrimage flights checked on and welcomed home by Chaplains.

We try to keep in touch through our weekly newsletter – paper,  or email, through Roots and Wings (every 6 months) and through our Website and Facebook page.