What we offer passengers and visitors

Since 1980 the Chaplaincy Manchester Airport has provided pastoral and spiritual care and guidance to all who travel through the airport. The Chaplaincy provides assistance to passengers and other members of the public. The matters that the chaplains deal with are confidential.

The Chaplaincy Manchester Airport became a Registered Charitable Company in 1997. (Company No 3664008 Charity No 1074781).

The Chaplaincy Manchester Airport provides a service which includes, but is not limited to:

  • meeting the pastoral and humanitarian needs of those who travel through or visit the Airport.
  • Offering regular publicised services of worship
  • the provision and management of Multi-faith prayer rooms for public use and more private Quiet rooms for pastoral care.
  • working in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence, UK Borders Agency and the Emergency Services to provide assistance to passengers in need.
  • care and support for those travelling on pilgrimage and their families.
  • pastoral care for staff and detainees at Pennine House Immigration Detention Centre.
  • an assurance that all matters are treated with professionalism and in compete confidence.


Chaplains are delighted to assist you in planning a wedding or a service of prayer and dedication following a civil marriage.

We are also happy to help those wanting to explore or deepen their own religious faith, and to prepare you for baptism or confirmation or to direct you towards others who might assist you.

We are also available to assist you in times of bereavement, in planning a funeral, memorial service, or the committal of cremated remains - either in your own local community, or at the airport.


If you would like to speak to a member of the chaplaincy team please contact us on 0161 489 2838