Abdul Mumin Choudhury joins King's as Muslim Chaplain

Imam Abdul Mumin Choudhury joins King’s College London as the university’s first Muslim Chaplain. Working part-time, Abdul will work closely with the Dean, Reverend Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge, and College Chaplain, Reverend Tim Ditchfield and all the other Chaplains on each of the campuses to provide pastoral and spiritual support to all King’s students and staff. He will also work closely with the university’s Muslim Adviser, Dr Ehsan Khan.

The Dean of King’s, Reverend Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge said, ’I am very grateful to Abdul for agreeing to come and work with us at King’s. Our spiritual and pastoral care for Muslim staff and students has been a vital part of my work over the last two decades and I greatly value the contribution Abdul will bring to our team’.

Abdul studied at the Institute of Islamic Education in West Yorkshire where he graduated with a degree in Islamic Studies. He then completed a Post Graduate certificate in Islamic Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Abdul, who has been a hospital Chaplain since 2008, is also a Chaplain at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, providing pastoral and religious support to patients, relatives and staff.

In addition to his chaplaincy role, Abdul lectures on a part-time basis at Ebrahim College, East London, teaching various subjects to mature students. In 2012 Abdul served as the Olympic Chaplain and met with athletes, officials and staff.