Revd Adrian Woodbridge

Revd. Adrian Woodbridge_8509.jpgAdrian joined the Addenbrooke's chaplaincy in February 2017 and the Royal Papworth chaplaincy in September 2018. Adrian's ministry career started in Market Harborough at his home church, which then led to him attending Spurgeons College in 1995 where he studied Theology and Church Planting. He was ordained in 2000 and served at London Road Baptist Church in Lowestoft as Associate minister from 1997 until 2003.

Adrian also worked as a senior minister at Medway Christian Fellowship in Huntingdon, where he dedicated a number of hours to community engagement. He helped set up projects that helps churches engage with their host communities; this included initiatives cafes', food banks, art groups, family clubs,community shops and kids clubs.

Revd Mark Stobert

Mark Stobert - Chaplaincy.jpgMark Stobert came into post as Lead Chaplain to CUH in November 2018 having been a healthcare chaplain for over 25 years at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley. He was ordained as a Methodist Minister in 1991. 

He is a registrant and chair of UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC), which is the register of healthcare chaplains accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). Mark was part of the UKBHC task group that produced the successful application for accreditation.

He was president of College of Health care Chaplains (CHCC), the professional body for healthcare chaplains. 
Mark is currently studying for a Doctorate in Practical Theology (DPT) using critical reflection to explore the chaplaincy practice of creating ‘Safe Space for Slow Questions’ with patients, visitors and staff of CUH. 

Mark is also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  

He is married and has two sons. His interests are varied and include cycling and mountaineering. His favourite mountain is Clach Glas and Bla bheinn on the Isle of Skye. 

Revd Dr. Derek J Fraser


He was one of the Senior Chaplains at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust from 1994–2001. During that time, he chaired the Leeds Bereavement Forum from its inception in 1995 until 2001 (this is a city-wide network, which draws together both the professional and voluntary sectors) as well as fulfilling a wide range of other responsibilities until he became Lead Chaplain at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 2001.

Alongside his chaplaincy involvement he has a particular interest in bereavement issues. He leads the Addenbrooke's Trust Bereavement Group, and has developed practice to include the creation of the unique Bereavement Care Follow up Service. He is alternate vice chair of the Cambridge Central Research Ethics Committee as well as a member of the Clinical Ethics Forum.

Other responsibilities include:

  • He is a Senior Clinical Tutor in University of Cambridge.
  • He is a Senior Associate in the Cambridge Theological Federation and is actively involved in developing new patterns of pastoral training.
  • He chairs the UK Board for Healthcare Chaplaincy.
  • He is a professional adviser for chaplaincy posts and appointments.
  • He co-ordinates the National Chaplaincy Research Network Group.
  • He is a member of the editorial board of Practical Theology journal.
  • He is an independent assessor of the Human Tissue Authority.

Derek is married to Lynda and they have three children. His other interests include gardening and walking.

Revd Janette Platter

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She began her work in chaplaincy at a paediatric hospital in Texas, where she specialised in providing care in the trauma wards. Janette has a BA in Missions from Southern Nazarene University and an MA in Christian Formation and Discipleship from Nazarene Theological Seminary. She also completed two years of Clinical Pastoral Education with APCE in the United States. She is particularly interested in spiritual care for vulnerable children and in supporting parents and other carers as they nurture their children’s spirituality at home.

Janette is a native Texan who moved to Cambridge to follow her husband’s educational pursuits and has been quite happy adapting to the British way of life, albeit the lack of Mexican food. She has one young son who loves to cook, drink tea, read, and explore the outdoors. Nurturing these interests is easy seeing as these are all of her favourite things, too!

Revd Anthony Gill

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Prior to training for Ministry, Anthony worked within Pharmaceuticals in a business support role in Drug Development. He also served as a deacon within his local Baptist Church leading the small groups.

After training for Ministry at Spurgeon’s college and acquiring a Bachelor of Divinity Hons, he took up the Pastorate at Chase Cross Baptist Church, Romford in 2008. Here he developed his interest in spiritual formation and discipleship, overseeing the re-establishment of the Youth Work and instigating an ecumenical reflective spirituality group.

When time allows Anthony enjoys photography using vintage lenses, countryside walks and reading as much as he can.

Assistant Chaplain Dr. Peter Andrews


Peter is a retired astrophysicist having worked in South Africa, the Canaries and the UK. He has been a Roman Catholic from infancy. While living in South Africa, where 5 of his 6 children were born, he was chairman of his local parish church council and a member of the diocesan and national councils.

He has been bringing communion to Catholics in the hospital for many years and in 1998 became a member of the Chaplaincy team visiting patients and bringing communion 3 days a week.

While still keeping an eye on astronomical events his main efforts are trying to keep his house and garden in reasonable shape and visiting his 12 grandchildren.