• Welcome to Roehampton!

    "Chaplaincy makes such a huge difference to us students"

    Chaplaincy at Roehampton is a friendly and welcoming community which offers students and staff opportunities to:

    • Engage in worship, reflection and prayer
    • Explore faith
    • Develop a wider understanding of social issues
    • Develop as individuals and receive the support necessary for this
    • Receive and provide pastoral support as part of the University’s overall welfare provision

    The chaplaincy team includes representatives of the Jewish, Hindu and Muslim faiths, as well as Christian chaplains based in the church foundation colleges: Digby Stuart, Southlands and Whitelands.We’re here for everyone; students and staff, those of all faiths and none, regardless of college affiliation or faith perspective.

  • Social Place

    Each Chaplaincy Centre has a cosy lounge area available to all members of the university, where you can relax away from work, stress, and meet up with friends. You can also enjoy chaplaincy hospitality with a mug of Fairtrade tea or coffee. We organise social events, lunches, games, and film nights, plus lots more.

    Social Justice

    We encourage all members of the university to take an active role in our local and global community. We offer opportunities to get involved with Fairtrade, green initiatives and volunteering.

    Pastoral Care

    We're here to offer support to everyone in the University, both staff and students, whether you're "religious" or not. There might be a particular issue you want to talk about, or you might just feel in need of a general chat. We lend a confidential and listening ear and offer you time and space whenever you need it. Equally, if you are celebrating or just want to chat, the door is always open.

    Quiet Space

    On both campuses there are a number of places set aside for quiet reflection. Whether you want to sit quietly, read, pray or light a candle, these spaces are for the use of both students and staff.

    Space to Be

    Students and staff from all colleges are welcome to any of these spaces. There is a Chaplaincy lounge in Erasmus House in Digby Stuart. There are Christian chapels in Digby Stuart, Southlands and Whitelands. See below for details of Muslim prayer rooms.

    How to find us - Click for a campus map

    Southlands Chapel: map ref no. 5
    Whitelands Chapel and Social Space: map ref no.36
    Digby Stuart Chaplaincy Base: Erasmus House, Ground Floor and Chapels across from the Convent Parlour. (Map ref nos. 12 & 14)

    Autumn 2015 Weekly Programme

    Food and Socials

    Evening Social - Chaplaincy Base, Erasmus House, 7:00pm
    Evening Social - Southlands Chapel, 7:30pm
    Coffee Morning - Chaplaincy Social Space, Whitelands, 8:30am
    Film and Pizza Night - Chaplaincy Base, Erasmus House, 5:00pm
    Coffee Morning - Chaplaincy Social Space, Whitelands, 8:30am
    Community Lunch - Chaplaincy Base, Erasmus House, 12:30-2:00pm
    Coffee Morning - Chaplaincy Social Space, Whitelands, 8:30am
    Tea & Toast - Southlands Chapel, 4:00-6:00pm

    Muslim Prayers

    Daily Prayers:
    Froebel College, Medical Centre Annex, Sisters only
    Southlands College, Queen's Building, Brothers 054, Sisters 055
    Whitelands College, Brothers and Sisters G042
    Friday Prayers:
    Digby Stuart College, Howard 001 and 002, 1:10pm

    Buddhist Meditations

    Froebel College, Michaelis Dance Studio, Thursday 8:00-9:00am
    Digby Stuart College, St Thomas Chapel, Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm

    Christian Services and Prayers

    Sunday Worship:
    Eucharistic Service - Whitelands (Holy Trinity, Roehampton), 10:00am
    Catholic Mass - Sacred Heart Chapel, 6:00pm
    Prayer and Worship Student Church - Southlands Chapel, 6:00pm
    Midweek Services:
    Oasis Service and Bible Study - Southlands Chapel, Wednesday, 1:00pm
    Communion (Anglican/Methodist) - Southlands Chapel, Thurday, 8:15am
    Eucharistic Service - Whitelands Chapel, Fortnightly on Tuesday, 4:00pm

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  • Upcoming Events

    Welcome to Spring Term! We hope you had a refreshing break and are looking forward to all that 2016 has to offer. For our latest newsletter, please click here.

    Shrove Tuesday falls on the 9th of February this year and, as usual, we'll be out in Digby Square handing out pancakes. Come and tell us what you're giving up for Lent, or simply grab a delicious pancake on your way to lectures! Donations welcome, with all money going towards the student volunteering trip to Lourdes.

    Ash Wednesday follows on the 10th of February and there will be traditional services in Whitelands Chapel at 11:45am and in Southlands Chapel at 1:00pm. Anyone wishing to take Catholic Mass on that day is advised to go to St Joseph's church on Roehampton Lane at 7:30am, 10:00am or 7:30pm.

    "What is Christian Unity?" - come and find out at our Chaplaincy panel discussion taking place on Wednesday the 10th of February in Southlands Chapel at 6:00pm (refreshments from 5:30pm). We have guest speakers Bishop Joe Aldred from Churches Together in England, Dr Clare Watkins who lectures in our Ministerial Theology department, and Rev Jim McKinney, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church.

    Holi falls on the 23rd of March this year, please do look out for details of celebrations nearer the time.

    Faith Walks - if you're interested in visiting local places of worship to learn more about faith, culture, architecture or tradition, then please contact Ella. Last year we visited a Jewish Synagogue, a Christian Church, a Buddhist Temple and a Hindu Temple and had some great days out.

    Meet the Chaplaincy Team:


    chaplaincy team 2014/15

    1. Shobha Sait, 020 8392 3006 (Hindu)
    2. Rabbi Charley Baginsky, 020 8398 7400 (Jewish)
    3. Asgar Halim Rajput, 020 8392 3702 (Muslim)
    4. Rev. David Innes, 020 8392 3497 (Methodist)
    5. Ella Sibley, 020 8392 3185 (Methodist)
    6. Rev. Daniel Eshun, 020 8392 3516 (Anglican)
    7. Wiktor Madejczyk, 020 8392 3003 (Catholic)
    8. Ginny Jordan-Arthur (Roman Catholic and Chaplaincy Coordinator)
    Ginny is away on maternity leave, please email chaplaincy@roehampton.ac.uk or contact one of the other chaplains directly.

    Student Societies
    Islamic Society:
    Ahlulbayt Society:
    Christian Union:
    Student Alpha:
    Hindu Society:
    Krishna Consciousness:
    If you are from a faith community that hasn’t got a student society and are interested in setting something up, please contact your faith chaplain.

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