"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:
We’re here for everyone; students and staff, those of all faiths and none.Regardless of college affiliation or faith perspective, we offer:
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, Fairtrade Lunches, games, and film nights, plus lots more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French Celtic Retreat: 14-22 June. For more information contact Robert or Ginny.
How to find us - Click for a campus map
Southlands Chaplaincy Centre: (Methodist foundation)Lakeside LS005 & LS002 (next to Reef Café) (map ref no. 5)Whitelands Chaplaincy Centre: (Anglican foundation)Next to reception area (campus map reference no.36)Digby Stuart Chaplaincy Base: (Roman Catholic foundation)Erasmus House, Ground Floor and Chapels across from the Convent Parlour. (Map ref nos. 12 & 14)Hindu Chaplain: Please email the Hindu Chaplain, Shobha Sait.Muslim Chaplain: Please email the Muslim Chaplain,Asgar Rajput.
Muslim Prayer Rooms:
Southlands College, (brothers: QB 054, sisters: QB 055)
Froebel College (medical centre annex)
Digby College, Howard 001 and 002 (Friday Prayers)
Jewish Resource Centre: Library, 3rd Floor. (Campus map reference no. 9)
Multi-faith Room: Whitelands College B044 (Campus map reference no. 29)
Here is our weekly programme of term-time activities: Food and Socials Digby Stuart College – Sundays 7pm, Evening Social (Chaplaincy Base) Tuesdays 12.30-2pm, Fairtrade Lunch (Chaplaincy Base) Southlands College – Sundays 7.30pm, Evening Social (Southlands Chapel) Tuesdays 12.30-2pm, Fairtrade Lunch (Southlands Chapel) Whitelands College – Monday-Wednesday & Fridays 8.30am, Coffee Morning Sunday Worship Digby Stuart Chapel - 6pm, Catholic Mass, open to everyone Southlands Chapel – 6pm, Student Church Whitelands College- 10am, Holy Trinity, Roehampton Midweek Services
Digby Stuart College - Mondays and Wednesday's 1pm Catholic Mass (Sacred Heart Chapel) Southlands College - Wednesdays 1pm, Oasis – service with guest speaker Thursdays 8.15am, Communion (alternates Anglican/Methodist) Whitelands College - Fridays 8.30am, Anglican Communion Tuesday 4.30pm, Charismatic Worship and Holy Communion Ecumenical - Monthly Taizé services (details to follow) Prayer Southlands College – Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.15am, Morning Prayer Whitelands College – Monday – Wednesday 8.30am, Morning Prayer Bible Study Southlands College –Thursdays 4.30pm Whitelands College – Mondays 5.30pm Music Groups Digby Stuart College – Sundays 5pm Southlands Chapel - Sundays 5pm Other Digby Stuart College – Mondays 5.15pm, Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) Interfaith Women's group (details to follow)
Meet the Chaplaincy Team:
1. Shobha Sait, 020 8392 3006 (Hindu) firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Rabbi Charley Baginsky, 020 8398 7400 (Jewish) email@example.com 3. Asgar Halim Rajput, 020 8392 3702 (Muslim) firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Rev. David Innes, 020 8392 3497 (Methodist ) email@example.com 5. Heather Floyd, 020 8392 3185 (Methodist) firstname.lastname@example.org 6. Rev. Daniel Eshun, 020 8392 3516 (Anglican) email@example.com 7. Rev. Robert Kaggwa, 020 8392 3003 (Roman Catholic) firstname.lastname@example.org 8. Ginny Jordan-Arthur, 020 8392 3216 (Roman Catholic and Chaplaincy Coordinator) email@example.com
Student Societies Islamic Society: firstname.lastname@example.org Ahlulbayt Society: email@example.com Christian Union: firstname.lastname@example.org Student Alpha: Roehamptonstudentalpha@hotmail.co.uk Hindu Society:email@example.comKrishna Consciousness: firstname.lastname@example.org SVP Volunteering Group: email@example.com 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.