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  • Announcement

    It is with great sadness that we announce the news that Fr Robert passed away on Friday the 9th of January, following a sudden collapse. As college chaplain in Digby Stuart College and Catholic Chaplain to the University, Robert built so many lasting friendships and he will be deeply missed by us all. We have placed a book of remembrance in the St Thomas Chapel, so please do add your words and memories.
    If you wish to talk with one of the chaplains you can find our details further down this page.
    We hope you will join us in keeping his family and all his many friends in our thoughts and prayers.

    To read a tribute written by Tina Beattie (Professor of Theology and Religious Studies), please click here.

    Many of you may wish to remember  Robert by attending his funeral. The service takes place at 11.00am on Thursday 29th January in Ealing Abbey ( All those who knew him are welcome to pay their respects.
    Digby Stuart College is providing a coach for any students and staff members who may need transport. Please can you contact Jonathan Carter ( if you would like to book a place on the coach. Booking will be on a first-come first-served basis.

    Spring/Summer 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
    Community Lunch - Chaplaincy Base, Erasmus House, 12:30-2:00pm
    Coffee Morning - Chaplaincy Social Space, Whitelands, 8:30am
    Fairtrade Lunch - Southlands Chapel, 12:30-2:00pm
    Poetry Group - Chaplaincy Base, Erasmus House, 5:30pm
    Coffee Morning - Chaplaincy Social Space, Whitelands, 8:30am

    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

    The month of fasting (Ramadhan) will begin on or about the 18th of June 2015 and will last for 30 days. Therefore Eid-al-Fitr celebrations will take place about the 18th or 19th of July.

    Buddhist Meditations

    Froebel College, Michaelis Dance Studio, Thursday 8:00-8:55am
    Digby Stuart College, St Thomas Chapel, Friday, 1:15-1:45pm

    Christian Services and Prayers

    Sunday Worship:
    Eucharistic Service - Whitelands (Holy Trinity, Roehampton), 10:00am
    Catholic Mass - Digby Stuart Chapel, 6:00pm
    Prayer and Worship Student Church - Southlands Chapel, 6:00pm
    Midweek Services:
    Mass - Digby Stuart Sacred Heart Chapel, Tuesday, 1:00pm
    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
    Celtic Prayers - Digby Stuart St Thomas Chapel, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am and 5:15pm
    Morning Prayer - Southlands Chapel, Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8:15am
    Prayer Meeting - Southlands Chapel, Monday, 7:00pm
    Taize Prayers - Digby Stuart St Thomas Chapel, 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30pm


    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. Rev. Robert Kaggwa
    8. Ginny Jordan-Arthur, 020 8392 3216 (Roman Catholic 
    and Chaplaincy Coordinator)

    Student Societies
    Islamic Society:
    Ahlulbayt Society:
    Christian Union:
    Student Alpha:
    Hindu Society:
    Krishna Consciousness:
    SVP Volunteering Group:
    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. 


  • 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.

    Upcoming Events

    Chaplaincy Lecture: The Chaplain as War Poet?
    A panel discussion on the poetry of Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy

    With Andrew Studdert Kennedy (Rural Dean of Marlborough and the poet’s grandson)
    Paul O’Prey (Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton and author of First World War: Poems from the Front)
    and Peter Howson (former army chaplain and author of Muddling Through: The Organisation of British Army Chaplaincy in World War One)
    Chaired by John Hall (Dean of Westminster)

    Wednesday 11th February, 6pm in Southlands Chapel.
    Tea and coffee will be served from 5:30pm. 

    Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to read the selection of poems which can be accessed by clicking here.

    Chaplaincy Tea Party, The Reef - Thursday 15th, 3pm 
    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service, Convent Parlour- Thursday 22nd, 1-2pm 

    Holocaust Memorial Day event, Kingston Guild Hall - Sunday 1st, For travel details:
              For more details about this event, please click here.
    Story-telling, The Hive - Monday 2nd, 2-5pm
    Candlemass, Whitelands Chapel - Tuesday 3rd, 3pm
    Chaplaincy Lecture, Southlands Chapel - Wednesday 11th, 6pm
    Chaplaincy Tea Party, The Reef - Thursday 12th, 3pm
    Shrove Tuesday Pancakes, Digby Square - Tuesday 17th, 10.30am
    Shrove Tuesday Service followed by Pancakes, Whitelands Chaplaincy Social Space - Tuesday 17th, 4pm
    Ash Wednesday Service, Digby Stuart Chapel - Wednesday 18th, 1pm
    Fairtrade Market Stall, The Hive - Thursday 26th, 12 - 2pm
    Chaplaincy Tea Party, The Reef - Thursday 26th, 3pm

    Good Books - World Book Day, The Union Bar - Thursday 5th, 11 - 2pm 
    Million Women Rise March, Central London - Saturday 7th, 12pm, For travel details: 
    Faith walk to local places of worship, Whitelands Chaplaincy Social Space- Thursday 12th, 9.15am   
    Chaplaincy Tea Party, The Reef - Thursday 19th, 3pm
    Exploring Silence, Brecon Beacons - Friday 20-22nd, Book in advance:

    HCPT Pilgrimage, France - Sunday 5th-10th, Book in advance:
    World Earth Day  meditation walks, Old Orchard  - Wednesday 22nd, 11 - 3pm    

    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 opposite 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)

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