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:
The Chaplaincy Team includes representatives of the Jewish, Hindu and Muslim faiths, as well as Christian chaplains based in 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, we offer:
Each Chaplaincy Centre has a cosy lounge area available to all members ofthe university, where you can relax away from work and 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 at any of these spaces There is a Chaplaincy lounge in Erasmus in Digby Stuart College There are Christian chapels in Digby Stuart, Southlands and Whitelands. There are Muslim prayer rooms in Froebel, Southlands and Whitelands. See sidebar for locations.
Foundations of MindfulnessMindfulness is an approach to reducing stress and improving wellbeing. It teaches greater awareness of our thoughts, feelings and sensations, through simple techniques like meditation and gentle movement. Research has shown mindfulness to have many benefits, including greater insight and self-awareness, better concentration and creativity, and improved physical health. In this course, instructor Keith Ryan will teach you to:
The course will take place on Froebel College on the following Wednesday, from 2-4pm:
To gain the full benefit of the programme it is recommended to attend all four sessions. To book on the course email Ginny.Jordan-Arthur@roehampton.ac.uk by 17 February.
Keith Ryan is managing director of Samten Consulting, a health, safety and wellbeing consultancy. Keith has been practicing mindfulness techniques for 35 years and is an instructor at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre. He was the specialist instructor in Buddhism and meditation for the Inner London Education Authority and he now serves as the University of Westminster's Buddhist faith advisor.
Southlands Chaplaincy Lecture: Wednesday 26th February at 6pm Mona Siddiqui will be speaking on 'Islamic Law: Discipline, Diversity and Divine Will'
Ash Wednesday services: 1pm in the Digby Stuart and Whitelands Chapels.
HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 20-25 April. A chance to support children with disabilities or social and emotional needs on a Pilgrimage holiday. Contact Robert for more details.
Chaplaincy Lecture: Wednesday 21 May at 6pm. Given by Daleep Mukarji, until recently Director of Christian Aid and is now Vice-President of the Methodist Conference.
French Celtic Retreat: 14-22 June. For more information contact Robert or Ginny.
Uni Pilgrimage to Taizé, June 2014. A week with this ecumenical Christian community in central France. A stay in Taize is a chance to seek God in prayer, singing, silence and reflection. For more information contact Heather.
How to find us - Click for a campus map
Southlands Chaplaincy Centre: (Methodist foundation), Lakeside LS005 & LS002 (next to Quad Café) (Campus map reference 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. (Campus map reference nos. 12 & 14)
Hindu Faith Adviser: Please email the Hindu chaplain Shobha Sait
Muslim Prayer Rooms: Southlands College, (brothers: QB 054, sisters: QB 055) (Campus map reference no. 1) and Froebel College (medical centre annex)
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 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 Mondays 7pm and Tuesday 2.30pm Prayer Group Last Thursday / Friday of the month from 9.30pm, 24 Hour Prayer Room 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)Digby Stuart HCPT 704 Lourdes Easter Pilgrimage Sunday 20 - Friday 25 April Whitelands College – Mondays 10.30am – 4.30am, Christian Education Programme Fridays 5.30pm, Informal Study Group on World Events
Meet the Chaplaincy Team:
1. Shobha Sait, 020 8392 3006 (Hindu) email@example.com 2. Rabbi Charley Baginsky, 020 8398 7400 (Jewish) firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Asgar Halim Rajput, (Muslim) email@example.com 4. Rev. David Innes, 020 8392 3497 (Methodist ) firstname.lastname@example.org 5. Heather Floyd, 020 8392 3185 (Methodist) email@example.com 6. Rev. Daniel Eshun, 020 8392 3516 (Anglican) firstname.lastname@example.org 7. Rev. Robert Kaggwa, 020 8392 3003 (Roman Catholic) email@example.com 8. Ginny Jordan-Arthur, 020 8392 3216 (Roman Catholic and Chaplaincy Coordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Societies Islamic Society: email@example.com Ahlulbayt Society: firstname.lastname@example.org Christian Union: email@example.com Student Alpha: Roehamptonstudentalpha@hotmail.co.uk Discover Life Society: firstname.lastname@example.org Hindu Society:email@example.comKrishna Consciousness: firstname.lastname@example.org SVP Volunteering Group: email@example.com Southlands Venture: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.