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  • 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)

    Spring/Summer 2015 Weekly Programme

    Please note that this our term-time only programme - from the 5th of June all regular activities are discontinued until the autumn term.
    The Chapels and Muslim prayer rooms will continue to be open during office hours for private prayer.
    The community lunch on Mondays will continue until the end of June and morning prayer will be held in Southlands Chapel at the later time of 9:30am (though please contact either David Innes or Ella Sibley to confirm).
    We wish all students and staff a relaxing Summer and offer our congratulations to those graduating this year.
    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
    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:
    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 and Wednesday 8:30am and 5:15pm
    Morning Prayer - Southlands Chapel, Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8:15am

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