Contacting Chaplaincy whilst social distancing:
The Chaplaincy Team is still available during this time of crisis. If you wish to contact a Chaplain do use the email addresses in the 'contacts' section or telephone Rev Daniel Eshun on 0208 392 3516 between 9am-2pm Monday-Friday. We are happy to meet you via zoom or arrange a phone call.
We have also developed a new Facebook group: 'Caring Community with Roehampton Chaplaincy' designed to help us stay connected during this period of social isolation and offer mutual support and care. If you would like to join this group please do make a request via your Facebook profile.
Events and services:
Over this period we our offering some of our regular events, such as Community Lunch, Coexist Café and Coffee Hour over zoom.
Please follow us on social media for the times of these gatherings, our zoom link and password will be published via the university's portal pages (events):
Worship, Prayer and Reflection
Walking reflections for campus:
Christian worship live-streamed services:
Resources for Ramadan - coming soon
Bereavement in isolation
During this time of crisis we are facing the tragic loss of life in very difficult and unprecedented circumstances.
and we are conscious that bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma and may be cut off from their usual support networks. Members of the Chaplaincy Team are here to offer support, guidance and prayer to those experiencing bereavement. Do be in touch with us via our chaplaincy email and if you can, mark the subject 'bereavement': Chaplaincy@roehampton.ac.uk
Other resources for coping with bereavement at this time are:
Southlands College has a beautiful modern Chapel. It is open weekdays and you can drop in at any time. It is a place where whatever your faith you can relax away from your studies and reflect and meet other friendly students. There are events ranging from Christian worship to discussions to socials. You can have quiet time on your own or come in and light a candle, explore volunteering opportunities or engage with social justice issues.
You will see and get to know the chaplains about the university and they are here should you need a listening ear, have something to celebrate, are going through a difficult time or just fancy a chat about life, faith or the universe!
The college's Chaplain is Nicola Morrison and the Chaplaincy Community Worker is Bill Topping.
Other University Chaplains are available including our Muslim Chaplain is Sabiha Iqbal.
Regular mid-week events during term time are:
- Refresh – 10.30am every weekday morning, coffee and prayer
- Community Lunch – 12.30pm every Tuesday at The Base (Digby Stuart)
- Tea and Toast – 4-6pm every Wednesday
- Oasis – 1pm every Thursday
- Sunday Gathering – a programme of Sunday evening worship, sometimes meeting on campus followed by a social in The Base, other times going as a group to visit one of the many churches London has to offer.
Southlands has Muslim prayer rooms on the ground floor of Queen's Building (QB054 and QB055). Friday prayers are held in Digby Stuart College in Howard 001/002.
The chaplains are part of the wider university-wide chaplaincy team which includes provision for all faiths and seeks to encourage people of different faiths to learn more about each other. Do follow us on social media to keep up to date with events:
Southlands Chapel 2017-18