Welcome to the Whitelands Chaplaincy
The Rev Dr. Daniel Eshun is the Whitelands College Chaplain and is the recognised Anglican Chaplain to the University. Daniel can be found in his office G058 which is just inside the chaplaincy room which is left off main reception.
He is happy to chat with you about anything from Anthropology to Zoology, and/or American Football to Zimbabwe Cricket! Whitelands College Chaplaincy provides a forum for good conversations, lots of laughter, individual support, friendships, enjoying free teas, coffee, biscuits and cakes. Whitelands Chaplaincy is a place you can be yourself, learn a lot and socialise at the same time, knowing fully well that no one is going to assess you at end of the academic year!
For further information, or to make an appointment to see the Chaplain, please contact Rev Dr Eshun or give him a call on (0)20 8392 3516.
Events and Activity in the Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy room is situated on the ground floor of the College, adjacent to Reception. It is open every day for students and staff for informal conversations or as a space for reading or study. The Chapel, which is entered through the Chaplaincy, is available for much of the week as a quiet space for reflection, prayer, and meditation. (During the day on Thursdays and Fridays it is in use for teaching)
Morning Prayer is held every weekday morning in term time from 8.45-9.00 a.m., and communion is celebrated every other Tuesday in term time from 5.30-6.00 p.m. (every two weeks)
Liturgical services are also held to mark special occasions: they include Year’s Start (in the third week of term); Christmas (in early December); Candlemas (in February); Shrove Tuesday (the day before the start of Lent); Maundy Thursday (the day before Good Friday); and a Valedictory service (in May). Other religious services are organised from time to time.
Everyone, of whatever faith or none, is welcome to attend any of these activities, either to participate or simply to observe. The Chaplaincy Centre also organises social events, field trips to museums, art galleries, and other activities that provide opportunities for new and continuing students to make friends. All our religious services, social events and activities are advertised on the Chaplaincy noticeboards and via the Whitelands College Facebook Page.
A prayer room is also available for use by Muslim students in Whitelands College. This is currently located to the right off reception, past the vending machines and includes washing facilities.