Welcome to the Whitelands Chaplaincy

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 LunchCoexist 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):
Instagram: @RoeChaplaincy
Twitter: @RoeChaplaincy
 
Worship, Prayer and Reflection

Here is a video to use for morning prayer in the Christian tradtion. Daily readings to accompany this video can be found at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/daily.php?year=A 
 
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:
 

Daniel EshunThe 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.