Contacting Chaplaincy whilst social distancing during this pandemic: 

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 020 8392 3516 between 9am-2pm Monday-Friday.  We are also happy to meet you via Zoom or arrange a phone call. 

Listening Service

The Chaplaincy team offers a listening service for students of all faiths and none. If you are struggling with an aspect of academic or non-academic life, and would like to speak to someone (or you're just waiting to speak to Wellbeing or the Counselling team), please consider contacting a Chaplain for a chat. We are happy to signpost to local faith communities as well as offer spiritual guidance. For the Chaplaincy Listening Service, you can email chaplaincylistening@roehampton.ac.uk

Events, Activities and Social Media:

Over this period we are offering online activities and events for all to join in! 

Some of these include; The Coexist CafeChristian Staff PrayersContemplative Prayers, as well opportunities to volunteer with Southlands Venture.

Please follow us on social media for the times and dates of activities:

Facebook: Roehampton Chaplaincy
Instagram: @RoeChaplaincy
Twitter: @RoeChaplaincy

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. 

Worship, Prayer and Reflection

Here is a video to use for morning prayer in the Christian tradition. 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: 

Islamic worship:

Friday Jumm'uah prayers are currently suspended at the university until further notice. However, prayer rooms in Sir David Bell (DB329 for brothers and DB330 for sisters), as well as Whitelands (G042) are open for individual worship.

Bereavement in Isolation

During this time of crisis, we are facing the tragic loss of life in very difficult and unprecedented circumstances.  We are conscious that those experiencing bereavement in isolation may suffer increased trauma due to restrictions around hospital visiting and being 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

Here is a short video on 'Coping with Bereavement in Isolation' which we hope will be helpful whether or not you wish for further support from the Chaplaincy Team:

Video: Coping with Bereavement in Isolation

In Memoriam: Wall of Remembrance 

You are invited to record the name of your loved one along with message here on our memorial wall. All bereavements, those resulting from Coronavirus or other circumstance, can be included and once we are able to gather together fully on campus, we will include these names in a Roehampton Community Memorial Service. https://padlet.com/chaplaincy/RoehamptonInMemoriam  password: Remember!ngTogether

Other resources for coping with bereavement at this time are:

 

Chaplaincy at Roehampton

A multi-faith community

At the university we are a diverse community, made up of people from all faiths and none, coming together to share our journeys through living, studying and working together. To reflect this we offer a multi-faith chaplaincy with chaplains, associate chaplains, chaplaincy community workers and faith supporters from a number of faith traditions. We celebrate the diversity of our university by serving the religious and spiritual needs of our staff and students and by promoting dialogue and peaceful co-existence to all members of the community and beyond.

The Chaplaincy offers faith spaces for worship as well as cosy lounge areas available to all members of the university, where you can relax away from work, stress, and meet up with friends. We organise social events, lunches, 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 come from a faith background 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 ‘re here to lend a listening ear and offer you time and space whenever you need it.

Quiet spaces

On both our campus sites, 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.

News and events

Keep up-to-date with all we’re doing by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or just drop in, the chapels, prayer rooms and chaplaincy spaces are open throughout the day.

Locating us

We have spaces across the university which all staff and students are welcome to enjoy and can all be found on our campus map.

Contact us

For any general enquires about Chaplaincy at Roehampton, contact us on Chaplaincy@roehampton.ac.uk

The Head of Southlands College has oversight of our multi-faith chaplaincy team and chairs the Chaplaincy Management Group. You can also contact him using the aforementioned address.

If you wish to speak with a specific chaplain please use the following details:

If you wish to speak with a specific chaplain please use the following details:

Student societies

The Roehampton Students' Union (RSU) has faith societies, who run a wide range of events to help you explore your faith and meet like-minded fellow students. If you would like more information or to join one of these groups, please check out the RSU societies page: www.roehamptonstudent.com/activities/societies/