The Chaplaincy is a central point on campus, providing a good place to go for a quiet coffee and a listening ear. Additionally, there is a Muslim prayer centre and Atheist/Humanist/Secularist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh student-run societies on campus.
Life at University can be full of challenges. Sometimes it helps to speak to somebody.
The centre can direct people of all the different faiths, to places of worship both on campus and in Reading itself.We have six chaplains - a friendly group of men and women drawn from local churches who offer support to students and staff, whatever their religious beliefs. All of the chaplains are available to provide a listening ear. Feel free to call, email or just drop in to see us.
We aim to be:
- reflective, praying, God-centred faith community, respectful of and enriched by our distinct traditions
- a space in which students and staff are accepted, nurtured, and can find confidence, healing and spiritual growth
- a Christian witness affirming all that is good, promoting justice and peace, and respect and care for God's Creation
- facilitate dialogue between people of all faiths and viewpoints in an environment of trust
Pastoral care and social events
We'd love to see you at any time, and are open Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am-5.30pm.
Please join us for one of our many Weekly Events (often food-related!), or for one of our one-off events throughout the term. These include retreats, walks and services. Many of the activities will be the same, for example mindfulness workshops, walks, and bread-making sessions (you make it, we bake it).