The Multi-faith Chaplaincy team provides care and support for students and staff of all faiths and none. Chaplains are available to offer pastoral, spiritual and religious support and we have a wider team of Associate Chaplains from various religious communities.
Our team of Chaplains and Associate Chaplains are always ready to help you and offer a listening ear. You can find out more about our team here.
Community Hub & Garden – Exton Park
The Community Hub (next door to Binks on Exton Park) is the base for Chaplaincy and is a supportive community space for all students. It is a welcoming space where our students and staff can relax, share food together, and take part in events and activities.
The Community Hub is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am– 4.30pm. There are groups for you to join such as our Tuesday gardening group and many other activities, look out for our termly programme of events on our Events pages. You can also just pop in to enjoy areas such as our Sanctuary Space, Games Room and Craft Room. Everyone is welcome.
Religion & Belief Support
The Multi-faith Chaplaincy team support students and staff from a wide range of religions and beliefs. Chaplains oversee our Chaplaincy spaces including our University Christian Chapel and our Muslim Prayer rooms.
On Exton Park we have our University Chapel (built in 1839). It is open all week and it is a beautiful place for quiet reflection, prayer, and to light a candle. Christian Chaplains lead special services throughout the year, and occasionally we have weddings and graduation ceremonies as well.
Muslim prayer rooms with wudu facilities are available across our sites for daily prayer. Click here to find out more.
Our Chaplaincy team offer a variety of other opportunities including Buddhist mindfulness sessions and Hindu gatherings.
To find out more take a look at Chaplaincy’s webpage here or get in touch with our Chaplaincy team via firstname.lastname@example.org
A Listening Space
Would you like some space to chat through something that is on your mind? Are you feeling in need of some support? Just send an email to email@example.com and ask for some time with one of our Chaplains. Someone from the team will be back in touch to arrange a time to chat either in person or via Teams.
Chaplains can also point you in the direction of specific religious support local to where you live if that’s what you’re looking for. Just let us know and we’ll do our best to help you.
The University Choir
The University of Chester Choir enjoys learning and singing a range of music, from classical, popular and folk music to original compositions.
We have a friendly mixed staff/student choir which meets every Thursday at St Thomas’ Church (across the road from the University Chapel, Exton Park site) from 5.45pm-7pm. The Choir take part in various musical events throughout the academic year, including events which form part of the University of Chester calendar, through to events in the wider community. The Choir also takes part in high profile events, joining up with other cities in the UK.
You do not need any musical experience to join! If you are interested in joining, you can contact our Director of Music Matt Baker via firstname.lastname@example.org