Welcome to the Chaplaincy

Support and care, space and prayer in the heart of the Campus

The Chaplaincy is both a place and a team of people. We are here for people of all faiths or none - all students and staff, to offer counsel, advice or just a listening ear. Feel free to pop in any time.  
Phone: 01225 386458 (Internal 6458)  
Duty Chaplain: 07966 341370  
During term time there is usually a chaplain available on week days between 10.00 am and at least 5.00 pm.

What's new

All saints, all nations - an evening celebration

All saints, all nations - an evening celebration

Tue 1 November 7.30 pm - Chaplaincy Centre, University of Bath

Join us for a celebration with worship led by Bex Briggs from Father's House, Bath and a talk on Foundation Stones for Renewal by new University Chaplain Nigel Rawlinson.

Archbishop's visit to Bath -

Archbishop's visit to Bath - "Faith in the world today : good,bad or indifferent"

Wed 9 November 11.00 am - Bath Spa University SU bar

Justin Welby is visiting Bath Spa University SU bar on 9 November. Please come. He wants to meet students. If you wish to submit a short question, send it to the chaplaincy ( with your forename. These will be sorted into categories, and presented or discussed afterwards. ...

New University Chaplain appointed

New University Chaplain appointed

The University of Bath and the Diocese of Bath and Wells are delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Prebendary Dr Nigel Rawlinson to be the next Chaplain to the University of Bath.

Ecumenical Covenant renewal

Ecumenical Covenant renewal

One of Nigel's first tasks this year is the renewal of the ecumenical covenant. He feels that would be good as part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations. Click this box to see the Covenant.

Notice board

Muslim prayer rooms

Muslim prayer rooms

If Muslim students or visitors to campus need access to the Prayer Rooms please enquire either at the Chaplaincy Centre, or security - which is open 24/7, providing your library card if you are a student or staff member. More details available here:

Where are we?

The Chaplaincy is at the bottom of the steps to the right of the Library.

Location map of the Chaplaincy

What's on today

Thursdays in term time

12.30 to 1.15 pm
Monthly staff book club meets here on a monthly basis
1.15 to 2.00 pm
Just Love Bath prayer group/meeting
2.00 to 4.00 pm
Meeting of the Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM)
6.00 to 6.30 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/Taize Prayer.
6.30 to 9.15 pm
Cathsoc meeting
7.00 pm
Christian Union main meeting, 1W 2.101 continues in the Chaplaincy at 9.30pm for chat

More regular weekly events...


Thought for the week

"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake."
Basil Hume

Mission statement

The Chaplaincy exists:
1) to serve the spiritual and religious needs of the University Community;
2) to provide pastoral care and friendship for all staff and students of the University;
3) to enhance the learning experience through exploration of faith, peace and justice.