Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Chaplaincy

Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome

Sanctuary in the heart of the campus, for all people, all year, and all traditions.

The Chaplaincy is both a place and a team of people. We are here for people of all faiths and no faith - 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  
Email: n.rawlinson@bath.ac.uk  
Twitter: @RawlinsonNigel  
 
Nigel Rawlinson, the chaplain, is available Monday to Thursday between 8.30 am and at least 5.00 pm. Friday is his day off. Other colleagues help cover - please see the timetable outside the chaplaincy office. Emails are checked daily. A phone number for emergencies is 01225 386458 / 07966341370.  
 
If you would like to be kept up to date with chaplaincy news and events, please subscribe to our weekly email. Write to n.rawlinson@bath.ac.uk

What's new

Ecumenical Chaplaincy, University of Bath Welcome to the start of this Academic Year

Ecumenical Chaplaincy, University of Bath Welcome to the start of this Academic Year

This chaplaincy is a safe space in the heart of the campus. We offer rest and sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. We are chaplaincy in the Christian foundation, located in a secular campus, and working in a multi-faith way. We have signed a covenant, together with local churches and our tradition...

Welcome to our new students - September 2019

Welcome to our new students - September 2019

The start of university can be scary. Therefore, stand firm! So wrote Paul in the concluding verse of his great chapter about the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, written to the Corinthian church. This message (1 Corinthians 15) is centrally crucial to today’s mission. So take...

call to prayer

call to prayer

A tweet sent out today 09-09-19: Resending to all “who are watchmen”. For this next week. Pray for new unlikely alliances in govt - between strangers, across ideologies and parties. To refind the soul of our nation. A new humility. To close down the shouting people. Surely a call to prayer....

condolence point

condolence point

Professor Jonathan Williams. Condolences paper is set up on the table in the Chaplaincy – please leave any messages to be given to the family The university writes: Professor Williams worked in the Department of Chemistry where his research focused on the use of transition metals for the...

Sermon – All Saints Weston 14th July 2019 “I am the resurrection“  John 11: 1-27

Sermon – All Saints Weston 14th July 2019 “I am the resurrection“ John 11: 1-27

Good Morning! We are on a journey every day of our lives. As disciples we follow: • Jesus, the “I am”. Through him: • We are forgiven • We must go and tell others That journey sometimes has unexpected turns. That’s OK. The Lord is leading. We follow. Sometimes, when we look back,...

Celebration of the renewing of the Ecumenical Covenant - 15th May 2018

Celebration of the renewing of the Ecumenical Covenant - 15th May 2018

Introduction and Vision Nigel Rawlinson – University Chaplain (Transcript) 1. I returned to the Christian faith of my childhood in 1986. Aged 30, by then I needed the peace of mind of forgiveness through grace. 2. The truth of authentic faith is sometimes hard to see in every day life. I...

Beginning of Ramadan – A greeting from the Chaplaincy

Beginning of Ramadan – A greeting from the Chaplaincy

As Muslims throughout the world come together to share the spiritual benefits of fasting, the sense of family and community is deepened. As Ramadan falls this year at a time of year when the days, (sunrise to sunset), are long, the fasting will be an especially significant act of self-discipline,...

The Presence - to illustrate the sermon at St John's 29-01-17

The Presence - to illustrate the sermon at St John's 29-01-17

Here we see a Communion service going on around the high altar. People are there standing together, and there is space - the door is still open for others to join them. (I think that some churches close the door so others cannot get in!) The presence of God is there, shown by the light. In the...

Sanctuary - Every Monday  1.20 - 1.50pm

Sanctuary - Every Monday 1.20 - 1.50pm

Sanctuary is for staff and postgraduate students. It is a new, weekly lunchtime meeting, in the Chaplaincy on Mondays, from 1.20 to 1.50pm. It includes a bible reading, silence, reflective music and a closing prayer. We will celebrate communion once a month. An invitation to come, relax...

Vigil for OUR World (VOW) - drop in - every Tuesday from 6-7pm

Vigil for OUR World (VOW) - drop in - every Tuesday from 6-7pm

Our world is a complex place, and fragile. For some there is a fearfulness in the air. There is a new uncertainty. For others there are questions. Home, whether abroad or in this country, can seem far away. Emotional distance can feel as far away as many miles. Vigil for OUR World is an hour of...

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

Wednesdays in term time

8.30 to 9.00 am
Christian Union morning prayer meeting.
12.45 to 2.00 pm
Global Cafe International Student Lunch - free!
3.00 to 4.00 pm
Bible reading - Malaysian Christian Fellowship - a chance to meet, read, and pray for one another. so building and encouraging our faith
4.30 to 7.00 pm
Vegetarian Society cooking demo & meal.
6.15 to 8.00 pm
Buddhist Meditation Group. Held in Chancellors building CB 3.11

More regular weekly events...

 

Thought for the week

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
St Paul, an apostle: Romans 15:13

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.