Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Chaplaincy

Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, there is always a Christian presence of inclusive and holistic care on this campus.

The Chaplaincy is now closed. However, the night light is on, and the message “Holy, Holy, Holy” is visible through the glass doors. God is with us.  
 
Nigel Rawlinson, the University Chaplain, will walk the campus each day to be a visible presence, is available by email daily on n.rawlinson@bath.ac.uk, as are Karen Turner (Methodist) on kt603@bath.ac.uk, Mother Sarah (Orthodox) on m.sarah@tiscali.co.uk and Fr Christopher (Roman Catholic) on christopher.whitehead@cliftondiocese.com.  
 
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

Video messages from the Bath Imam

Video messages from the Bath Imam

The Imam in Bath, Mohammed Gamal, has posted these video messages for Muslims:

A prayer for our world during this crisis

A prayer for our world during this crisis

Almighty Father, creator and redeemer Please look upon your world Give us guidance and your power to overcome this virus, Be alongside those who are vulnerable and anxious; And we ask for your safety and healing of individuals. communities and nations. And on this campus help us to care for...

What does Luke bring to the infancy narratives? Sermon given by Nigel Rawlinson at Evensong, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (2-2-20)

What does Luke bring to the infancy narratives? Sermon given by Nigel Rawlinson at Evensong, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (2-2-20)

Readings: Isaiah 7: 10-14, Luke 1: 34-45 Thank you, it is very good to be here. I sat here in September, the morning after a conference of church ministers, Emmanuel men, ordained, talking about eccentrics in the church. Many priests are! It was a good evening, and we laughed at ourselves. ...

“Jesus is not just for Christmas”       Happy New Year! Epiphany 2020

“Jesus is not just for Christmas” Happy New Year! Epiphany 2020

Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-12 Matthew 2: 1-12 Sermon: Good Morning. Happy new year! I hope that you had a good Christmas For me it is good also to get back into the rhythm of things 2020 has a different feel somehow – I hope so… I came to Holy Communion in Bath Abbey on Thursday 2nd...

University Carol Service

University Carol Service

On Wednesday, 11 December, St Mary's, Bathwick is the venue for the University's Carol Service this year. Led by the University Chaplaincy, the Carol Service gives you the chance to sing, and to hear readings together with music led by the UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR, conducted by Michael Painting and...

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday - Bath Abbey (Sunday 10th November 2019)

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday - Bath Abbey (Sunday 10th November 2019)

Readings: 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5; 13-17 Luke 20: 27-40 Sermon: So today we pause, remember and give thanks for lives lost defending us. And also today, we hear a word of encouragement for us – to stand firm in the hope that is in Jesus Christ. Attitudes are changing to fireworks,...

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...

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...

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,...

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

Sundays in term time

10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Services at various times at a huge variety of churches all across town! Find the one for you in our Churches directory, and get the Sunday bus times from First ( U1).

More regular weekly events...

 

Thought for the week

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear.
Psalm 46 v 1- 2

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.