Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Chaplaincy

Click the picture to see our Welcome Week events.
Click the picture to see our Welcome Week events.

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 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: chaplaincy@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, subscribe to our weekly email. Write to n.rawlinson@bath.ac.uk

What's new

Summer 2018 “Live as children of light” Sermon preached at •	St Johns RC church, Bath 5-08-18   •	Bath Abbey 12-08-18

Summer 2018 “Live as children of light” Sermon preached at • St Johns RC church, Bath 5-08-18 • Bath Abbey 12-08-18

Readings: Exodus 16:4, 12-15 Ephesians 4: 17, 20-24 (4:25 – 5:2) John 6: 24-35 (6:35, 41-51) (St John’s, Bath Abbey) Sermon: Live as children of light Prayer: Thank you for this place, and its role in the Christian life of this city. Thank you for your presence, your glory. Teach us...

Welcome Week Events at the Chaplaincy

Welcome Week Events at the Chaplaincy

Mon 24 to Fri 28 September - Chaplaincy Centre

The Chaplaincy is a safe place where you can meet friends and find a warm welcome. Here's what we have planned for Welcome Week 2018... Monday 24 September 12.00 to 2.00 pm - Soup Lunch in aid of the Genesis Trust (soup, roll and fruit for £1.50) 1.15 pm - University Communion 2.00 to 4.00...

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...

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Muslim prayer rooms

Muslim prayer rooms

A Muslim Prayer room is established in Norwood House 4 South. If students or visitors to campus need access please inquire at University 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

Tuesdays in the vacation

12.45 to 2.00 pm
Charity Lunch - Eat a cheap, wholesome lunch and support a charity at the same time.
4.30 to 5.00 pm
Sanctuary for Staff and Post-Graduate Students (SSPGS) in the chaplaincy. Simple in format, it will include a bible reading, silence, reflective music and a closing prayer. We will share bread and wine once a month.
5.45 to 7.00 pm
Overseas- English Reading group

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.