The Chaplaincy offers a meeting place and base for university societies representing many denominations and faiths. Cath Soc, J.Soc and I.Soc are all Student Union affiliated societies; the others are not affiliated to the SU.
A lively and enthusiastic group of Christian Chinese students, meeting at the Chaplaincy Centre every Wednesday evening at 7.00 pm (for Mandarin speaking Chinese), every Thursday afternoon at 2pm (for Mandarin speaking Chinese); and every Saturday evening at 4.00pm for Cantonese speaking Chinese students. Meetings include a meal on Saturdays.
The CU is a large union of more than 130 students (not part of the Students Union) with the aim "To Know Christ and Make Christ Known". This is done through the main weekly meeting, morning and lunchtime prayer meetings, weekly evangelistic lunchtime talks, and small Bible study groups that meet on various nights of the week.
Christians in Sport has been reaching the world of sport for Christ for over thirty years. We work with sportspeople across the age range, covering over eighty different sports and ranging from young people playing in their school team through to professional athletes. We meet on campus to encourage one another, pray together and equip ourselves to make Jesus known in our sports teams and clubs. For the academic year 2016-7 we meet on Wednesdays at 8.15 in 1 west 2.02. You would be very welcome
CathSoc is friendly group of people, open to all faiths or none, and we plan a wide range of events to take away, or contrast, the humdrum of academia. As well as meeting us at the Sunday Holy Mass, you can join us for our famed social events, plus take part in a schedule packed with activities, hear speakers on topical issues, join in serious discussions, trips out, retreats... and in fact anything appropriate you'd like to help make happen!! CathSoc is an SU society.
The Islamic Society aims to promote awareness about Islam, promote brotherhood and tolerance between Muslims and non-Muslims, organise activities (educational and recreational) which reflect the Islamic faith and teaching, and help to cater for the needs of Muslim students in the Campus environment. Activities include talks, ladies-only swimming lessons, Eid events, and videos. The Islamic Society is an SU Society. For entry to the Muslim Prayer room please go to the Library Reception for access details. The library reception is open 24/7. Please take your library card with you.
Everyone is welcome to join the Jewish Society in Bath. We provide support to Jewish students studying in Bath and to help people learn more about the Jewish faith. You don't have to be Jewish to join! We meet up for religious festivals, conferences, lectures and the occasional drink. In fact if you have any ideas for activities then let us know. J. Soc is an SU Society. Rabbi Mendy Singer (email below) is the Jewish chaplain for the south west. He'll be glad to hear from you.
The Orthodox Students Society is a place where you can meet students from many different countries, who bring with them a deep cultural and spiritual heritage. The Society gives time and space to explore questions relating to the Orthodox Faith and an opportunity to pray and study our tradition together. The local Orthodox Church in Bath is the Parish Community of St. John of Kronstadt.
Being a student can be tough sometimes... In fact, being a human can be tough! Being stressed, sad or angry are things we all go through. Meditation is a method of training our mind to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of awareness. When the turbulence of thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep contentment and sense of "knowing" arise naturally from within. If you decide to meditate regularly you will find a renewed outlook on life - a more appreciative lens on which to view the world! Join us on Wednesday at 6.15pm in the Chancellors' Building, probably CB 3:11
Next meeting: Next Thursday 11th May 5.15 – 6.15 By the Lake Or Lime tree if wet The University of Bath Interfaith Forum has been set up. It aims to set up a regular meeting: • in a public place, • and open to students, post docs and staff • to develop our understanding of each other • and to be seen to stand together. The Founder members are Nigel Rawlinson (University Chaplain) and Mohammad Lone (President of Islamic Society), with support from the Jewish Society and others. An inaugural meeting was held on 26th April, attended by staff, students and University Student Services Background: Nigel Rawlinson and Mohammad Lone have been in touch as part of interfaith bridge-building on this campus. They say, “We intentionally met the day after the Westminster killings – in 4 West. The news was still unfolding, and we wanted to be seen to stand together, not knowing what public reaction might be. We wish to develop this means of understanding and respect in a pro-active way, before any further terrorist attack.” Recently the Pope messaged to affirm the United Nations, saying the tension in North Korea was “too hot”. On Thursday 4th May, at the University of Bath Volunteer awards, the Mayor Councillor Paul Crossley said that we are a “local united nations”, acknowledging the many countries represented on campus. UBIF believes that understanding and relationships are important. Practicalities: We aim to meet monthly, in the early evening, for one hour. The programme would include a news round-up, a 10 minute topic, and Q&A. Ground rules • Friendship • Desire to find common ground, for the common good • Desire to build understanding • Desire to be seen together • Desire to establish a reputation in the community. • Desire to avoid extremism in any faith tradition • Desire to avoid any other divisive talk Those who come declare by their presence their wish to be seen and engaged. There is no pressure to speak though.