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