The Chaplaincy is both ecumenical and multi-faith.
A listening ear and a warm welcome
Chaplains are here for everybody regardless of whatever your beliefs and practices may or may not be. We welcome anyone who wants someone to talk to, or just be with, regardless of how small or big your issue or feelings may seem to you.
We are available by prior appointment, just email chaplaincy (@gold.ac.uk).
Our Religion and Belief Guide (PDF) is now available to view online or download.
The Chaplaincy organises a range of activities and events during term-time including:
9.15 – Yurt Eucharist
The week begins with a Yurt Eucharist, a simple and short service of Holy Communion (in the Anglican tradition but open to everyone).
10.30 – 11.30 – Chat with a Chaplain and free chocolate along the RHB corridor
Chaplains are available to chat, offering free chocolate and a listening ear. It’s also an opportunity to sign up to the chaplaincy mailing list. Usually, we can be found at the entrance to café.
10.30 onwards – Tea and Toast (fresh coffee too)! In the multi-faith chaplaincy, next to the Yurt on Laurie Green
In case you missed breakfast or need a second one on a Monday morning, there are free tea and toast, as well as fresh coffee. A warm and friendly space to start the week.
6.00pm Alpha in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 56 Amersham Road
An opportunity to explore the big questions of life, faith and explore meaning, with a free supper too.
12.30-2pm Free lunch in the Catholic Chaplaincy
A hot veggie and vegan main meal. Drop in anytime between 12.30–2pm. A social space to enjoy good food and friendship.
3-4pm Relaxation, mindfulness and visualisation in the Multi-Faith Prayer Room (RHB2:106)
This is currently run by the wellbeing and counselling service and supported by chaplaincy. Please e-mail counselling-service (@gold.ac.uk).
12.15 Catholic Mass in the Catholic Chaplaincy centre, 56 Amersham Road
This is followed by a light lunch
Multi-Faith Prayer Room
The Multi-Faith Prayer Room is available for everyone for quiet and prayer. It is located on the first floor of the Richard Hoggart Building (Room 2.106). Please respect the sensibilities of other users whose tradition may be very different to your own. It helps to be careful not to take offence as well as not to cause it. A polite request eg for a period of silence will usually be met with a friendly and co-operative response. At times the Prayer Room is used for services and collective acts of worship (see noticeboards for a timetable of regular bookings). Any questions or concerns about the Multi-Faith Prayer Room should be directed to the Chaplaincy.