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Chaplaincy

About Us

What do we do?                   

  • Confidential and non-judgemental listening.
  • Pastoral care for students and staff.
  • Spiritual accompaniment.
  • Provide Inter Faith services and links with various Faith Communities.
  • Offer support in times of crises.
  • Support students and staff through the ups and downs of life.
  • Bereavement support for students and staff (please let us know if you or a friend have been bereaved).
  • Visitation when needed (please let us know if you are concerned about a student or member of staff who may be at home or in hospital and may like a visit from a Chaplain).
  • Provide opportunities for prayer and reflection.
  • Provide Catholic Sacramental services, like Eucharist, Baptisms, Weddings, etc.
  • Link students and staff with other support services.
  • Sit on various committees within the University.
  • Support various student activities.

Why students/staff chat with a Chaplain

  • Talk about personal struggles.
  • Chat through family difficulties.
  • Relationship/marital problems.
  • Academic difficulties.
  • Experience loss or bereavement.
  • New and mature students struggling to adjust to academic life.
  • Hearing bad or upsetting news.
  • Struggling with personal or family illness.
  • Need to talk about their faith or the spiritual side of their life.
  • Like a Chaplain to pray for an intention.

        (See Request a Prayer under ‘Prayer Traditions’)

  • Need help and support in making a decision.
  • Resolve an issue from the past in order to move on.
  • And for many other reasons