Faith, belief and culture
Welcoming every Faith, Belief and Culture
Here at City, you’re part of a wonderfully diverse community with people studying from all parts of the world. Many are religious and will want to find opportunities to practice their faith alongside their studies. Indeed, your time at City should be an opportunity to explore all aspects of life, not just your academic studies.
It will be a time when you have questions about identity and some of those ‘big questions’ in life:
- Who am I?
- What is my purpose?
- Is there more to life than ‘this’?
The Chaplaincy at City is a great place to help you explore all these issues and more.
You can find us in the City Faith Centre on Level 1 of the Tait Building (just before the Students' Union Reception desk) on the Northampton Square campus.
Inter Faith Week
11-15 November 2019
Throughout November you’re invited to come to the Multi-Faith Room (Tait C147) and write the name of a loved one you wish to remember on a leaf and place it on our Memory Tree.
At the end of the month the Chaplaincy Team will honour the names in a prayerful way.
Chat Up a Chaplain
Got a question about religion, belief or faith? Never know who to ask? During Inter-faith Week 2019 (11-15 November) take the opportunity to Chat up a Chaplain and ask! No question too big, too small or too stupid. Everyone who asks a question gets a free cookie!
Find us on the walkway of University Building on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 & 14.00
Wednesday 13 November 12pm.
Experience some of London’s places of worship during #interfaithweek2019. We will visit East London Mosque, St Marylebone Parish Church & Central London Synagogue where will receive refreshments.
You will need:
- contactless payment card or Oyster Card with minimum credit of £10,
- lunch & snacks for the journey,
- an interest in the history of the places we’re visiting.
Faith on campus
Here at City we’re able to offer spaces and arrangements to suit students of all faiths and religions. Find out more about our Faith Centre and Muslim prayer arrangements below
City Faith Centre
Completed in June 2017, our City Faith Centre, situated on the first level of Tait Building (just before you reach the Students’ Union and Courtyard Café), provides a place for prayers and reflection.
The Centre was in development for some time and it represents many hours of planning and consulting. It also represents a significant commitment on behalf of the University to providing a space for different needs; in this case for prayer and quiet contemplation.
The City Faith Centre offers a Multi-Faith Room for individual and group use, a Quiet Reflection Lounge offering individuals a place to pray, meditate, reflect, or simply calm the nerves before that important assessment or exam. In addition, we also offer dedicated prayer rooms for Muslim prayers.
We have a simple set of guidelines for those using the space, to ensure everyone can access City Faith Centre freely and with respect.
The Multi-Faith Room can be booked by faith societies and for other occasions in line with the Chaplaincy ethos. Links are below for the booking form and to see the availability of the room.
- Multi-Faith Room Booking form
- Multi-Faith Room feedback form
- Multi-Faith Room availability
- View further information about arrangements for Muslim prayer
We look forward to seeing you.
- Ian and the Chaplaincy team
Religious observance during exams
There may be times during examination periods when the observance of your faith requires you to be absent from the University at specific dates/times. Information on religious observance during exam periods, and how to make arrangements for it, can be found on the Exam Timetable page.