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Faith and religion

The Faith Centre 

The purpose-made centre is open to everyone and offers unique spaces for group worship, private prayer, personal reflection, social activities, pastoral support and relaxation right here on campus.

Located in a very visible location on University Road adjacent to Chapman building and the Derwent block at Peel Park Accommodation, the space has its own chapel and a large Muslim prayer room for both men and women.

The Faith Centre reflects the University’s continuing commitment to support the student experience, and our extensive faith-based facilities are a rare gem for UK universities.  It offers a unique space for those of faith or who follow a religion, those who are questioning / seeking / agnostic or prefer not to define their spirituality in a specific way, and those who are not religious or have no faith, and to build positive relationships between all groups.

There is a community kitchen for all to use, a social space, a quiet room, a variety of bookable spaces including meeting rooms, Chaplains offices and gender neutral/accessible toilets. The Faith Centre plays host to a variety of faith and non-faith based events and activities including craft groups, student societies, therapeutic counselling and mindfulness sessions.  For further information about the accessibility of this building please visit our partner disabledGO.

You can also take a virtual tour of the Faith Centre here

The University's mission as an educational institution means that it is keen to provide a supportive context in which all students and staff of any belief system, religious, philosophical and cultural background, can explore new ideas and experiences; and engage critically with each other in a safe and respectful learning environment.