The University of Aberdeen warmly welcomes students and staff from many diverse nations, cultures, faiths, and beliefs. This diversity enriches our whole community, making Aberdeen a great, globally minded place to study and work.
We provide a multi-cultural and supportive environment, so whoever you are and wherever you come from, you will always be welcome. The services and resources of the Chaplaincy are available to all students and staff - we welcome those from all faiths and none.
The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy is, at its very heart, a place of pastoral care. Chaplains provide not only a welcome but support and advice to members of the community in times of stress, crisis, bereavement, or illness. We are also here for those simply wanting to explore questions of a personal or confidential nature. The Chaplaincy actively works to develop and organise inter-faith dialogues and community celebrations, building community through various events.
You don’t need an appointment. We have an 'Open Door' policy, so you can pop in to see us at any time between 10am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (from 10.30am on Tuesdays), for a chat, some quiet space or a cup of tea or coffee.
We always have Fairtrade tea and coffee available for you to enjoy, free of charge! Whether you’re looking for a place to relax between lectures, meet with friends, or join society events, we’re here for you.
If you have something specific that you would like to talk with a chaplain about, or would prefer to make an appointment, please feel free to do so either over the phone or email, but know that this is not a requirement.
- Pet and Companion - PEACE - Tuesdays
PEACE (Pet and Companion)
PEACE is a charitable organisation that provides pastoral care along with canine therapy for people requiring support and companionship. Half hour sessions are available in the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy on Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 4pm. To book an appointment please email email@example.com.
Miranda and Spud will be back on Tuesday 26 April 2022.
- Online Bible Study - Wednesdays
Our Online Bible Study meet every Wednesday, starting 16 February, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm on Teams. We will meet each week until the end of term in March. All students and staff are welcome.
The theme of this term's Bible Study will be 'Exile' and we'll be drawing on the Bible Project resources for our discussions.
Numbers limited to 8. Please book soon!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link.
- Light Box - Wednesdays and Thursdays
30 minute sessions can be booked on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm
Email email@example.com to book a session.
- Chaplaincy Book Group - Fridays
Chaplaincy Book Group will meet online on Fridays, from 12 noon - 1pm on Teams, beginning on Friday 28 January 2022.
It is an open discussion group for students and staff with an emphasis on conversation and banter rather than academic credit.
All are welcome. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Teams link.
Support the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy
- How to support us?
The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy plays a vital role at the University of Aberdeen in supporting both students and staff throughout their time with us. We aim to develop academic, social and spiritual aspects of higher education within members of our community while also providing support for those who may be struggling with life events, studies, unexpected losses or conflicts, relationships or simply trying to fit everything together.
We provide a range of services to the University community, from one-on-one support and a listening ear, to events and activities for students to connect with others, relax and unwind. We are here for everyone as an oasis on campus for all.
Our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy welcomes a great deal of students and student societies and groups each week. Unfortunately, our building is showing its age. If you would like to donate and help us welcome, care and support an ever growing and evolving multi-cultural and multi-faith campus population, we would greatly appreciate your support.
Please follow this link to donate. On the form, in the drop-down menu please choose ‘other’ and then write in ‘Chaplaincy'.
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We operate a Chaplaincy email list, sending out occasional updates on events occurring throughout the term. To place yourself on the email list, send an email to email@example.com from your own email account.
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