At BGU we welcome students and staff of all faiths and none
As a Church of England University, we many offer opportunities on campus for students and staff to gather and worship, using material and input from a variety of traditions. Our Chapel is a special place where the community can gather at important moments, and where you can, at other times, find a quiet space for personal reflection, the lighting of a candle or prayer.
The Chaplain plays an important part in the day-to-day pastoral care of students, being actively engaged with you from the very first days of the induction and welcome process and the Chaplaincy team are always available to any who seek support and a listening ear. They also offer formal and informal opportunities for Christian reflection, spiritual growth, and charitable activity, as well as the opportunity to meet with, learn from, and enjoy the company and friendship of others.
The Chaplaincy team works closely with representatives of other local Christian denominations and other faith groups. We can help you locate and engage with faith communities which are right for you, as well as support you if you are looking to explore new and alternative experiences which could be anything from learning bell-ringing to training as an accredited youth worker.
We’re here to support those who are exploring religious issues and to offer friendship, hospitality and support to all members of our community. We’re here to enrich the experience of being a member of the University. And we’re here to champion the values of compassion and service that draw together all people of good will.
Mission & Vision
Our Chapel and Chaplaincy team are here to:
- Promote respect for the diversity of religious views in our community and keep faith with our Christian inheritance
- Provide assistance to members of our community in their spiritual quests, whether or not they are exploring the Christian faith
- Provide space for the expression of, and dialogue about, what it can mean to have faith, to be spiritual and to be human
|I like to go to the Chaplaincy events. I’m not religious but that doesn’t matter because the Chaplaincy offers a wide range of activities for everyone. I like going to tea and toast where you can get hot drinks and some toast for free, plus it’s a good way to have a catch up with friends. I also like the Chaplaincy day trips. I went on one last year – the transport was free and it was a good day out.
Amber – Third year student