BGU is often described as being a community minded place which has a certain ‘family feel’. Chaplaincy seeks to play a positive and active part in nurturing our community life and the values and characteristics which are important to us.
Healthy people, healthy campus
Chaplaincy plays its part in promoting and nurturing the whole person, which can mean providing opportunities for spiritual growth and exploration but can also mean providing opportunities for strengthening friendship and community. In recent years, Chaplaincy have offered a full programme of trips out including Bridlington, York, the Yorkshire wildlife park, a local observatory and to climb the steps in the cathedral roof. We have worked closely with the SU in offering a number of annual residential experiences in Wales and Buxton, where we have enjoyed new places, new people and new experiences. We can also signpost people who wish to engage in specifically religious and spiritual away day or retreat experiences.
Universities and University Colleges with a Church Foundation and Cathedrals Group
As a University with a faith and Anglican foundation we belong to the international group of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion as well as a group of similar HEIs across England and Wales. The Chaplains, Principals and Vice Chancellors of the 15 institutions in the Cathedrals Group of Universities meet together each year for shared discussions, debates, mutual support and developing best practice.
Each year, our BGU Chapel Choir attends the Church Universities and University Colleges’ Choir Festival, travelling to one of the church founded HEI’s for a weekend to sing and socialise together!
Music and Singing
Music has traditionally played an important part within our celebrations of both the Church’s and the BGU seasons throughout the year. Our Chapel Choir rehearses on a weekly basis to provide the music for these occasions as well as enjoying time together or even going out and about to sing elsewhere! Anyone is welcome to come along on a Thursday evening to the chapel between 5.45pm-6.45pm to see what we do and give it a go!