Bishop Grossesteste University has roots in the Anglican Church of England tradition and so we endeavour to be a place and a community which encourages dialogue about faith. However, we also seek to integrate the dimension, insights and challenges of faith into all aspects of life. A strong and visible reflection of our Christian inheritance is seen in the presence of a full time ordained chaplain and a chaplaincy team who make the offering of regular prayer and worship in the University a priority. With others, this ensures that there remains an ongoing cycle and community of prayer at the heart of our shared life at BG.
Other events and activities are aimed at recognising the wider picture of faith and its many expressions as well as building up fellowship in our community and encouraging the exploration of the spiritual dimension of our living and our learning.
The Chaplain or members of the team are always happy to pray with you or to offer prayers on your behalf for situations and people about whom you care, or are worried for. We do this each day within the context of our morning prayer in chapel. If you’d like us to offer prayers for you, you can:
- leave a request on the board in chapel
- send us an email – email@example.com
Finding a Worshipping Community/Faith Community
Chaplaincy annually produces a ‘Local Churches & Faith Communities’ booklet which gives both a self-description of a range of churches and communities along with the contact details they have made available. This information may be helpful to individuals personally looking for somewhere to attend and worship but can be equally useful for those who, for educational, course-related or school placement reasons would like to make contact with a particular church or faith group. Copies of the booklet can be freely picked up in Chapel or the Chaplaincy Office in the SU.
If there is anything within the document which you wish to follow up with a conversation, either use the contact details you find there or contact the chaplaincy team direct at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you consider any of the information to be incorrect or no longer up-to-date, please contact the chaplaincy team so that this can be rectified.
In a community of learning which takes both faith and education seriously, we support and value opportunities for dialogue, listening and sharing between people of different faiths. This is presently expressed in the following ways:
- maintaining informal links with the local Interfaith Forum
- actively supporting and hosting Lincoln’s Council for Christian and Jews (CCJ), their events and dialogue meetings
- keeping, and seeking to extend, a register and contact list of those we can call upon to offer support, advice and information on local faith communities and issues as required
- inviting individuals who represent a range of different Christian and other faith traditions to attend and/or contribute towards BGU events and activities throughout the year