Events at and around the Chaplaincy

We're open from 9.30am-9pm most weekdays - drop in for tea and coffee (available until 4pm by donation), bring your lunch, or just sit and chill out - and we often have events on in the evenings. After 5pm, the main auditorium is usually in use, but the upstairs library area is still open.

We will be closing at 5pm on Fridays 25 April and 2, 9 and 16 May, and closed all day on 23rd May (closed for the summer thereafter).

If you enjoyed Anne Butler's exhibition of paintings last month, a link to her website is below. There will be an exhibition from Edinburgh College of Art starting on Thursday 24th April.

There is no Taizé or Celtic prayer on Mondays this term.

Tuesdays - yoga at 1.10pm (29th Apr, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May)

Wednesdays - Holy Communion at 1.10pm (23rd Apr, 30th Apr, 7th May)

Thursdays - Capacitar Tai Chi at 1.10pm (24th Apr, 8th May, 15th May - NOT 1st May)

Fridays - Mindfulness at 1.10pm (25th Apr, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May)

To see which societies are meeting, consult the Chaplaincy noticeboard each day. (The Chaplaincy is closed on Saturdays and most Sundays.)

Upcoming events:

The Qur'an as a Text of Late Antiquity: Professor Angelika Neuwirth. Wednesday 30 April 2014, 5.30pm-7pm, 19 George Square, Edinburgh - presented by the Alwaleed Centre. No tickets required, all welcome.

Camino Pilgrimage in June - applications are now closed, we'll be putting up blogs and photos once the pilgrimage starts.

Soweto Melodic Voices will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Soweto Melodic Voices

In August 2014, Soweto Melodic Voices will be visiting Edinburgh again to perform at the Just Festival, and the Chaplaincy will be supporting this wonderful choir from South Africa. They'll be selling CDs this year, which are being recorded at the end of March. Support them through JustGiving (any size of donation) and you'll get two free songs to download!

They'll be singing in the Festival Service at Greyfriars on Sunday 17th August at 11am.

For more details, see the links below:

EUMS and Sowete Melodic Voices

Members of Soweto Melodic Voices and Edinburgh University Music Society

Spiritual practices for health and wellbeing

Information on communion services, yoga classes, mindfulness, prayer sessions etc. - mostly at lunchtimes

Prayers, Meditations and Spiritual Practice

Mindfulness Meditation sessions are run each Friday lunchtime in the Sanctuary, and on Thursday afternoons in the Main Library.

Mindfulness Meditation

Holy Communion celebrated according to the Anglican tradition - Wednesday lunchtimes

Holy Communion

What's The University For?

"What's The University For?" is a series of talks and workshops co-ordinated by the Chaplaincy on the purpose of the University, involving students and staff at all levels. The most recent meeting discussed "Can The University Afford To Have Values?" and was chaired by Susan Deacon, VP Corporate Engagement - 5pm, Wednesday 26th February. Details of more events coming soon.

What's The University For?

Societies and groups

There are many student societies and groups who regularly meet in the Bristo Square Chaplaincy Centre.

Societies and groups

Multi-faith activities and meals

Multi-faith events take place throughout the semester, including "Exploring Our Faiths" with speakers from several different religions every other Wednesday afternoon (from 15th January onwards).

Multi-faith Events

Events elsewhere in the University

Selected highlights:

The Qur'an as a Text of Late Antiquity: Professor Angelika Neuwirth. Wednesday 30 April 2014, 5.30pm-7pm, 19 George Square, Edinburgh - presented by the Alwaleed Centre. No tickets required, all welcome.

"To position Jewish and Christian texts and the Qur'an in a shared framework - 'Late Antiquity' - on first sight seems provocative. Late Antiquity, however, is not to be taken to denote a historical period, but rather a space of debate, where pagans, syncretists, Jews and Christians were approaching the diverse 'antiquities' - pagan philosophical as well as Biblical traditions - by means of innovative exegetical re-readings. Angelika Neuwirth is Senior-Professor of Arabic Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and director of the Corpus Coranicum research project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities."

Weddings and ceremonies

Weddings and other ceremonies can be organised with a chaplain. Please contact the Chaplaincy for more details.

Weddings and ceremonies

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