Overview

Events at and around the Chaplaincy

We will reopen at 9.30am on Monday 21st April.

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.

If you enjoyed Anne Butler's exhibition of paintings last month, a link to her website is below.

On Mondays there is Fair Trade Soup in the auditorium - by donation.

Tuesdays - yoga at 1.10pm (22nd Apr, 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)

On Thursdays curry and rice are provided by Punjabi Junction - by donation.

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:

There will be a lecture on Cosmologies, Faith and the Environmental Crisis at the National Museum of Scotland as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Saturday 19th April, 8-9.30pm, with Dr Jeremy Kidwell, Dr Fazlun Khalid and Dr Mark Harris. Link for tickets below (tickets are free but numbers are limited).

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:

19th April - a lecture on Cosmologies, Faith and the Environmental Crisis at the National Museum of Scotland as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Saturday 19th April, 8-9.30pm, with Dr Jeremy Kidwell, Dr Fazlun Khalid and Dr Mark Harris. Link for tickets below.

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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