The Chaplaincy is a safe and welcoming space for people of all faiths and none

We would like to highlight that if discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief has affected you, you are always welcome to discuss concerns with the Chaplaincy.

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The Chaplaincy is for all faiths and none.  Our team covers a wide variety of beliefs, including Humanism, Daoism, Paganism and all major world religions.  You don't have to be religious or spiritual to attend events at the Chaplaincy or use our services.  All are welcome.

Welcome to Chaplaincy

Annual Chaplaincy events

More information about Chaplaincy, including Annual Reports

A Multi-Faith and Belief Statement in Support of EU Migrant Workers and Their Families Since the Referendum

All members of the University community including staff, students and their family & friends are warmly invited to the University's Carol Service which will take place on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at St Giles' Cathedral.  The doors will open at 5:15pm and guests are kindly requested to take their seats by 5:40pm before the Service starts at 6pm.


Further details, the Carol Service poster and the link to the live video stream can be found on the event page.

If you need to talk to a chaplain urgently, call Security on 0131 650 2257 to talk to the on-call chaplain. Otherwise, please email or phone us to make an appointment (please see the contact page).

Our multi-faith team of chaplains and belief contacts is available to offer sensitive, impartial support in any situation.

We offer personal support, religious support and spiritual support to staff and students of all faiths and none.

Emergency support

The Listening Service

The Listening Service operates through the University Chaplaincy, for students or staff who want to touch base on any concerns or anxieties, or are looking for a timely or purposeful conversation. Conversations can be held in a variety of places, and could be over coffee or a walk.

How to get in touch: Drop in at the Chaplaincy Centre in Bristo Square (next to the EUSA shop), where the Receptionist will be able to direct you. Or, email Or telephone 0131 650 2595.

Dis-mything: You don't have to be religious to use the Chaplaincy. The Chaplaincy is not only for students; it's for staff too.

Next Exhibition

The next exhibition which will go on display in the Bristo Square Chaplaincy will be by Save The Children, showcasing their work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Further details will be posted here when the exhibition is on display.

Previous Exhibition

Tented Dreams: an exhibition of Syrian art from the refugee camps presented by Souriyat Across Borders.  This exhibition ran from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd November in the Bristo Square Chaplaincy auditorium.  There was a short presentation in the Auditorium about the exhibit at 3pm on Wednesday 1st November.