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

“The University Listening Project” is part of the What’s the University for? series, which Edinburgh University Chaplaincy has been running since 2012. We promote courageous and compassionate conversations to explore the vision, purpose and future of the University.

Learn more about the University Listening Project. 


The Chaplaincy runs the University Listening Service during the week, for any who would appreciate “a good listening to”.

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.

Join us on the 26th of February for the lecture 'Valuing Life at the end of Life'. This talk will be given by Professor Patrick T. Smith, Associate Research Professor of Duke Divinity School and the Medical School of Duke University.

Find out more about Valuing Life at the End of Life

Previous Exhibition

Translation Through the Centuries.  From Friday 9th to Thursday 29th March the Bristo Square Chaplaincy featured an exhibition on the life of translation. “Translation Through the Centuries” is a project organised by the Edinburgh University Translators’ Society, and warmly encourages anyone interested in language and its use in the form of translation throughout history to come have a look at the exposition. This exhibition aimed to present certain key events from all over the world of the achievements of translators and the development of translation as a phenomenon so vital to our global society. Viewers were encouraged to celebrate with us the incredible skill that is using the art of translation to inform, entertain or negotiate, write up peace treaties and solve disputes, as well as fuel conversation where there otherwise might have been none.