The Chaplaincy: A centre of care and support for all
Chaplaincy provides personal, emotional, communal, spiritual, faith and belief support, for all members of the University and is used as much or more by people of no religion, than by people of particular faiths. We have a commitment not to proselytise, and to support all people to flourish.
If discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, or any other form of discrimination, has affected you, we encourage you to discuss concerns with the Chaplaincy.
The Christmas Carol Service is back in the McEwan Hall, Sunday 10 December at 6pm (Doors open 5:15pm); festive carols with our fabulous choirs, and gorgeous setting. The traditional uplift before exams! All welcome, and open to members of the public, too.
Events and Exhibitions at The Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy offers a range of events throughout semester that are open to all staff and students.
This includes our weekly drop-in sessions with a focus around wellbeing including Mindfulness, Tai Chi and Mindful Doodling. We also offer workshops, courses and other events annual events like our Carol Service.
Click here to see our Events and Exhibitions section which has a full overview of all of our offerings and more information of how you can get involved.
The University Multi-faith and Belief Chaplaincy provides pastoral and spiritual support, courses and spiritual practices, for students and staff of all faiths and none
Details of faith and worship facilities on and near the University campus can be found here.
The University of Edinburgh Mindfulness programme at the Chaplaincy offers a wide range of resources, from free lunch-time drop-ins to monthly day retreats, led by Dr Kitty Wheater, Mindfulness Chaplain.
Click here to read more about our Mindfulness provision at The Chaplaincy.
We offer Mindfulness courses open to all staff and students.
Our weekly MindLetter consists of an email, with a theme for reflection.
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.
How to get in touch
The Listening Service offers appointments 9-5pm on weekdays, to book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Listening Service can also be accessed outwith office hours for support with urgent matters. To contact the Listening Service out of hours, please phone University Security on 0131 650 2257.