Chaplaincy

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

Conference Wednesday 25th October 2017, “When Education Becomes Possible: Stories of Life and Learning”.

On Wednesday 25th October 2017 the Bristo Square Chaplaincy will run and host a Conference from 11:30-16:00 as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Our focus at "When Education Becomes Possible" will be the transformative nature of education.  Often paths to education are obstructed through political, social or personal turmoil.  We will hear and tell stories of education being brought within people’s reach and transforming lives.  More information is available on the Conference website at http://www.alightforall.org/ and we hope you are able to join us for part of the day, or indeed the whole Conference.

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 chaplaincy@ed.ac.uk. 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.

Upcoming Exhibition

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

Previous Exhibition

‘Creative Reclaim’ by The Alma Project.  The exhibition previously on display at the Bristo Square Chaplaincy was part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017.  This year the theme was ‘Reclaim’.  These artworks were created by people who attend art groups at The Alma project, an arts project for adults with mental health issues.  The exhibition was titled ‘Creative Reclaim’, as that is one of the main aims of The Alma Project – to support people to reclaim their creativity.