What we do

The Chaplaincy is a University provision of pastoral and spiritual support for students and staff of all faiths and none.

What we offer

  • Welcome and hospitality.
  • A multi-faith and belief team.
  • The University Listening Service for staff and students  with one to one support.
  • A Mindfulness Programme of drop-ins and courses
  • Wellbeing activities
  • Events.
  • Ceremonies, rituals  memorials and vigils.
  • An open space (open 9.30am - 4pm) with tea and coffee.
  • Places for meeting.
  • Spaces for reflection.
  • Religion and Belief Literacy Training.

Chaplaincy Activities


  • University-wide events including the Carol Service.
  • Smaller events including memorials for students or members of staff.
  • Multi-faith and belief  events and faith-based celebrations including Diwali and Eid.
  • International events.
  • ‘What is the University for?’ programme of events.
  • Wellbeing lunchtime practices of mindfulness, Capacitar tai chi, and yoga.  
  • Circles of conversations around topical themes. 
  • Weekly communion service and Taize prayer.
  • Opportunities to explore and engage in environmental and social justice issues.

Further details are at our events page:

Chaplaincy events


The Chaplaincy Centre

Chaplaincy has a variety of places around the University.  The main one is the Chaplaincy Centre at 1 Bristo Square, part of the Potterow student centre.

Details of the facilities at the Bristo Square Chaplaincy Centre

We also have spaces at King's Buildings on the 3rd floor of the Mary Brück building (including Muslim prayer rooms), the Vet School, Moray House and Little France, and the George Square Labyrinth.

Chaplaincy Centre

Contact details



1 Bristo Square

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