The Chaplaincy Centre

The Chaplaincy Centre

We are a welcoming and engaging place for people of all faiths and none. We offer space for exploring issues of spirituality and building community, or just a quiet place to eat your lunch.

Covid-19 Update

The Chaplaincy Centre remains open for individual prayer or meditation every day from 9am to 5pm for people of any faith or no faith .

Unfortunately, in line with current government guidance, we cannot host group worship at this time—which includes Shabbat services, mass/Eucharist, Jummah, and any other communal/congregational worship. We are continuing to keep abreast of government guidance and will adapt to this as appropriate. We also have a maintenance issue with our heating systems in the Chaplaincy Centre, so if you would like to drop in to pray or meditate in there, please do wrap up warm.

The Islamic Prayer Rooms in Ash House are temporarily closed for maintenance repairs, and we will update everyone as soon as possible. Users are encouraged to use any available space in the Chaplaincy Centre for individual prayer. Chaplains remain available for 1-1 pastoral support, and this can be arranged by emailing chaplaincy@lancaster.ac.uk We look forward to seeing you when we can gather in person again, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Vibrant. Diverse. Inclusive.

Any faith or none, there is a place for you here.

Major religious festivals

Calendar of religious holy days and festivals of many of our faith groups.

Regular faith events

Many different groups use the Chaplaincy Centre throughout the year. Our regular faith group events are listed below...

  • Anglican Communion – Sundays, 11.15am
  • Buddhist zen meditation – Wednesdays, 5–6.15pm
  • Catholic Mass – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm, and Sundays at 5.30pm
  • Church on campus – Sundays, 7pm
  • Jewish lunch and learn – Wednesdays, 12pm
  • Jewish Shabbat – Fridays
  • Jumu'ah prayer – Fridays in the Islamic Prayer Rooms, Ash House
  • Mindfulness meditation – Thursdays, 1.15–1.45pm
  • Quaker meeting – Mondays, 1pm
  • Soup lunch – Wednesdays, 12.30–1.15pm

Other groups using the Centre

As well as our many faith communities, there are many other groups that use the Chaplaincy Centre. Rooms are available for booking at a reasonable charge – please contact us to find out more.