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Prayer and faith support

Whatever your faith – or even if you have no faith at all – Christ Church is welcoming to all.

No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you believe, our Chaplaincy is here for you.

Our team of practising Christians hold regular services in the Chapel at Canterbury and online. They also visit our other campuses to support all our students.

We also have an Inter-Faith Council, Buddhist meditation rooms, quiet spaces and Muslim prayer rooms.


For over 50 years the Chaplaincy has been praying daily for our University, blessing the buildings and supporting the community as it goes about its daily life.

Our Chaplaincy team is happy to pray and share prayer times with others, both in person and online. You’ll also find spaces where you can meditate, pray on your own or with others, or have others offer prayer for you in the Chapel and the Chaplaincy Centre.

Faith support

Our experienced chaplains have decades of ministry between them. They can help you explore your own faith journey and give you advice from a Christian perspective. The chaplains have a distinct belief and they recognise the value of sharing their faith with others and helping people make connections with their own faith tradition. 

Faith Spaces

North Holmes Campus

  • The Chapel of Christ in Majesty- Anselm Ag07 (follow the Chapel spire).
  • Faith Space - Meditation Room- Anselm Ag31 

  • Muslim Prayer Rooms - Separate Islamic prayer rooms for men and women are available in Fleming, rooms Fg02-05 (located between Fisher tower and Anselm, North Holmes Road), including wudu ablution facilities. The Canterbury mosque is a short 9min drive away (2.9miles) at 1 Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7LT

  • Muslim Prayer space - Moore Mg17, Fridays, 12.30 to 2.45pm, from 31 March - 2 June

Augustine House

  • Faith Space 1 -  AHg.28a. This open space is readily available for daily prayer, worship, meditation and reflection etc and is even bookable for appropriate group events up to 10 people. Please note this space is not for workshops, society events, or staff meetings. All requests for booking must be made at least 7 days in advance to

  • Faith Space 2- Augustine House AHg.26e: This multi-faith space, accessed through Faith Space 1 is available daily for prayer and corporate acts of worship. Currently, this facility is booked 12:00 – 13:00 and 17:00-18:00 on most days for Muslim prayer (the time will vary depending on the time of the year).


  •  Medway's Multi-Faith Space is located in the Pilkington building (PK039), opposite the chaplaincy centre. 

Bereavement Support

Experiencing bereavement is both painful and stressful. It’s important that you get the help you need to support you through the grieving process.

The Chaplaincy and Student Support teams are available to support you, either on your own or in a group. It can be very helpful to talk, as it enables you to process what has happened and how you feel.

As ordained Anglican ministers, the Chaplaincy team is experienced in supporting people facing and experiencing death and bereavement. The team is on hand to support students, staff and their families, of any faith, as they confront death and the loss of a loved one. The chaplains can offer you a listening ear and safe space to explore your feelings and emotions surrounding death, as well as practical support.

Further emotional support is also available through the Mental Wellbeing Team.

We also have an online self-help guide for those coping with bereavement.

Spaces for quiet contemplation on campus

Hidden within the campus are a number of green quiet garden spaces such as the Johnson gardens and Erasmus upper level garden beside Maxwell Davies. Just outside main campus Priory Gardens and the former cemetery at St Gregory's music centre are usually peaceful green spaces to visit.

Chaplain events

The chaplains at both Canterbury and Medway host a range of regular events around faith, wellbeing and connection.


  • Morning Prayer, Monday – Friday, 8.30am
  • Tea at Three, Monday – Friday, 3pm
  • Sacred Space, Wednesdays, 7pm
  • Gospel Choir, Wednesday, 7.30pm
  • Simple Communion, Thursday, 5pm
  • Soup and Simplicity, Friday, 12noon


  • TableTalk, Thursdays, 7.30pm. 9.30pm
  • World Café, Wednesdays, 12-2pm
  • Sacred Space, first Sunday afternoon of each month
Wellbeing and Support Events

Did You Know? 

Students can also access the historic Cathedrals of Canterbury and Rochester free of charge with their smartcard. 

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