Chaplaincy Run Worship and Activities

Chaplaincy Activities and Facilities

The Chaplaincy offers a regular programme of worship, prayer, contemplation and social activities. All activities are open to staff and students of all faiths or none and are in the Emmanuel Centre unless otherwise stated.

The Emmanuel Centre is next to the Parkinson Building and also houses seminar rooms. We have a Common Room where you are welcome to relax on the sofa and make yourself a hot drink. Upstairs is the Claire Chapel, available all day for quiet prayer and contemplation, and the Wilson Room, available for private study or bookable for group activities.

Unity is an ongoing project in partnership with the International Office and other volunteers from around the University of Leeds. Regular events are held to promote intercultural and interfaith dialogue through socialising and social action. Check the Facebook Page for more info.

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*=term-time only.

Monday 8:00 – 8:45am Claire Chapel
Tuesday 1:10-1:40pm Claire Chapel
Tuesday  5pm – 6pm
Wednesday 1:10-1:40pm Claire Chapel
Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm Wilson Room
Thursday 6:30-9:00pm Wilson Room
1st Friday Monthly
Our Staff and Postgrad Coffee Hour is currently in hiatus and will be relaunched in January 2019
1:00 – 2:00pm Wilson Room
Friday  10.00am-12.00 midday
Friday 4:00 – 5:00pm Claire Chapel
Sunday 5:00-7:00pm Claire Chapel
Sunday 5:00pm Catholic Chapel, St Mark’s Avenue
2nd Sunday monthly 10:30- 12:00 noon Claire Chapel

Prayer of the Heart to start the week

Start the week with meditative prayer in the Claire Chapel. Breakfast snack and coffee provided.

Mondays 8:00-8:45am year round, Claire Chapel with David Ephrem

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Quaker style worship. We gather in attentive silence. We may remain silent throughout the meeting but anyone who is moved to speak may do so.

Tuesdays 1:10-1:40pm year round, Claire Chapel with Robin Fishwick and Richard Levitt, followed by a light lunch.

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Queer Space@The Chaplaincy 

A space for LGBTQIA+ Christian students and their allies to find faith and fellowship while at universities in Leeds

Tuesdays 5.00-6.00pm term time only, in the Wilson Room with Robin Hanford.

Midweek Communion

Join us at the Lord ’s table for Christian worship including prayer, reflection and an opportunity to receive communion. This service is led by an ordained member of our ecumenical chaplaincy team.

Wednesdays 1:10-1:40pm year round, Claire Chapel with an ordained member of our ecumenical team, followed by a light lunch.

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International Students Club

We welcome all students from around the globe to find out about life in the UK, meet new friends and improve your English. Refreshments are available and we plan a varied programme of activities every week, year round.

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm, year round, upstairs in the Emmanuel Centre with Anna S.

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Chinese Church

Come along to one of our groups to meet new friends, enjoy sharing interests, games and finding out more about the Bible. We are an international group from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, speaking Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Thursdays in Mandarin, 6.30-9.30pm, all year with Kim Chan.

Fridays in Cantonese and English, 6.30pm-9.30pm, all year with Johnny Chan and Eric Suen.

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Staff and PostGrad Coffee Hour

The first Friday of every month is Staff and PostGrad coffee hour at the Emmanuel Centre from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Anyone can drop in to socialise and encourage each other over snacks and drinks.

Fridays, monthly, year-round, 1:00- 2:00pm, Wilson Room with Anna S.

Our Staff and Postgrad Coffee Hour is currently in hiatus and will be relaunched in January 2019
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Prayer of the Heart

Finish the week with meditative prayer in the Claire Chapel. Refreshments provided.

Fridays 4:00-5:00pm year round, Claire Chapel with David Ephrem

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Emmanuel Café Church (Term-time only)

Emmanuel Café Church is the Sunday worship community at the Chaplaincy. Our worship is focused around discussion, reflection and ritual. There’s also a substantial slice of homemade cake and decent tea & coffee in there too.

We are a Christian community that is open and inclusive of all, but unified in a desire to grow in faith by being more open to God, more open to one another and more open to the world.

We meet every week during term time from 5pm in the Emmanuel Centre. You’re welcome to just come along and join in, or get in touch with us and we can arrange for one of our regulars to meet you beforehand.

Café Church has been meeting for over 10 years. We try to keep a record of what we do week by week on our blog – it’s a great place to get more of a sense of what we’re like. Why not have a look?

Sundays, 5-7pm in term-time, Claire Chapel with Rev Samantha Sheehan

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Catholic Mass

The Catholic Chaplaincy is located next to Notre Dame Sixth Form College, opposite the engineering department of the University of Leeds. Mass is held at 5:00pm on Sundays weekly, with additional sessions throughout the week for Mass, the Stations of the Cross and confession. See the Catholic Chaplaincy website for details of all activities.

Sundays, 5:00pm year round followed by CathSoc social events, with Fr Peter Kravos.

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Orthodox Liturgy

Liturgy in the Clare Chapel is held on the second Sunday of every month at 10.30 am. (except in July and August ). Fr David Gill is of the Russian tradition but services are in English and followers of all traditions are welcome.

All are welcome whether members of the Orthodox Church or interested in exploring Orthodoxy. Coffee and cakes are served after the Liturgy.

Fr. David is also available on Saturday and Monday of that weekend to meet students and staff and to assist in any way that is appropriate.

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