Current Worship and Activities – Term 1

Chaplaincy Activities and Facilities

The Chaplaincy houses a Christian Chapel and we welcome you to join us for a range of weekly worship and prayer activities, which are open to staff and students of all faiths or none. Please see below for our timetable of regular events. As the Chapel is currently closed due to the pandemic, our programme is currently operating remotely unless stated.

If you would like to attend an event, please register by clicking on the button below. Further details for each activity are listed below the timetable; alternatively you may contact the relevant host via email.

If you would like to leave a prayer request and have a candle lit on your behalf, or see details of current worship, please see our Virtual Chapel page.

For information on other spaces for prayer and contemplation, including Muslim prayer facilities, please click on this link: https://students.leeds.ac.uk/prayercontemplationfaithsupport

Chaplaincy phone & e-services are open and available to all staff & students. To make a phone/video-call appointment with a chaplain for faith or pastoral support, email your request to chaplaincy@leeds.ac.uk, or call leaving your contact information: 0113 343 5071

Timetable of regular events

Monday Drop-In – Rev. Anthea Colledge 2 – 3:30pm Blackboard
Please follow this link
Tuesday Breathe Worship in the Quaker Style – Robin Fishwick
Contact: r.fishwick@leeds.ac.uk
1:10 – 1:40pm Zoom
Contact Robin via email
Catholic Mass – Fr. Marc Homsey
Please see the Catholic Chaplaincy website for details at www.uilcc.org.
Contact: m.homsey@leeds.ac.uk
1:15pm Catholic Chapel,
5 St Mark’s Avenue
Drop-In – Rev. Anthea Colledge 2 – 3:30pm Blackboard
Please follow this link
Engaging with Theology – Student Outreach Workers and Robin Fishwick
(Last Tuesday of the month)
Contact: r.fishwick@leeds.ac.uk
3 – 5pm Zoom
Contact Robin via email
Queer Space – Rev. Anthea College
Contact: a.colledge@leeds.ac.uk
5 – 6pm Zoom
Contact Anthea via email
Wednesday Glimpses of Jesus: Bible Study – Juanma Robles
(First Wednesday of the month)
Contact: J.M.JimenezRobles@leeds.ac.uk
10:00 – 10:45am Zoom
Contact Juanma via email
Hope Course – Juanma Robles
(Last Wednesday of the month, excluding December)
Contact:
J.M.JimenezRobles@leeds.ac.uk
10 – 11am Zoom
Contact Juanma via email
Drop-In – Rev. Samantha Sheehan 10am – 12noon Blackboard
Please follow this link
Mid-Week Prayers & Reflections – Rev. Anthea Colledge
Contact: a.colledge@leeds.ac.uk
1:10pm Facebook
Drop-In – Rev. Melvyn Kelly 2 – 4pm Blackboard
International Students Club (ISC) – Anna Spiegel.
ISC is a club run by volunteers from local churches with the support of the Chaplaincy.
Contact: a.spiegel@leeds.ac.uk
6 – 8pm Zoom
See Facebook page
Thursday Drop-In – Fr. Marc Homsey 10am – 12noon Blackboard
Please follow this link
Catholic Mass – Fr. Marc Homsey
Please see the Catholic Chaplaincy website for details at www.uilcc.org.
Contact: m.homsey@leeds.ac.uk
1:15pm Catholic Chapel,
5 St Mark’s Avenue
Leeds Chinese Christian Church: Mandarin Fellowship – Pr. Kim Chan
Contact: Eric Suen e.suen@leeds.ac.uk
7pm Zoom
Contact Eric via email
Friday Catholic Mass – Fr. Marc Homsey
Please see the Catholic Chaplaincy website for details at www.uilcc.org.
Contact: m.homsey@leeds.ac.uk
8:30am Catholic Chapel,
5 St Mark’s Avenue
Drop-In – Rev. Samantha Sheehan 10am – 12noon Blackboard
Please follow this link
Prayer of the Heart: Orthodox Reflections – David Ephrem
Contact: d.berryman@leeds.ac.uk
3:30pm Facebook post
Please see our page here
Leeds Chinese Christian Church: Cantonese and English Bible Study Groups – Pr. Kim Chan
Contact: Eric Suen e.suen@leeds.ac.uk
7pm Zoom
Contact Eric via email
Sunday Café Church – Rev. Samantha Sheehan and Rev. Anthea Colledge
(First and third Sundays of the month)
Contact: s.sheehan@leeds.ac.uk or a.colledge@leeds.ac.uk
5 – 7pm Zoom
Contact Anthea or Sam via email
Sunday Catholic Mass – Fr. Marc Homsey
*Booking necessary for Sunday Mass – please see the Catholic Chaplaincy website at www.uilcc.org.
Contact: m.homsey@leeds.ac.uk
5pm Catholic Chapel,
5 St Mark’s Avenue
Creative Space – Rev. Melvyn Kelly
Leeds Beckett Facebook Group
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Breathe

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 on Zoom with Robin Fishwick.

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Engaging with Theology

Come and discuss some of the biggest and most controversial questions and topics within Christianity.

The last Tuesday of the month at 3-5pm on Zoom with our Student Outreach Workers.

Queer Space@The Chaplaincy 

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

Tuesdays 5-6pm on Zoom (term-time only) with Rev. Anthea Colledge.

Glimpses of Jesus

Join us for a bible study on the man who split history in two.

For details of upcoming discussions please see the Glimpses of Jesus Facebook page.

First Wednesday of the month at 10-10:45am via Zoom with Juanma Robles.

Hope Course

The Hope Course is about psychological wellbeing, and is a supportive space for the students and staff of the universities of Leeds in these times of social distancing and loneliness.

The aim of the Hope Course is to look together at some topics related to our psychological wellbeing, such as anxiety, stress, anger, forgiveness, emotional intelligence and resilience, in order to understand them a little better so we can face our future with a renewed hope.

The course will be facilitated by Dr. Juanma Robles, who has a BA in Psychology and a PhD where he researched about the topic of forgiveness. It is open to all students and staff of the universities of Leeds.

Begins 28th of October. Last Wednesday of the month (excluding December) at 10-11am via Zoom.

Midweek Prayers & Reflections

Receive Christian readings and reflections for the week.

Please see our Virtual Chapel page or Facebook page to see the weekly readings and occasional live service.

Wednesdays via mixed formats with Rev. Anthea Colledge.

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International Students Club

Run by volunteers from local churches with the support of the Chaplaincy.

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

Please see the ISC Facebook page for more details.

Wednesdays at 6-8pm on Zoom with Anna.

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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 from 7pm on Zoom with Pr. Kim Chan.

Fridays in Cantonese and English from 7pm on Zoom with Pr. Kim Chan.

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Prayer of the Heart

End the week with meditative reflections in the Orthodox tradition.

Fridays via Facebook post 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.

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 1st Sunday and 3rd Sunday of the month during term time from 5pm. The 1st Sundays are Café Church Connect, which is an inclusive contemporary worship service open to all. The 3rd Sundays are Café Church Original, where we create, discuss and reflect. 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 on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month (term-time) with Rev. Samantha Sheehan.

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Catholic Mass

The Catholic Chaplaincy is located a short walk from the universities. Mass is held at 5pm on Sundays weekly during term time, with additional sessions throughout the week for Mass, Confession, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and other activities. See the Catholic Chaplaincy website for latest details of all activities.

*Booking necessary for Sunday Mass. Please see the website.

Sundays at 5pm year round followed by CathSoc social events, with Fr. Marc Homsey