Virtual Chapel

Welcome to our Virtual Chapel

During this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to host a space for prayer and contemplation on this page.

The Claire Chapel is now open for private prayer, but our collective worship remains online.

If you would like, you can leave a prayer request below and also have a candle lit on your behalf. Some of our chaplains will also be leading virtual worship services, and we will be posting details of these on our social media. Please see our Facebook feed below.

You can still contact us by using the form on the Contact Us page or by:
– Emailing chaplaincy@leeds.ac.uk
– Leaving a voicemail on 0113 343 5071
– Phoning the out-of-hours chaplain on 07780 613 862
– Attending our virtual drop-in sessions. Please see the Chaplaincy-run Worship and Activities page for details.

Up-to-date details of Chaplaincy support and activities will be posted on this website and on our social media channels:
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Worship and weekly readings

Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
This weeks reflection comes from Samantha
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year B

Mark 4:35-41
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
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Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year B
Mark 4:26-34
26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year B
Mark 3:20-35
20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Here is this week's reflection from the chaplaincy, this time written by Anthea.
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All prayers will be prayed for regularly by our chaplains and student outreach workers. A candle for each prayer will be lit by either Father Marc at the Catholic Chaplaincy or outreach worker Joseph at St Luke’s Lutheran Church.

If you would like the prayer to remain private, you may say ‘Private prayer’.