Virtual Chapel

Welcome to our Virtual Chapel

While the Emmanuel Centre is closed during this time of uncertainty, we are continuing to host a space for prayer and contemplation on this page.

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 on:
Mondays and Tuesdays at 14:00-15:30 – use this link when it’s open: eu.bbcollab.com/guest/519579a03be5428684f7cf0b2c77b0d7
Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00-12:00 noon – use this link when it’s open: eu.bbcollab.com/guest/97bb60fb14f249438c5e595167b0438d

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
RCL Gospel for 14th Sunday in Ordinary time Year A
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
16“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; 19the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

25At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds added 2 new photos — at University of Leeds.
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Revised Common Lectionary Gospel for 13th Sunday in Ordinary time Year A

Matthew 10:37-42
37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Virtual Chapel at Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
Today is the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary. The Gospel reading for today is:

Matthew 10:24-39

24“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven. 34“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
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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.