Sacred quiet & prayer space
The Chaplaincy Department has a number of spaces on campus for
worship, meditation and reflection. For detailed information on how
we use our spaces please access our policy on Use of Chaplaincy Space.
Chapel of St John the Evangelist
The full name for the main church building on campus, commonly
called the Chapel. It is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to
Friday. This space is used for worship and prayer as well as
teaching, exhibitions and performance. At the weekends it is
used by various Christian denominations for Sunday worship and
celebrations such as weddings and baptisms.
St Margaret’s Chapel
An informal dedicated prayer and discussion
space to the left of the main chapel, furnished with sofas and
The Water of Life Chapel
Situated to the right of the main chapel. It
is used for smaller group worship events. The stained glass window
is the work of a former student.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher
The small room on the right when entering the
building. It is a space that is always available for private
reflection, meditation, and prayer.
The Contemplation Room
(In the Quad) is a neutral space that is
available to all members of the University, irrespective of their
faith or background. The prayer space is ideal for small group
studies or personal prayers and reflection. There are prayer books
and mats for use by world faiths in the room and washing facilities
are located nearby.
The Peace Garden
A special, Japanese-style haven tucked
away behind the chapel, containing a tree brought from Hiroshima, a
soothing water feature and benches to sit on and enjoy the