Faith at the RAU
The aim of the multi-faith chaplaincy is to support all students and staff at the University, to support all faiths and none within “Faith in the University”. To achieve this the chaplaincy provides additional associate chaplains of other faiths.
The University Chapel and Chaplaincy
The Chapel of St George the Martyr is situated in the quad, opposite the entrance to the dining room. It is an ecumenical Christian chapel and is open to students for worship, music, reflection and meditation on a daily basis.
The Chapel is licensed for marriages and baptisms, and has historically been used by staff and students for such occasions. Termly student services are held including Remembrance, Harvest, Christmas carols and Easter.
The main aim of the multi-faith Chaplaincy is to support all students and staff at the University, to support All Faiths and None within “Faith in the University”. To achieve this overall aim, the Chaplaincy is seeking to provide additional Associate Chaplains of other faiths.
The Chaplaincy offer opportunities to share with others in worship and in other informal groups for further awareness such as Bible study, prayer times and meditation, social occasions and one-to-one conversation. Details of these will be advertised on the social calendar and University notice boards. The Chaplaincy has appointed two chaplaincy assistants, who are both current students. They are the focal point of contact for all Chaplaincy matters and will be eager to meet with students either for a chat or to identify areas of interest and concern.
The Chapel is supported by four chaplains appointed by the University – Rev Canon Leonard Doolan, lead chaplain, supported by Rev Keith Burton, Rev James Taylor, and Fr Isidore Obi. The chaplains visit the University on a weekly basis (hours vary) and are available for appointment by request. The Cirencester Churches Together Group also has details of all Christian churches in the town, which are provided in the chapel lobby.
In addition to the Chapel, we also have a Faith & Reflection Room for the use of all faiths and the chaplaincy assistants offer a multi-faith contact point.
Sunday services are held in the chapel during term time, dates and times will be published termly on the chapel notice board.
RAU Chaplaincy team
- Rev. Keith Burton
- Rev. James Taylor
- Rev. Canon Graham Morris
- Rev. Julian Wilson
- Hugo Kennard
- Senior Pastor Matt Frost
- Rev. Fr. Isidore Obi
Other local faith communities and centres
Music in the Chapel
Organ – The key is available from the Porter's Lodge in exchange for your identity card, with the Chaplain’s prior approval.
Piano – available in the Chapel.