What's On

  • The Chaplaincy team organises many events throughout the academic year. Events are open to everyone - both students and staff, and for people of any faith or no faith. The Chaplaincy exists for you and you are always welcome.

    Events are scheduled to run in semester-time unless otherwise indicated. Please feel free to drop in any time. If there is an event you would like to see us host or if you want to get involved, please email the Chaplaincy to let us know.

  • What's on

    International English Club

    Mondays from 7.45pm, Garden Room (BCK.G.20) 

    Come and make friends, play games, meet local English people and have fun! Everyone is welcome.

    Trans Day of Remembrance: A Solemn Commemoration 

    Monday, 20th November, 6pm, Garden Room (BCK.G.20) 

    Trans Day of Remembrance honours our transgender and gender-non-conforming siblings who have been killed within the past 12 months because of their gender expression. Remember and honour them in words and music. All are welcome.

    Meditation for Relaxation

    Tuesdays, 12pm, Garden Room & Thursday, 5pm, Garden Room (BCK.G.20)

    A breathing mediation exercise to help you to relax and feel refreshed.

    Ideas Café - Economics

    Tuesday, 21st November, 5pm, Garden Room (BCK.G.20) 

    "Is there an alternative to capitalism." All ideas and beliefs welcome. Come and join us and bring an open mind!

    Soul Feast

    Wednesday, 22nd November, 12pm, Garden Room (BCK.G.20) 

    You are welcome to share in a time of quiet worship and fellowship together. All are welcome. 

    Chaplaincy Lecture

    Wednesday, 22nd November, 6pm, Main Lecture Theatre, JHBB

    "Why does God allow human beings to commit atrocious acts?" In the Chaplaincy Lecture, speakers from different faith traditions share their personal understanding of God and the world to share insight into the existence of evil. All are welcome. 

    Prayer and Fellowship lunch

    Thursdays, 12pm, 62 London Road 

    You are welcome to share in a time of worship and fellowship together. Led by Fr. Prem Fernando and Sr. Lucy at the Catholic Chaplaincy House.

    Finding God at Brookes Bible Study

    Thursdays, 1:30pm, Garden Room (BCK.G.20) 

    You are welcome to share in a time of worship and fellowship together. Non-denominational Bible study and prayer led by Sola Adesola.

    Friday Prayer

    Fridays, 1pm, Garden Room and Inner Room (BCK.G.20-22)

    You are welcome to share in a time of worship and prayer. The Garden Room and Inner Room are available for personal prayer from 11am.


    Carolling Towards Christmas

    Tuesdays, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th December, 12:40-1:10pm, Westminster Chapel (Harcourt Hill)

    Carol Service

    Thursday, 7th December, 6:30-8pm, Westminster Chapel (Harcourt Hill)

    An Informal Carol Service to celebrate advent. All are welcome (family friendly) 

    Holocaust Memorial Day

    Monday, 29th January 2018, 12:40-1:10pm, Westminster Chapel (Harcourt Hill)


  • Regular events

    The following events are open to all and take place in the Garden Room (BCK.G.20) during semester time unless otherwise indicated. Contact the Chaplaincy during semester breaks if you are unsure. 

    For a full list of events, see our Chaplaincy calendar.

    Events by location

    The Chaplains will sometimes be available outside our regular hours but our availability may be affected by other meetings. To ensure we will be there to meet with you, please send an email to arrange an appointment.

  • Events at Headington Campus

    View more information about the Multifaith Chaplaincy Rooms on the ground floor of the Buckley Building.
    Monday
    7.45-9.45pm International English Club in the Garden Room
    Tuesday
    12.00-1.00pm Meditation for Relaxation in the Garden Room
    5.00-6.00pm Ideas Café in the Garden Room 
    Wednesday
    12.00pm Lunchtime Worship in the Garden Room
    1.00-2.00pm
    Crafternoon Tea in the Garden Room  
    Friday
    1.00pm (for 1.30 Jummah) Friday Prayer, led by Brookes Islamic Society, in the Inner Room
  • Events at the Catholic Chaplaincy

    Fr. Prem Fernando, Catholic Chaplain
    Events are at the Catholic Chaplaincy, 62 London Road, Headington
    Thursday
    11.00am-1.00pm Mass, Prayer & Fellowship Lunch with Fr. Prem and Sr. Lucy
    Sunday
    6.00pm Holy Mass, day of obligation, and social
  • Events at Harcourt Hill Campus

    Rev. Dr. Robert Bates, Chaplain in Residence. 
    Events are in the Westminster Chapel unless otherwise specified and take place during semester time.
    Monday-Friday
    8.45-8.55am Morning Prayer (on Fridays, a Roman Catholic liturgy is used)
    Friday
    12.35-12.50pm  That Candle Thing - exploring issues of mindfulness and mental refreshment. Contact Nick Swarbrick ( ntjswarbrick@brookes.ac.uk) for more information.
    Carolling Towards Christmas, Tuesdays 12:40-13:10pm
    November 7th Of a birth in Bethlehem
    November 14th Of shepherds in the fields
    November 21st Of wise men from the east
    November 28th Songs with a social message
    December 5th What's your favourite carol?
    Carol Service, Thursday 18:30-20:00pm
    December 7th 
    Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday 12:40-1:10pm  
    January 29th (2018)