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Faith & Reflection

A multi-faith chaplaincy focused around place, people and programme

Faith & Reflection

A welcoming environment providing spiritual support and care for students of all backgrounds, whether you have faith or not.

Key information

As chaplains, we are on hand to offer a listening ear, in person or via Zoom.

You can contact us on [email protected] or call 07928 129767.

The Faith & Reflection space is now open between Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm.

We run lots of weekly events for students and staff, including Soup-er Mondays, Lunch for Jewish Students, Buddhist Chant & Chat and Global Café for international students.
See below for full details.

You can also visit our website for more information about us and how we can support you.

Our team of chaplains and faith advisors are here to support students and staff of all faiths and none from both AUB and BU. We aim for the Faith & Reflection centre to be a place of sanctuary and welcome, and in the midst of the busyness of life, a hospitable space for people to come and simply be.

Alongside the space we offer opportunities for listening, connection and encounter.  

We think that university life and experience should be enriching and so we look to celebrate faith traditions, festivals and snapshots of life from the perspectives of people of faith, which offer others hope, joy and a chance to grow individually and in community.

We believe that encountering people who come from differing places and hold differing beliefs is an opportunity for learning in and of itself. We seek to host inter-faith dialogue and to bring people together in ways that strive for peace and cohesion. 

Faith & Reflection space and events

The Faith & Reflection Centre located on the first floor of Talbot House is open between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. This is a space to reflect, pray or simply be. There is also a space for students and staff to contemplate and pray on Lansdowne Campus, Bournemouth Gateway Building, Room 401.

The team provide a variety of events and activities throughout the year where all staff and students are welcome, including:

Every Monday, 12 – 3pm

Soup-er Mondays

Offering free vegan soup and soulcare

Every Tuesday, 1:15 – 2:15pm

Lunch for Jewish Students

Every Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Writing with Spirit

Explore reflective writing in an informal and supportive space with Chaplain, Ruth Wells and Dr Kevan Manwaring, AUB Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing.

Every Wednesday, 5 – 6:30pm

International Student Global Café

A space for international students to meet others and enjoy games and quizzes. Find out more on the BU website.

Last Wednesday of the month (30 March), 7:30 – 9pm

Buddhist chant & chat

Every Thursday, 1 – 3pm

Check in & chat

Offering a free cup of tea and a space to chat.

Every Friday, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Cake & chat with Sister Tama

About us

Our Faith & Reflection team

Local faith advisors and contacts

More support services at BU

Students conversing and laughing in a breakout area on campus

[email protected]

If you're looking for advice or support to help you through any personal or academic issues, please contact our team.

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