Student and Staff Wellbeing

Faith and Spirituality Support

Chaplaincy: Faith and Spirituality Support

Newcastle University plays host to an incredibly diverse student and staff community and actively welcomes students and staff members of all faiths and none.

Newcastle University provides a Chaplaincy Service to support you during your time here at the University. The Chaplaincy Service works within the remit of the Student Health and Wellbeing Service but is available to anyone within the University community (both colleagues and students) of all faiths and none.

Covid-19 Support

PLEASE NOTE: The KGVI prayer space remains closed. Further details can be found below.

KGVI Prayer Space: In light of the current guidance on Covid-19 and working closely with our Islamic Society we have made the difficult decision to close the King George VI Prayer Space from 5pm on Friday 20thMarch 2020. 

The Islamic Society have released a statement for members and users of the space which can be found here: ISoc statement (PDF:100KB)

Alternative provision is available in any quiet spaces still open on campus.

Buddy Scheme: A Buddy Scheme is available for students resident in the UK to receive a weekly wellbeing call from a member of university staff. To sign up for the Scheme, students should complete this form.





The Chaplaincy Team is made up of members of different faith communities, currently comprising chaplains from the Jewish and Christian faiths. They are joined in their work by a group of honorary chaplains that are University staff members who bring a wider faith perspective and experience.

The team is committed to making the University a place of religious tolerance, diversity and respect where students and colleagues of all faiths and none can feel comfortable and supported.

The Chaplaincy at Newcastle University offers:

  • confidential listening and support
  • faith exploration
  • mindfulness sessions
  • space for prayer and reflection
  • signposting to local faith communities
  • opportunities for prayer and worship
  • spiritual accompaniment
  • events and socials

Find out more about Faith and Spirituality Support at Newcastle University:

Faith Events

Upcoming Faith Events

Due to the current Government restrictions, there are no events planned where people can meet together in person. 

We will be providing some distanced events through online means in the coming months. 



Meditation for Relaxation 

Some recorded mediations have been provided by our Honorary Buddhist chaplain and can be found on the Resources tab.