Multi-Faith Chaplaincy News

Great Get Together


The Multifaith Chaplaincy jointly organised a coffee and cake morning alongside the Work-Related Learning team as part of nationwide anniversary events organised by the Jo Cox Foundation. The morning, part of the 'Great Get Together' campaign, was designed to bring communities together, a shared aspiration of the Multifaith Chaplaincy at the University of Exeter as well.

Donations for the Jo Cox Foundation were collected, as staff enjoyed refreshments and a wide array of homemade cakes in the new Peace Garden in the Old Library. New friendships were made, and a  great morning was had by all.

'We are far more united, and have more in common than that which divides us' - Jo Cox


7th June 2017: Leavers' Service

Casual image from Leavers Service

Our Chapel Choir enjoyed the Leavers' Service, and hope you did too!

On Wednesday 7th June the Chapel community, guests and visitors gathered for the final service of the academic year – The Leavers' Service – at the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel at Streatham Campus.

A beautiful selection of music was provided by the Chapel Choir, and gifts and prayers were offered up for those students and staff graduating and leaving the university this summer. Readings were given by Alice Hutchings, administrator of the Anglican Chaplaincy, and Tom Ketteringham, the outgoing Faith and Worldview Societies Executive. A Pimms reception afterwards was well attended and made for a delightful end to the evening.

We wish our students and staff all the very best for their future endeavours – and especially wish many congratulations to all who graduate this summer and are now moving on to bigger and brighter futures! We hope you will stay in touch and join the Chaplaincy Alumni.


24th May 2017: Multifaith Peace Vigil

Manchester Rose for Peace Garden image


Following the Manchester Arena bombings, a Multifaith Peace Vigil was held on 24th May 2017 in the University's Peace Garden, outside the Chaplaincy Hub.

The University community came together, led by the Rev’d Chantal Mason, to pause, pray, and remember the victims of the attack. 

It was lovely to welcome the Vice Chancellor, Sir Steve Smith, as well as the Chair of Council, Sarah Turvill, and the Registrar, Mike Shore-Nye, along with students, staff and the Sabbatical Officers of the Students' Guild to the new Peace Garden.

Candles were lit, and prayers and poems were read out from Christian, Bahai and Jewish texts. A silence was also held out of respect and remembrance for the victims, their families, and loved ones.‌


A New Arrival at St. Luke's

Baby Rowan!


The Community of St. Luke's and the Multifaith Chaplaincy are pleased to introduce the newest member of our community - Rowan John Alderson, who was born on 21st April at 1:57am, weighing 8lb 6oz!

We'd like to congratulate his parents, Revd. Hannah Alderson and Paul, on their beautiful son, and congratulate Arthur on becoming a big brother for the first time!

We wish the whole family the very best over the coming months, and look forward to showing Rowan off around our campuses soon.


Religious Festivals

Please follow the link to the Inter Faith Network's Religious Calendar.