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Policy on spaces for prayer and reflection

The University of Exeter, through the Multifaith Chaplaincy, provides facilities for prayer, reflection and quiet contemplation on Streatham Campus and St Luke's Campus.

The University's principles for the use of these facilities are as follows:

  • Prayer and reflection facilities shall only be used in ways which are consistent with the University's policies and core values, and in keeping with the University's commitment to respect, equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Those who use the prayer and reflection facilities on the campuses shall leave them in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Use of these facilities is at the discretion of the Multifaith Chaplaincy team and may be refused in the instance of any deliberate damage or misuse.
  • When using the prayer and reflection facilities, any personal belongings should not be left unattended.
  • Posters, leaflets and flyers may be placed in these facilities with the knowledge and permission of the Multifaith Chaplaincy Coordinator. Any notices placed in these facilities that do not accord with the University policies, values and commitments outlined above may be removed.
  • Any activities involving children in these facilities must be supervised by a responsible adult and in accordance with appropriate safeguarding procedures.
  • If you have any concerns or queries regarding the University's prayer and reflection facilities, please contact the Multifaith Chaplaincy Coordinator.

The locations for the prayer and reflection facilities on the Streatham campus are as follows:

1. The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is a multifaith space on the first floor of the Old Library. It is available to students and staff of all faiths and none, and can be used for reading, quiet reflection and contemplation. The Quiet Room can be booked by contacting the Multifaith chaplaincy team by email at chaplaincy@exeter.ac.uk and can be used by all faith and worldview communities for worship, prayer, contemplation, reading and meditation.

2. The Mary Harris Memorial Chapel of the Holy Trinity (Anglican Chaplaincy)

The Mary Harris Chapel is an Anglican Chapel on the Streatham campus where Christian (Church of England) worship is offered. For an up-to-date schedule of services please visit the Anglican Chaplaincy website. The Chapel is also available to all students and staff at any other time for quiet reflection. Any bookings to use the Chapel for events should be made through the Anglican Chaplaincy Administrator at anglicanchaplaincy@exeter.ac.uk.

3. The Muslim Prayer Rooms

The Muslim Prayer Rooms for men and women, with respective areas for ablutions, are located in the Old Library (lower level).

4. Boniface House (Catholic Chaplaincy)

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit can be found at the Roman Catholic Chaplaincy on Glenthorne Road. If any group wishes to use the Catholic Chaplaincy Centre, bookings can be made through the Catholic Chaplain, Fr Michael Wheaton at M.T.Wheaton@exeter.ac.uk or through the Catholic Chaplaincy Assistant, Donna Cooper at D.Cooper@exeter.ac.uk.

The locations for prayer and reflection facilities at St Luke's Campus are as follows:

1. St Luke's Chapel

St Luke's Chapel is an Anglican Chapel which is available to all students and staff at any time for quiet reflection. The Chapel has a lounge area and kitchen space next to it, which are accessible at any point for any group to use. Bookings for groups or particular events should be made through the Anglican Chaplaincy Administrator at anglicanchaplaincy@exeter.ac.uk.

2. The Muslim Prayer Rooms

The Muslim Prayer Rooms (female and male) and facilities for ablutions are located in Staff House at St Luke’s Campus. They are available at any time for students and staff.