Multi-Faith Centre and Chaplaincy

Offering an unconditional welcome and support, friendship and faith to those of all faiths and none.

Welcome to the Multi-Faith Centre which exists for all members of the University. 

 

Our Mission

The Multi-Faith Centre exists to encourage people in the pursuit and development of their faith, and to promote understanding and respect amongst members of different faiths. It also offers a neutral space where the chaplaincy team offer pastoral and spiritual support for all, whether they have a faith allegiance or not.

No attempt is made to ‘convert’ people to a particular way of thinking or believing. Every effort is made to encourage people on their individual spiritual journeys.

Many friendships are made here. If you belong to a religious faith, we can put you in touch with ministers, leaders and fellow members of your faith community.

We offer advice and information about religious groups within the University, and places of worship in the Preston area.

Small groups meet regularly at the Centre, for worship and discussion.

We have a coffee lounge open every day during term where you can make yourself a hot drink, meet others and relax.

There are also rooms for prayer, meditation, reading and quiet reflection. The Library can be used for reference and the loan of books. 

The Team of chaplains and faith advisors consists of members drawn from a range of religious traditions. They seek to:

  • offer an environment of unconditional welcome
  • offer spiritual and pastoral support to students and staff    
  • promote dialogue and mutual respect
  • assist individuals in the pursuit of their spiritual aspirations and in their distinctive faith
  • facilitate worship, prayer, meditation and celebration by people of different religions and faiths
  • encourage an awareness of and participation in faith communities in their observances and practices

The staff are available for personal and confidential pastoral consultation - religious or otherwise - to all members of the University community.

Select on the links on the right of the page for further information concerning the different faith traditions represented here. Details of forthcoming events can be found there or below.

For other Multi-Faith Centre and Chaplaincy information, please visit our Facebook page.

Please see our Guide to Sharing Your Faith.

Other Faiths

In addition to the Chaplaincy Team, we have contacts with other faiths through our network of faith advisers who can support you/ tell you more about their particular faith. Please contact us if you would like to be put in touch with a faith adviser.

We also meet with those of different faiths in the locality through the local interfaith network.

See the Preston Faith Forum web page for more information www.prestonfaithforum.org

 

Contact Us

The Centre is is located at 35-36 St Peter’s Square (opposite the University Library) and is open as follows:

Term -Time
Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 6.00 pm and from 6.00 pm – 12.00 pm by swipe access only 
Saturday and Sunday 8.00am - 8.00pm by swipe access only

Vacation Time
As above 

Please feel free to drop in or contact us on 01772 892615. 

Alternatively, you can email Revd Andrew Clitherow, the Centre’s Convenor or any of the other chaplains through the details on their pages.

See our Who's at the Centre? web page for more contact details.

We hope you will come and visit us.  Let us know if there is any way in which we can be of assistance to you during your time at UCLan.  We look forward to meeting you.