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Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre

Situated at the heart of campus, the Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre is our bespoke, purpose-built, multi-faith centre open to all at the University.

Designed as part of our Masterplan, Oasis was built together with the Students' Union and the University's multi-faith Chaplaincy team. The aim was to give all our students and staff a place of support, peace, friendship and faith.

The centre offers unconditional welcome and support to those of all faiths, or none. It encourages those in the pursuit and development of their faith on an individual spiritual journey. Oasis is also the perfect place to take a break from study and work to pray, reflect, meditate or meet with friends.

Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre discussion

Facilities at Oasis

  • Library with books on spirituality and self-development
  • Multi-faith prayer rooms
  • Ablution facilities for the Muslim community
  • Meditation rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Function room for events

Dr Roger Kendle

Dr Roger has been been a lay Minister for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at local and regional levels and has represented the Church on the Chaplaincy Team for the past 14 years. He offers a listening ear, friendship and support to all students and staff irrespective of faith and will do everything in his power to enrich your University experience.

Email: RJKendle@uclan.ac.uk

Imam Vasiyyullah Bhayat

Vasi has successfuly gained qualification in the field of Islamic Counselling from Markfield Institute in Leicester and can confidently advise students and staff on a range of Islamic contemporary issues such as spirituality, marriage, drugs & alcohol addictions and other social and domestic issues.

Email: VBhayat@uclan.ac.uk

Anne Walmsley

Anne has  background in teaching and joined Cham Tse Ling Buddhist group at UCLan in 2001. On her retirement from teaching, she joined the team at Oasis in 2018 to be of some service to the University and to continue the tradition of having a Buddhist representative on the chaplaincy team. Anne is available at Oasis on a Thursday, when there is a meditation session at 12.00pm, and a meeting of Cham Tse Ling at 7.30pm.

Email: AWalmsley6@uclan.ac.uk

Colette Eaton

Colette is the Humanist representative on the Chaplaincy team, representing people who shape their own lives in the here and now because they believe it is the only life we have, otherwise known as Humanists. Colette offers unconditional and friendly support for all students and staff, if you want to know more about Humanism, or you’re just curious about living life without religion.

Email: CEaton@uclan.ac.uk

Contact us

Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre
Kirkham Street
Preston PR1 2XQ

Email: Oasis@uclan.ac.uk
Telephone: 01772 892615