What’s on


We’d like to welcome all the new students at UoG, and welcome back all those returning. This term is going to be more than a bit different for us all! We’re offering a whole range of welcome events in the first few weeks – some in person and some online. Then in October we’ll be moving into our regular events. There are more details below, but first we want to tell you about…

Looking for a quiet place to take some time out?

We would love to welcome you to our Sanctuary spaces, with well spaced seating, free tea & coffee, and friendly faces.

The Sanctuary@FCH – by the Chapel     

The Sanctuary@Park – by the Medical Centre

The Sanctuary@Oxstalls – opposite the Refectory

The Sanctuary@Pittville – in the Laurie Lee building

Dog walking

Are you missing your dog already?

Do you fancy a stroll to a local park?

Join some of the chaplains & their dogs (if the weather’s OK) every Tuesday lunchtime either at FCH or Park campus.

You need to book onto this as numbers are limited – email Jo Parkin with your mobile number: jparkin@glos.ac.uk

We hope to begin dog walking at Oxstalls campus soon!

Campus cafés

Join us for a cuppa from the comfort of your own laptop, and meet some other students from your campus. Beginning on Wednesday 23rd October at 12.30pm. Email your campus chaplain to join (see below).

Have a Picnic on us

Join us on one of our beautifully green campus spaces. We’ll provide the sandwiches & cake… Book your free place through the SU ‘What’s on’ page. Then we can update you on any changes, wet weather plans etc…

FCH: Chapel Lawn on Fri 2nd Oct at 12.30pm

Park: Fullwood Lawn on Sat 3rd Oct at 12.30pm

Oxstalls: meet at the Sanctuary Space on Sun 4th Oct at 12.30pm

Chapel Chillout

There’s lots of peaceful space in our beautiful Chapel at FCH. Gentle live piano music, mindful things to do, or just sit and soak it up. Thursdays at 12.30pm from 24th Sept onwards.

Sharing stories

How have the last 6 months been for you? What’s been hard? Have there been surprising blessings? We’ll be gathering in small groups to listen to each other…. Please email your campus chaplain (see below) to join

The Sanctuary@FCH: Mon 5th Oct 5.15pm

Oxstalls (online): Tues 6th Oct at 12.30pm

Park (online/TBA): Thurs 8th Oct at 12.30pm

Friday Prayers

for Muslim students begins at Oxstalls Sanctuary Space from Sept 18th at 1.30pm and weekly after that. Please email our Muslim chaplain if you would like to join or know more (see below).

Monday Midday Mindfulness

begins at 12 noon on Monday 5th October via our Facebook page. Practising mindfulness meditation can help boost wellbeing, increase concentration and reduce anxiety & stress

You can find the latest info and our livestreamed events on our Facebook page (like it to stay in touch): www.facebook.com/UniversityofGloucestershireChaplaincy

We are also always happy to support our university students and staff, or just to have a chat – we’re good listeners! Why not arrange a walk and chat with one of us? You can email us at chaplaincy@glos.ac.uk or contact one of us directly:

  • The Sanctuary@FCH: Simon Witcombe  switcombe@glos.ac.uk  07715 041525  Mon – Fri   9.00am – 5.00pm
  • The Sanctuary@Park: Jo Parkin  jparkin@glos.ac.uk  07801 183620  Mon – Fri  9.00am – 5.00pm
  • The Sanctuary@Oxstalls: Sarah Rogaly  srogaly@glos.ac.uk  07795 302687  Tues – Thurs 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Our Muslim chaplain: Atique Miah  amiah3@glos.ac.uk  07801 676977  Weds 1.00pm – 5.00pm Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm