What’s on


Here are some of the activities which we are offering this term – you are very welcome to join in with any of them. You can also drop into the lovely Sanctuary spaces we host on each campus whenever you like, with free refreshments, comfortable seating and quiet areas. Scroll down tofind out more about what we do and where we are….

Come for a dog walk with us… A great way to de-stress, meet others and get some dog time! We meet on Tuesdays at Oxstalls at 12.30pm outside the Business School, and in Cheltenham at 12.30pm either at FCH Chapel or outside the Laurie Lee Building at Pittville. Text Jo on 07801 183620 to join the WhatsApp group.

Would you like to help us create our new Peace Garden at Oxstalls? We meet at 1.30pm in the Sanctuary before going out for some gentle gardening, and sharing then cake around the firepit. Text Sarah to join the WhatsApp group: 07795 302687

Everybody Sing! is on Wednesdays from 12.30pm – 1.15pm in FCH Chapel. Join us for 45 mins of fun singing to brighten your day! To join the WhatsApp group text Simon on 07715 041525

Our Global Cafe is a great way for international students to get together – and for UK students to meet them too. We meet on Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm, for games, chat and hot chocolate and special events. Text Jo on 07801 183620 to join the WhatsApp group and check the venue etc.

Cake and Chat – how lovely! Join us on Mondays at FCH Chapel at 5.30pm, and also at Oxstalls Sanctuary on Thursdays at 4pm.

Craft, cake and chat meets on Weds from 2.30pm – 4pm in the Sanctuary at Pittville:

At Big Questions Cafe you can share ideas and a free lunch with students from different backgrounds and beliefs – on Wednesdays from 12.15pm in Park Sanctuary:

There are also opportunities for prayer and reflection, with Sanctuary Breakfast on Thursdays from 8.30am and Breathe on Fridays at 5.00pm in Park Sanctuary, Midday Prayer at 12.30pm on Wednesdays in Oxstalls Sanctuary and a simple Communion service in FCH Chapel on Thursdays at 12.30pm.

Friday Prayers for Muslim students and staff is led by Atique Miah at Oxstalls Sanctuary at 1.30pm. Contact Atique to find out about provisions for prayer in all our Sanctuaries, and about our Islamic Society: 07801 676977.

You can find the latest info about all our activities on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UniversityofGloucestershireChaplaincy

Our Sanctuaries are lovely spaces with comfy sofas for chatting, quiet corners and free tea and coffee. Here’s where you can find them (and us!):

The Sanctuary@FCH – by the Chapel.    Simon Witcombe is based there – and also at FCH the Small Sanctuary is next to Reception.

The Sanctuary@Park – by the Medical Centre. Jo Parkin is usually based there.

The Sanctuary@Oxstalls – opposite the Refectory. Sarah Rogaly and Atique Miah are based there.

The Sanctuary@Pittville – in the Laurie Lee building. Jon Travers is our volunteer chaplain there, and Jo is there on Weds.

We are always up for a chat – we’re good listeners! Send us an email or a text…

Simon Witcombe  switcombe@glos.ac.uk  07715 041525 

Jo Parkin  jparkin@glos.ac.uk  07801 183620  

Sarah Rogaly  srogaly@glos.ac.uk  07795 302687  (Tues – Thurs )

Atique Miah  amiah3@glos.ac.uk  07801 676977  (Mon / Weds/ Fri)