What’s on


Our Sanctuary spaces are open for you to find some quiet, comfortable space, and you can usually find a chaplain there. You’re welcome to help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee.

Here is some info about the Sanctuary spaces, and about our activities. You’ll also find our contact details – we would love to hear from you and we’re always up for a chat in person, on the phone or via email – do get in touch…

The Sanctuary@FCH – by the Chapel.    Simon Witcombe is based there.   

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

The Sanctuary@Oxstalls – opposite the Refectory. Sarah Rogaly, Jo Parkin or Atique Miah are often there.

The Sanctuary@Pittville – in the Laurie Lee building. Jon Travers is our volunteer chaplain there.

A Walk in the Park Our dog walking programme is currently pawsed for the summer 🙂 If you are interested in joining some of the chaplains and their dogs next term as we go for a walk in a local park, you would be very welcome. Contact Jo Parkin to be added to the group: jparkin@glos.ac.uk

Our Mindfulness programme is currently paused, but you can find lots of videos by Jo, and other resources, on our Mindful Moments Facebook group here. Practising mindfulness meditation is a great way to boost wellbeing, increase concentration and reduce anxiety & stress.

On Mondays at 5.30pm we usually gather at FCH for Cake and Chat – talking about all sorts of things and sharing all sorts of cake! We will be restarting these gatherings, and other Cake and Chat groups at the other campuses after the summer – look out for more information here.

Our international students are very welcome to join us for Global Cafe on Wednesdays from 6.00pm. Email jparkin@glos.ac.uk for more information.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will be meeting at 8.45am to share online Morning Prayer in the Autumn – please email switcombe@glos.ac.uk if you would like to be invited.

Friday Prayers for Muslim students are usually held at Oxstalls Sanctuary Space and Park Sanctuary Space at 1.30pm, numbers permitting, and they will resume in the Autumn. Our prayer rooms are still available for private prayer. You can find a number of Friday sermons from Atique Miah, our Muslim Chaplain, on this blog. Feel free to contact him next term for more info: amiah3@glos.ac.uk  07801 676977 

During termtime you can find the latest info on our Facebook page: 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:

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) away until September.