Ever wondered what a university chaplain does...?

Have you ever wondered what kind of things a university chaplain does? Each chaplain in every university plays a key role in supporting students and staff. As you can imagine, no two days are the same! Universities are dynamic, thriving, sometimes challenging and diverse places of human endeavour.

You can read all about a day in life of a university chaplain here. As well as the chaplain’s ‘day in the life…’, there are also links and a prayer for you to share in your church.

We are grateful to the Rev Cass Howes, who has been an active member of the FCG HE Working Group, for sharing some of her work with us for this case study.

Please join with us as we pray for university chaplains, other staff and students across the country, at the start of the academic year (autumn):

Merciful God, we pray for all those starting university courses for degrees and vocational programmes. We know this is a time of great change, so we humbly ask that you uphold and guide the students at this time of transition. Living God, we pray for the parents, carers and church families who are waving off their church / family members who are embarking on university courses. Give the parents, carers and our churches the courage to be brave about this change in their family and church community, as they see their loved ones go on to a new phase in life. Amen

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