Christian chapel

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Here at the Christian chaplaincy we offer spiritual support and faith advice to students and staff alike. We’re here to talk with you, listen to you, pray with or for you, and provide space for you to simply be you. We’re a meeting place, a thinking place, and above all, a safe place. We work together and with student societies to celebrate and embrace spirituality in all its diversity.

Our Christian chaplain Father Johannes offers all DMU students and staff time to chat. Father Johannes is currently based at St Andrews Church on Jarrom Street LE1 5PZ. He is available at the church on Mondays from 9am-12pm. Call 0116 261 5373 or email johannes.arens@dmu.ac.uk. for more information

 

Weekly Christian events 

 

Tuesday   

Christian Union Society: 11am-12noon
Every Tuesday morning, the Christian Union meet online to pray for each other, our campus and about any upcoming events that we're seeking to run. We also have a short time of reflection from a bit of the bible. This is a great time to meet new friends and share some reflections.   

Pentecost Students Association Society: 6pm – 8pm 
The Pentecost Student Association Society will be meeting virtually every Tuesday to do bible studies, debates, games, worship and prayers.

 

Wednesday

 

Deeper life campus fellowship: 6.30pm-8pm 

Deeper Life Campus Fellowship will be meeting virtually every Wednesday for bible discussion, praise and worship, 

Thursday   

Christian Union Society Group Meet Up: 7pm - 8.30pm (fortnightly)
At our Thursday main meeting (CU: Central) students come together virtually to sing worship songs, hear a short talk which equips us to share our faith and pray for us as a society. This is a great time to relax and enjoy some refreshments. 
 

Do I have to sign up in advance? 

Meetings will be over Zoom. Contact the group you are interested to find out more or join their regular sessions.  

Events, churches and societies

#DMUPride: Unorthodox

In modern Britain, what does it mean to be queer and religious? Unorthodox tells the stories of LGBT+ people of faith. Bringing together artists, activists, religious leaders, community workers and writers, this talk explores how LGBT+ Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs navigate their faith, why they stay and what it means to believe. Séan Richardson (editor of the book of the same title) led a talk on this subject at DMU on 2020 as part of #DMUPride. Séan is an academic, curator and writer based in Nottingham whose research tackles the lasting resonances of queer history in contemporary society through literature and heritage. For information about equality and diversity at DMU click here https:/www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/professional-services/equality-and-diversity/dmufreedom-equality-and-diversity-charter/dmufreedom.aspx

I want to find a church

When they come to De Montfort University, many students are too far away from their old church to be able to continue attending. Other students have no church but would like to attend one. We’re happy to help you find a church that’s a good fit for you. You can get in touch with the chaplain via email. Please contact Fr Johannes on johannes.arens@dmu.ac.uk.

I want to find a society 

 

We have several faith and belief societies run by fellow DMU students. They will be hosting their meetings and activities online this year and would love for you to join their community. Visit the Student Union website to browse the societies and get in touch with them. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact DSU Activities Team at activities@dmu.ac.uk and they will be happy to help you start your own society. 

 
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