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Spiritual support


At DMU, we highly value spiritual support on campus and recognise that it is a great tool for coping with many of life’s challenges. Spirituality is an integral part of wellbeing for many students at DMU and as part of #HealthyDMU we want to ensure that our spiritual services empower you and enrich your student experience.

For information on how DMU's response to COVID-19 may affect your studies, please visit our dedicated advice page.

COVID-19 service update

Due to the corona virus pandemic all OpenFaith services will be suspended until further notice. This means the following areas in the Portland Building will be closed completely from Monday 23rd March:

  • DMU Brothers’ Prayer Room
  • Sisters’ Prayer Room
  • All Ablution facilities
  • Chapel
  • Breathing Space
  • Sharing Space
  • Staff offices and meeting rooms

The above spaces will remain closed to all DMU Staff, students and visitors until further notice.

No congregational prayer, individual prayer, services or group activity will be taking place in this area. Please see the list of useful contacts and alternative places of worship below for online services and other useful links.

For further updates on the corona virus, please check the DMU webpages for updates.


OpenFaith is a part of #HealthyDMU that incorporates faith and spirituality within our wellbeing and welfare services. OpenFaith encourages students of all faiths and no-faith to come together in celebrating diversity and universal humanitarian values. The initiative encourages campus cohesion by welcoming all students and staff of all faiths and no faith to access a variety of spiritual facilities.

This DMU initiative is open to all regardless of belief and encourages staff and students to be able to explore spirituality, faith, religion and all belief systems in an open and accessible way. As part of #HealthyDMU all OpenFaith related activities focus on the health and wellbeing of students as well as supporting growth and personal development. 

To find out more about OpenFaith or to see how you can get involved, email 


Look out for our ongoing schedule of events taking place by searching "#HealthyDMU" on MyGateway.

Useful contacts and places of worship


Leicester Cathedral: For urgent queries you can contact the Canon in Residence any time via 07399 523330. For updates please visit their website. Holy Cross Priory will remain in communication via the Holy Cross Leicester Facebook page.

St Andrew’s Church, Jarrom Street, Leicester, LE2 7DH  offers quiet space. Regular Services take place on Sundays (subject to change). Father Johannes is on site Monday from 9am-12pm. Call 0116 261 5373 for more information

Emmanu’-EL Apostolic Church: 0116 2838237


The DMU Prayer rooms and ablution facilities are currently closed until further notice

For religious information about praying at home or other faith related support queries please contact 

Click here to find mosques in Leicester

For religious advice, visit


The nearest Gurdwara to DMU is the Guru Nanak Gurdwara. Religious enquiries you can email the Gurdwara.
Online broadcast services are also available.


Click here to find a nearby Mandir

Online broadcast of services are available via Daily Arti 6.45pm, Saturday 5.00pm

Contact for religious enquiries


If you require any faith support or advice please email the #HealthyDMU team.