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. We’re here if you need some time out in a peaceful space, or if you want somewhere you can go to pray and reflect. Our spaces include the Breathing Space, Sharing Space, Christian chapel and Muslim prayer room. All students and staff are welcome to use the spaces and attend the various sessions. 

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 including the prayer room, chaplaincy and breathing space. 

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 healthyDMU@dmu.ac.uk or call 0116 250 6431.


Look out for our ongoing schedule of events taking place in the Breathing Space and the Sharing Space by searching "#HealthyDMU" on MyGateway.


How to find us

Accessible via the entrance off Newarke Close. 
Our Sharing Space is open with space to relax, make yourself a tea or a coffee, and take a breather. Our Chapel, Prayer Room and Breathing Space are  also available for prayer, worship and reflection. We’re open every weekday from 8.30am to 8.30pm – drop by and say hello!

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.

Emmanu’-EL Apostolic Church: 0116 2838237


DMU Prayer room is currently open 8am-4pm for individual prayer only. Please check DMU prayer room webpage for further information.

Click here to find mosques in Leicester

For religious advice, visit mcb.org.uk.


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 urgent faith or well-being support or advice please email the #HealthyDMU team.

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