Newman University Chaplaincy exists to enable all at Newman to explore and experience “Life to the Full” Jn 10:10. Students and staff are welcome to join in the activities of the Chaplaincy, including services, retreats and social activities. The Chaplaincy is open and welcoming to all faiths and is committed to ensuring that all are free to worship.

The Chaplain, Margaret Holland works alongside students and staff, providing support, encouragement and assistance, as well as organising and leading prayer and worship and God knows what else! Fr Dries van den Akker SJ, joins the Community to lead the celebration of the sacraments and looks forward to getting to know as many of you as possible.   Mass is celebrated in St Mary’s Chapel and via Zoom on Mondays (8.20am) in semester time.

Dilwara Begum, our Muslim Chaplain, provides support across the university community, offering particular guidance to our Muslim brothers and sisters.

The Chaplaincy supports the Christian Union, and Newman Islamic Society who meet regularly.  For more information please email Margaret or Dilwara

For all chaplaincy events, please check the events calendar. 

Student groups

Newman CU: Meets on Zoom on Wednesday’s and Thursdays, email Margaret for info.

ISoc: Find out more email Dilwara

All activities take place in Chapel or the Aquinas Room unless otherwise stated.

Chaplaincy  News
To receive details of Chaplaincy events and keep up to date like our Chaplaincy Facebook page

Newman University has a Chapel, Multi-Faith Prayer room and a Blessed Sacrament Chapel for prayer and reflection. All are located along Chapel Gallery Walk in the Julian of Norwich building. Please get in touch to book this space during Covid-19 restrictions.

See also: the Papal Visit 2010