Pastoral and spiritual support

Who we are and what we do

We are a team of volunteer chaplains and faith advisers who are university staff offering pastoral and spiritual support to staff and students at the university. The team is led by our pastoral and spiritual support coordinator. We welcome all members of the university community and offer a safe space for all with lounge and kitchenette facilities – a space to sit, chat, study and play games with free tea and coffee. No appointment is needed; just drop in.

Our core opening hours are 12:00–14:00 Monday to Thursday and 13:00–15:00 on Fridays. We also have a multi-faith prayer room and toilet and wudhu facilities.

Soul Fuel!

An inclusive morning group for staff and students.

Start your day by taking time for prayer or mindfulness, a thought for the day and a question for the day to inspire you. Join us, listen in and enjoy some Soul Fuel.

Held 9:30–9:45 am every Monday and Friday morning.

You can access this group through Facebook Live.

Meet the Pastoral and Spiritual Support team

The University of Plymouth's Pastoral and Spiritual Support team is made up of a diverse range of people from different faiths who offer their time as chaplains and faith advisers.

Learn more about the Pastoral and Spiritual Support team

Student faith and belief societies

University of Plymouth students have access to over 100 societies. They help connect you with others who share your passion.

All societies at the Students' Union are student led. Joining any one of them is a great way to make the most of your university experience, meet new people, learn new things, explore your passions and have fun.

There are a number of faith and belief societies which may be of interest to you.

Spaces for prayer and reflection

On campus

Pastoral and Spiritual Support, 1 Kirkby Terrace 

Pastoral and Spiritual Support has a multi-faith prayer room which is available for prayer and quiet reflection to people of all faiths and none. Pastoral and spiritual support is open Monday to Thursday 12:00–14:00 and on Fridays 13:00–15:00 during term time.

Multi-faith Prayer Room, 20 Endsleigh Place, Drake Circus, University of Plymouth

The Multi-faith Prayer Room is currently closed.

Off campus

Read our guide on faith communities and other belief organisations in Plymouth.