This article provides information about the various services and facilities that the Chaplaincy has to offer.

Yes, you can. The Chaplaincy strives to provide all students with a place to go, whether it be to talk to a Chaplain, to take a break from the work, or to simply socialise with friends. The Chaplaincy prides itself on its fantastic space. There is a games corner, a reading area, and a meeting room where students can work on group projects, talk confidentially with a Chaplain, or just enjoy some quiet contemplation. The Chaplains or Chaplaincy Administrator will be happy to show you around the space and how to book the meeting room if you wish. Students who visit the Chaplaincy experience the joy of having somewhere to relax and be themselves, without pressures.

If i’m in need of some support, should I visit the Chaplaincy?

Yes, definitely. The Chaplaincy can help all students to overcome and come to terms with the problems or issues that they face. The Chaplaincy is not simply a service for students with a faith. They are there to deal with both pastoral and/or spiritual matters on a daily basis for all staff and students, irrespective of faith, culture, worldview, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, age or financial background. Whatever difficulty you are facing the Chaplaincy will endeavour to help you resolve the situation.

What else can I use the Chaplaincy for?

In short, lots of things. You can pop in during the day for a cup of tea and a chat, a quiet place to have your lunch or just for some space. We will always be happy to see you.

The Chaplaincy Suite can however also be used for all kinds of events, conferences, groups, training, meetings and so on. Please come and see us to chat about it, or book by phone or email.

Where can I find the Chaplaincy?

The Chaplaincy is located on the ground floor of the Nuffield Centre, St Michael's Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ED. If you want to get in contact with the Chaplaincy, you can send them an email at

To email an individual member of the Chaplaincy team, please use one of the following addresses;

Reverend Simon Coleman - University Chaplain (Free Church):

Angela O’Donoghue - University Chaplain (Roman Catholic):

Alternatively, you can give them a call on +44 (0)23 9284 3030.

When is the Chaplaincy open?

The Chaplaincy is open five days a week:

Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm

Friday - 9am to 4pm 


Can I still contact the Chaplaincy outside of these hours in an emergency?

Yes, you can. There is an ‘Out-of-hours’ procedure for contacting the Chaplaincy service for emergencies.

In an emergency and for out-of-hours support, please ring the Security Lodge on +44 (0)23 9284 3418 (just 84 3418 from halls landlines).


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