Religion, faith, and worship facilities

Student faith societies

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Our faith groups and religious societies welcome you to join them for their meetings and events. If your faith or culture isn't represented, you are can set up a society.

We’ve got space for worship, meditation, prayer and quiet reflection at both our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centres at Colchester and Southend Campuses.


The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at our Colchester Campus supports the religious and spiritual needs of our students and staff. It has chaplains and representatives for nearly every major faith and Christian denomination, and a worship space which is open for use to all members of our University who wish to pray, meditate, or spend time in quiet reflection.

The Anglican and Catholic chaplains have offices in the chaplaincy and are happy to help you connect with your own faith group.


At the Southend Campus there’s a chaplaincy centre and a prayer room based in The Gateway Building, which welcomes all faith groups and will happily advise and support students or staff.