Religion, faith and worship

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A vibrant and diverse multicultural community

At Essex you can find the world in one place. We bring together students and staff from over 130 countries - a vibrant mix of faiths, beliefs and cultural traditions across our three campuses.

We recognise the important role that faith, belief and spirituality plays in the lives of many people. Our multi-faith approach to supporting the University community respects and celebrates differences between faiths and beliefs.

Spaces for prayer and reflection

Our multi-faith spaces at Colchester and Southend are places of calm and peace - a sanctuary where anyone in our busy University can be still with their thoughts, meditate or pray, alone or with a chaplain. The Centre offers a safe place to practise or explore faith, either on campus or by connecting staff or students to a local place of worship.

Staff and students may also like to attend one of the services or events in the varied programme, organised by the chaplains or Students' Union faith societies.