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The Chaplaincy is here for the benefit of all, students and staff, those of all faiths and none.
It's an open space for those with a faith who want to celebrate it as well as for those with their doubts who want to question it. For those who are just looking and those who need somewhere neutral to hang out. It is for those who are experiencing difficulties and maybe don’t know where to start to get help. It is confidential, non judgmental and compassionate.
The Chaplain. Reverend John Dane
John was formerly a curate in the parish of Deddington in Oxfordshire and comes to the University with an enormous amount of experience relevant for the chaplain's role. Previous to his role in Deddington John was a consultant to a British medical company. Prior to this he lived and worked in the United States for 15 years, mainly in the field of Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation. In this role he travelled in the US, Russia and Europe developing treatment programmes for a range of occupations including Doctors, Police Officers, Airline Pilots and the Clergy. He was also involved in providing treatment to the entertainment industry, specifically to those in the pop music and movie fields.
On the church front he was Director of Youth Ministry – providing pastoral care for youth and children at St Francis in the Foothills Methodist Church, Tucson, Arizona, a church heavily committed to working with refugees and other marginalised groups.
There are regular services on both campuses. You can find them on the Chapel Services document at the right of this page.
Prayer meditation and personal reflection
There are rooms available on both campuses for prayer or quiet meditation.
Prayer mats are available in both Quiet Rooms
Bishop Otter Campus
The Chapel at Bishop Otter Campus is available for prayer and personal reflection from 8am to 9am and 5pm to 6pm each week day. In addition there is a quiet room in the left hand corner of the chapel which is available at all times. You will need a code to access the room which I will happily email you.
Bognor Regis Campus
The Quiet Room at Bognor Regis Campus is also available for prayer, meditation and personal reflection. Prayer mats are available. The room is located next to the SU office near the MII bar and cafeteria. (You will need a code to access the room which I will happily email you).
Looking for local Church, place of prayer. worships or meetings for other faiths and beliefs?
The Chaplain knows many of the local ministers, churches and faith leaders. He always welcomes the opportunity to talk to you about your needs and where you would feel most comfortable.