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Chaplaincy at St Mary's

Welcome to St Mary's. We hope that you will flourish here, make friends, enjoy studying your subject and discover the richness of your identity and the path for your future life. University is a great time to engage others with different views about the world and learn what Pope Francis describes as 'the grammar of dialogue', the necessary tool to share live with others. 


Why Chaplaincy? Each of us has a spiritual identity that we glimpse from time to time, through love and friendship, through coping with difficulties and through the voice of conscience. at the deepest level of our existence, described as the inner voice of conscience. 

How do we listen to these thoughts? For some the experience of life, the opinion of the crowd is enough. For others, the Word of God informs their personal discovery, and the response made to God's call find its answer in the religions of the world.

You are always welcome to come to the Chaplaincy which is located across the Piazza from the Chapel and adjacent to the Refectory. The centre is open during the day, and tea and coffee is always available. 

Places for worship and prayer

The Chaplaincy provides opportunities for different types of religious services in three different locations:

  • The Chapel and Crypt for formal catholic worship, and available to all for private prayer and meditation.
  • The Prayer Room for Islamic Worship. Student-led prayers are conducted on Firday's.
  • The Meditation Room for non-denominational prayer and meditation.

Student religious societies 

St Mary's has three religious societies, the Catholic Society, the Christian Union and the Islamic Society which hold events for their members. 

Contact details


Chaplain: Canon Peter Newby
Tel: 020 8240 4006

Chaplaincy Administrator: Grazia Romano Hazell
Tel: 020 8240 2327

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