What is the Chaplaincy?
The Chaplaincy is a resource for all students and staff at King’s, of all faiths and none. This means the Chaplaincy is open to you whichever faith you may hold, and if you hold no particular faith, but consider yourself spiritual but not religious. The Chaplaincy is inclusive; whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever you believe, whomever you love - you are welcome.
King's College London has a Christian foundation, in the Anglican tradition, and takes seriously the pastoral and spiritual support of all at King’s. The Chaplaincy team is made up of friendly Chaplains, lay and ordained, from different faith traditions (Christian, Muslim and Jewish) across the campuses who are available to meet with any member of staff or student in confidence.
Chaplains walk alongside people who are going through dark periods, struggle and grief. They also work closely with all other support and service colleagues across King's to ensure that everyone's wellbeing - physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual - is looked after and nurtured during what can be an uncertain time.
You don't have to be in spiritual crisis to meet with a Chaplain; they are practiced listeners and have a wealth of experience in supporting people through relationship, work and study difficulties, spiritual and vocational issues. If they are unable to help, they often know who can.
The Chaplaincy is multi-faith, which means that:
- It supports students and staff of all faiths and none: everybody is welcome.
- It seeks to promote mutual understanding and respect between people of different faiths and beliefs, including the desire to share together the riches of each tradition.
- It emphasises community, hospitality and care while also valuing difference and diversity.
- It offers an inclusive space for worship, prayer, mediation, relaxation and spiritual exploration across traditions.
- It promotes justice and acceptance over and above exclusion or discrimination. In particular, the Chaplaincy recognises Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism as irresponsible and unacceptable.
- It believes that multi-faith engagement can enable greater understanding of our own faith traditions.
The Dean of King’s posts short video messages that offer a weekly reflection or thought. These are available at Dean's Weekly.
To find out more about who’s in the team, please visit The Chaplaincy Team.
For further online services and events, with details on how to access them, please visit:
- Prayer & Worship
- Events & Special Services: This contains a full list of services running for this academic year.
- Choir of King's College London Events & Special Services
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