If you are certain of your religious orientation you may be interested in getting involved in appropriate groups and activities. These are a good way of getting to know people with similar ideas to you and can be a source of inspiration, encouragement and support as well as being great fun. If you are a Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Hindu or Jewish you may wish to join the appropriate faith society we have here, but if you follow any other faith you will have to seek out local activities outside George’s. In particular, research what ULU has to offer, as they cater for a much wider range of beliefs.
Some students suffer a crisis of faith when they leave home for the first time and this can be particularly unsettling. At this time what you believe is suddenly no longer guided, governed or supported by your parents and in general this is a time for establishing yourself as an independent adult and finding your own identity. If this happens to you then find somebody to talk over your thoughts and feelings with. There may be no easy answer, but at the end of the day it is up to you to decide what you believe and how you want to live your life.
Advice can be gained from our multi-faith chaplain Joan Tierney (email@example.com, 07752313918), who is based on level 2 Hunter wing every Wednesday, next door to where the counsellors live... She can point you in the direction of other local faith groups.
We are lucky enough to have a designated Multifaith and Quiet Contemplation Room which can be accessed by any student via the room booking service. Contact Kea Horvers for more information or the heads of any of the faith societies.
You may ask 'what is a Chaplain? What does a Chaplain do?'
Basically, a Chaplain is a pastoral resource for all students and is available to people of all faiths and those who have no particular religious affiliation. In as far as possible, a Chaplain offers support in whatever way is most needed, socially, pastorally and spiritually.
Other Chaplains are available on request:
In addition to our own chaplain, we’re fortunate to also have the Hospital Chapel on the NHS Trust site. The Chapel, its private garden and a Multi Faith Room can be found on the Ground Floor of St. James's Wing and are always open for personal prayer or reflection.
The Church of England Chaplains are:
The Reverend Joanne Farman Ext 3071
The Reverend Hilary Johnson Ext 3070
The Reverend Rob Wall Ext 3285
The Roman Catholic Chaplains are:
Father Peter Murphy Ext 3069
Father Habte Ukbay Ext 3069
The Free Church Chaplain is:
The Reverend Martin Taylor Ext 3285
The Jewish Chaplain is:
Rabbi David Kantanka Ext 3285
The Moslem Chaplain is:
Imam Sulayman Gani 020 8767 2344
The Chaplaincy within the Hospital Trust also keeps close links with representatives of local faith groups and is happy to put people in touch.