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gatehouse Chaplaincy CentreChaplaincy - A place of welcome for students and staff of all faiths and none

Emergency contact details: via 0116 285 6493

Welcome to the Chaplaincy.

We hope you will get chance to pop into The Gatehouse, opposite Mayor's Walk, to meet us and maybe try out one of our regular weekly activities.

The word 'chaplain' means 'to come alongside'. It stems from the story of Saint Martin of Tours, a Hungarian Roman soldier-turned-monk, who encountered a man begging with no cloak. The story goes that Martin instinctively cut his own cloak in half to share with the beggar, and that night dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak. These principles of sharing, companionship and being present with the suffering are the roots of all chaplaincy.

Our team of Chaplains come from different Christian groups and most of them lead churches alongside their chaplaincy role. Our constitution is based on a partnership between the University and 'Churches Together in Leicestershire'. We work together, based out of 'The Gatehouse', which is adjacent to main campus. Our team is very diverse in theology and practice, and we're committed to helping everyone, whatever their views on spirituality & faith.

We're helped by a great team of chaplaincy volunteers and the support of other individuals such as Friends of the Chaplaincy

For more details of the team see People


We also gladly partner with representatives of other world faiths. See Faith Advisors' information and their own webpage for more information.


If the Gatehouse Chaplaincy Centre is not open, Chaplains are available and can be contacted directly (see People); messages can be left on 0116 285 6493 or emails can be sent to

Emergency contact details: 07967 604526


If you would like to check out the Bible and what it teaches in easy-to-understand English then this website may help:


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Call on us at the Gatehouse, opposite Entrance 2 to the university (map)

tel: 0116 285 6493


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