Past events

Please see the separate pages for bigger events over the past years, here are some miscellaneous ones!

Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday 25th February 2020 Pancake poster 2020

The Chaplaincy served pancakes between 12.30 and 1.30pm and 'choose some tasty toppings for your free pancake!'

There were also displays where you could discover the history and meaning of why we have Pancake Day, and also some recipe ideas from pancakes in other countries around the world.



Star Party Saturday 4th January 2020 at the Chaplaincy 2pm to 4pm


Chaplaincy End of Year Barbeque

Was held on Thursday 30th May 2019 between 5.30pm and 7pm




Pancake Day 2019!

Pancake races were run at 12 noon on 5th March in Centenary Square (followed by Pancakes at the Chaplaincy - see facebook for photos


Dying Matters Awareness Week 14 - 18 May 2018

Drop-in to the Chaplaincy for conversation with Chaplains around death, dying and bereavement in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere...logo

Chaplains will be here during the following times;

Monday 14th between 3pm and 5pm

Tuesday 15th between 10am and 12 noon

Wednesday 16th between 12.30 and 1.30pm

Thursday 17th between 12 noon and 2pm

Further information about 'Dying Matters' is available at

This will be a special focus here for this week with a white-board available for your wish-list of ideas 'Before I die I want to...' and you will also have the opportunity to make use of things which are here throughout the year: the Prayer Tree; the Cairn (in the garden); lighting a candle and quiet spaces.

Our regular weekly activities will also follow the theme - with 'Death by Chocolate' at P G Tea and topics chosen for Table Talk.

We look forward to welcoming you during this themed week, or in the future.


Christmas Carols Thursday 7th December 2017 5pm - 6pm

in the square outside the Fielding Johnson Building

Christmas Carols with a difference this year - we were outside!!

The Chaplains shared the message of Christmas at the University Christmas on Campus Carol singing, with choir, music and hot chocolate - details at


'LIGHT'….Light event

'the interface between Science and Religion'.

WEDNESDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2015 1730-2000hrs

To mark national Interfaith Week, the World Faiths Advisory Group of the University invited you to come to the Chaplaincy… and spend an evening exploring

- the cutting edge science of Light with Dr. Gillian Butcher (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

- how different world religions view Light with The Faith Advisors to the University

…and the ‘meeting points’ between the two.

The evening was a great success.



Our annual lecture will took place this year on Monday 16th March.

We were very pleased to have as our speaker Dr. Philip Cook, who returned to Leicester for this occasion from his current post as Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Philip Cook
Dr. Philip Cook


Philip joined the University of Edinburgh in 2013, prior to which he was a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester (2009-2013). His research focuses on issues in social justice and democracy, with particular interest in the moral and political status of children and people with disabilities. He also has strong interests in the relationship between political theory and public affairs. He is Associate Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge, and Policy (SKAPE), University of Edinburgh, and is Co-Editor of the journal Res Publica. During his time at University of Leicester he was an active member of the University Chaplaincy community.

He was speaking on 'The Proper Place of Faiths in Politics - Where Is It?'

Faith communities have a unique contribution to make to politics: a spiritual contribution, as distinct from the doctrinal. The orientation towards listening of the contemplative spiritual traditions has two major benefits: first it counteracts the aggressive cacophony of adversarial politics and also the egoism of market-based society; second, it provides a testimony to crucial dimensions of secular politics, namely attitudes and commitments necessary for justice. I will look at debates in political theory about justice as either an institutional virtue or a personal virtue, and argue that the personal virtue is a necessary condition for social justice, and the characteristics of a spiritual life listening to God embody the generosity, and self-effacement required for justice.




Easter Walk with sketches performed by 'Roughshod'

On Tuesday 18th March 2014 the Chaplains were on campus with a group called 'Roughshod' (a touring company of Riding Lights) and an Easter walk with sketches and readings, ending up at the Chaplaincy for Hot Chocolate and Hot Cross Buns!

Stopping at:

Charles Wilson Foyer 12.30pm for a performance of 'Life! Wassitallabout?'

Library Podium (outside) 12.45pm for a performance of 'Zaccheus'

Percy Gee, the Terrace (outside) 1.00pm for a performance of 'News for the World'

Chaplaincy 1.20pm for a performance of 'Investigation' and then refreshments!













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At the Chaplaincy on Tuesday 19th November 2013 (during National Inter-Faith week), starting at 2pm, Rev'd Sonya Brown will speak on


'Multi-faith culture in Leicester...Where is it going?'


This is the next in a series of lectures organised by the World Faiths Advisory Group to the University of Leicester during the first and third terms of the University year.


All are welcome to attend - please get in touch if you have any questions.




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Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.


We have a 'Mindapples' tree at the Chaplaincy this whole week for you to visit, which is also a prayer tree all year round, so you can continue to visit it after this week too!


For details about the event and meaning behind Mindapples, see information at or drop into the Chaplaincy and find out...





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Summer Lecture 2013


Tuesday 28th May beginning with a light lunch at 12.30pm, the Gatehouse Chaplaincy Centre.


Professor Aubrey Newman will speak on:


Forgiveness? Forgetting? Why do I still teach the Holocaust?











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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