Chaplaincy

Christian Chaplaincy at UNE dates back to the University's inception. It holds a strong tradition of being a helpful partner in the university community.

Christian chaplains aim to:

  • provide support, encouragement and teaching to staff and students
  • allow opportunities for anyone, regardless of background, to explore and engage with Christian beliefs, including opportunities for respectful debate and dialogue between faiths and with respect to academic disciplines
  • be available to the UNE community for counselling and support of people from any background in times of stress or crisis.

Location: The Lodge, Booloominbah Drive (the old brick building attached to the International Precinct)

Three Christian churches fund the chaplaincy at UNE

Anglican

— operating in conjunction with St Mark's UNE Church on campus. Phone the Anglican Chaplaincy on 02 6773 2029

Catholic

— Phone the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at UNE on 02 6773 2858

Uniting Church

— Our office hours are: Wednesdays 10 am to 12.30 pm; Thursdays 10 am to 3 pm (during teaching time)
Bible Study: Wednesdays 12.30 - 1.30 pm (during teaching time) 
Office Phone: 6773 3739

The team works in association with Armidale Uniting Church, the Presbytery of New England North West and the Tertiary Ministries Committee of the Synod of NSW & ACT.

Other denominations and groups

Muslim

The Muslim community has appointed an imam on a part-time basis. There is a mosque on campus opposite The Lodge, and a variety of other support for Muslim students.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Meeting on 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month 10.00—11.00 am at Kent House, Faulkner Street, followed by shared refreshments and conversation.

Contacts
Joy Bowles Ph: (02) 6772 6866 Mobile: 0403 966 517 Email: ejoybowles@gmail.com
Helen Stokes Ph: (02) 6772 6369


Other denominations and religious groups also welcome students and staff into the life of their communities.