About the Multi Faith Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy

The Multi Faith Chaplaincy is a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming place on campus for students and staff of all faiths and beliefs to meet and get to know each other. A spirit of open enquiry is actively encouraged - whether you want to ask questions of spirituality, explore your own faith or simply find out more about different religions, then the Chaplaincy is the place to do it.


Entrance to SFH (with flowers)

The Chaplaincy is also a place to relax and escape from the busyness of campus life. You can come and pray or meditate, eat lunch with friends or talk things over with one of the chaplains - it doesn't matter if you're religious or not.

There is a wide range of events run by the chaplains and by the large number of student faith societies. These are open to everyone and are a great way to try new things, meet new people and grow in your faith. 


  • St Francis Hall, situated on the Edgbaston Campus, is the main Multi Faith Chaplaincy building. The full-time chaplains are based here and it hosts a wide range of worship and social events.
  • The Selly Oak Chapel is a small chapel on the Selly Oak Campus.
  • Newman House is the University's Catholic Chaplaincy.
  • We also have links with many local places of worship and with the wider community in general.


Original SFH building archive photo

The original Chaplaincy building was donated by Edward Cadbury and opened in 1937.

1937 Plaque

St Francis Hall was extended to its current size in 1969.  The number of chaplains and faiths represented has steadily grown.

Edgbaston campus

There are now 18 chaplains and 23 different student faith societies, representing most major faith traditions. The Chaplaincy is there for everyone, of all faiths and none.