Welcome to Student Circuit!

 If you are at either University – of Sussex or of Brighton we’re here if we can help you in any way, we offer all sorts of events during the year.

The Methodist Chaplains to the universities are the Rev Andy Lowe (Sussex) and the Rev Dermot Thornberry (Brighton) and the student worker (lay chaplain) at both universities, is me, Sue Harrington.

You can be in touch in several ways:

through this website (duh!): http://www.studentcircuit.org.uk
as well as our student community Facebook group: Student Circuit https://www.facebook.com/groups/69431262767/
And you can tweet us: @StudentCircuit
Follow us on Instagram: @Studentcircuit
There’s also the general chaplaincy Facebook group where a lot of our events are publicised:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/brightonandsussexchaplaincy/

@ Brighton University 

Every month in term time (Brighton Uni’s Grand Parade campus) we offer the opportunity to win a £10 grocery voucher. 

Next draw: 6 May 2019

<-Here’s Libby, winner of our last Grocery voucher in February.

If you’d like to be in the draw, just be at Brighton University’s Grand Parade Coffee Bar – on the first Monday of the month in term-time (!) between 12 noon and 2 pm and follow the instructions you’ll find on the tables.

We also offer a free coffee or tea  ‘tombola’ and other fun things through the regular Chaplaincy drop-in on Mondays 12 noon – 2 pm, at the coffee bar on Brighton University’s Grand Parade campus.

If you’re interested in needlework of any kind (knitting, crochet, sewing etc) come and say hello and tell us what you’re working on. I might even have my knitting with me. Of course you don’t have to be interested in needlework to come and say hello or take part!

We’ve started a drop-in discussion  group “Reflection” which meets in the Grand Parade coffee bar on the fourth Thursday of each month from 12.30 – 13.30 in term time. It’s an open, safe and respectful place to talk about areas of life which you may have found or are finding are being challenged at university – be that religion/faith, philosophy, ethics or anything else. Sometimes talking about something helps get it in proportion and seeing others’ perspective can be interesting and helpful. Next meeting: 25 April 2019, 12.30 – 13.30.  

I have a miniature Schnauzer, Stanley, who is delighted to say hello and enjoys a tickle! If you miss your pet and could do with a dose of dog, let us know and we’ll arrange for a visit with Stanley when you can come along and say hello.

Then there’s …

@ Sussex University

WE offer all sorts of food-based treats at Sussex University (in The Meeting House) at least once a month in term-time. Veggie/vegan option also available.

<-  Last time we cooked up freshly-baked jacket potatoes; on a cold day they were yummy!

Now known as Wonderful Wednesdays we bring some free food on a first come, first served basis on the first Wednesday of the month. It might be a brunch, hot chocolate and cookies, pasta or something entirely different!

The weekly Methodist Chaplaincy drop-in is also on a Wednesday morning (9.30 am -1 pm) at The Meeting House – other Chaplains are there at other times and on other days – any of the Chaplains can be available at other times by request.
There is also a short, ecumenical meditation service “Reflections” at Sussex University Meeting House at 1 pm on Wednesdays followed every week by a light lunch, everyone is welcome to attend.
We also meet weekly on a Thursday morning at 11 am for Theology Cafe where there’s a discussion on a theme set from the previous meeting, usually around faith or ethics.
If you want to be included in anything the Chaplaincy is offering, look out for Sue and Dermot at the Grand Parade Coffee Bar between 12 noon and 2 pm on Mondays. Alternatively Sue or Andy at Sussex Uni Meeting House on Wednesdays between 10 am and 1 pm  in term time. Or contact us if we can be of help with anything.
Of course we’d also love to see you at some or all of our events. If you would like to meet up for a coffee and a chat, or if we can help you, just  be in touch.
The Chaplaincy would love to do whatever we can to make your time here even more enjoyable and worthwhile. The Chaplaincy welcomes and supports everyone – of any faith or none.

We’d love to meet you – so do let us know if you’re in Brighton & Hove and you need anything, just be in touch …


coffee, chat, cake … (doughnut)?

See you soon!


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