Please note …
For the Government’s latest advice and protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other
- Wash hands: keep washing your hands regularly
- Cover face: wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make space: stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
You must not meet in groups larger than 6 (with some limited exceptions)
… we are currently unable to meet or offer any of our regular events (listed below).
However we are still available by messaging or video calling (Meet/Skype/Zoom/Teams etc) and, exceptionally, could meet with you under strict social distancing rules. Just be in touch
If you are at either University – of Sussex (US) or of Brighton (UoB) we’re here if we can help you in any way, we offer all sorts of events during the year.
The Methodist representatives at the universities are the Rev Dan Woodhouse at Sussex,
the Rev Cynthia Park is lead Faith & Spirituality (F&S) Adviser at Brighton
and the student worker (lay chaplain/Faith & Spirituality adviser) 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
And you can tweet us: @StudentCircuit
Follow us on Instagram: @Studentcircuit
There’s also the Sussex chaplaincy and UoB Faith & Spirituality Facebook groups where a lot of our events are publicised:
@ Brighton University
Every month in term time (Brighton Uni’s Grand Parade campus coffee bar) we offer the opportunity to win a £10 grocery voucher.
Next draw: Friday, (date to be advised)
<-Here’s Nina, winner of our March Grocery voucher, last before lockdown.
We usually do a draw for a £10 voucher on the first Friday of each month in term time.
We also offer a free coffee or tea ‘tombola’ and other fun things through the regular F&S drop-in on Fridays 12 noon – 2 pm, at Brighton University’s Grand Parade coffee bar on City 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!
If you’re at Moulsecoomb, Cynthia is at Cockcroft Book & Bean on Tuesday lunchtimes so pop in and say hello and maybe share time over a cuppa.
And on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 2 pm there’s drop in where you can find F&S Adviser (Dominic) in the Checkland Atrium, Falmer Campus, preceded by 12 – 12.30: (1st, 3rd & 5th Weds) prayer meeting (2nd & 4th Weds) Short service of Holy Communion – be in touch for precise venue information.
We’re always happy to talk, at the drop-ins or elsewhere to suit. We can offer 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 sort things out a bit.
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.
<- Sometimes we cooked up freshly-baked jacket potatoes; on a cold day they’re particularly yummy!
Now as a pop-up on a Thursday approximately once a month, we offer some free food on a first come, first served basis. It might be a brunch, hot chocolate and cookies, pasta or something entirely different!
The weekly Methodist Chaplaincy drop-ins are on Tuesday (Rev Dan) and Thursday mornings (Sue) at The Meeting House, everyone is welcome to attend. Other Chaplains are there at other times and on other days – any of the Chaplains can be available at other times by request.
Some of us 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.
Additionally a F&S representative goes to the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife project once a month, usually on the 1st Tuesday between 10 and 12 noon. It’s situated behind Moulsecoomb station. Gardening is taught with an open-to-all ethos and is an excellent place to immerse in nature and for mindfulness practice. For more information see the website or contact us.
There are also F&S Advisers/Chaplains from other faiths available, see the University websites for details: Brighton or Sussex There is also a dedicated Facebook group in which Catholic students might be interested.
If you want to be included in anything the Chaplaincy/F&S team is offering, look out for us at the drop-ins above and/or contact us if we can be of help with anything.
The Chaplaincy and Faith & Spirituality teams would love to do whatever we can to make your time here even more enjoyable and worthwhile. We welcome and support everyone – of any faith or none.