Please note …
Due to the Government’s advice and protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Stay at home
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
… 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 (Skype/Zoom etc) 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: Monday, (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 Monday of each month in term time. Because we can’t currently meet we’re exploring doing an online draw – watch this space!
We also offer a free coffee or tea ‘tombola’ and other fun things through the regular F&S drop-in on Mondays 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 4th Tuesday lunchtimes so pop in and say hello and maybe share time over a cuppa.
And on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays between 12 and 2 pm you can find a F&S Adviser in the Checkland Atrium, Falmer Campus. We’re always ready to chat and if you need a reviving cuppa, it’s our treat!
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 get it in proportion.
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 Tuesday 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-in is on a Tuesday (10.30 approx -2 pm) 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 Chaplain/F&S Adviser goes to the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife project once a month, usually on the 4th 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.
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.