This is the Brighton and Hove Methodist Chaplaincy/Methodist Faith & Spirituality Advisers’ website
Please note …
For the Government’s latest advice and protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England:
- Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
- Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
- Work from home if you can and minimise travel
- If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
You can find further information and guidance with regard to the pandemic, at the website above.
We are really sorry not to currently be able to meet or offer any of our regular events (listed below) … we know how difficult it is to keep apart from friends and family. It’s not the same but if you want to meet online to chat or share a virtual cuppa, just be in touch.
We are still available by phone, messaging or video calling (Meet/Skype/Zoom/Teams 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: 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:
Here’s our regular events … for additional special events check here
@ Brighton University
University of Brighton Crafty Drop-in
Thursdays, 12.00 – 13.00 on Teams
Knit & Natter Group Code: 38qc5lr
The Student Wellbeing Team will be opening the doors of our virtual craft room on Thursdays at 12.00 noon for an hour of friendly craft time, an opportunity to be creative together. Being creative and making something from pretty much nothing is a great mood-booster so bring whatever craft you like, or maybe just bring your lunch if you’d prefer to just chat. Hosted by Sue from the Faith & Spirituality Team. All welcome, students and staff.
Every month in term time (Brighton Uni’s Grand Parade, City campus coffee bar) we offer the opportunity to win a £10 grocery voucher.
Next draw: Friday, (date to be advised)
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 Anglican 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
University of Sussex Crafty Drop-in on Fridays, 12.00 – 13.00 on Zoom
Be in touch for Zoom link info
The Chaplaincy will be opening the doors of our virtual Meeting House craft room on Fridays at 12.00 noon for an hour of friendly craft time, an opportunity to be creative together. Being creative and making something from pretty much nothing is a great mood-booster so bring whatever craft you like, or maybe just bring your lunch if you’d prefer to just chat ‘around the water cooler’. Hosted by Sue. All welcome, students and staff.
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. Currently meeting online and via emails, do feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be part of the conversation
Additionally a F&S representative goes to the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife project once a month, when permittedby COVID regulations, 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.