The multi-faith Chaplaincy Team helps Students and Staff with spiritual and faith issues. The Team also offer a listening ear when you need someone to talk to.
The Chaplaincy has a dedicated Sacred Space. It’s a multi faith room available on a bookable basis (via Student Services) and also for drop ins. You can seek information about faith communities and festivals in the local area. It’s a space for individual prayer, quiet reflection, silence, fellowship groups, dialogue, study and occasionally for formal worship. Student faith groups also contribute to College life, particularly at the time of Festivals. One example is our annual Diversity Week. We also support remembrance and celebration events such as Armistice Day, World Holocaust Day, World Hijaab Day and faith festivals, and support tutorial groups from time to time.
The Chaplaincy Team are usually volunteers - ordained and lay people from local Churches, plus some College Staff members. We welcome all faith communities as part of the Team, and have good links with the local Swindon Interfaith Group.
Posters around the College give information about the main faith groupings among the student population of the College, plus dates of the main Faith Festivals. There’s more information on the AFAN website (All Faiths and None) http://www.afan.uk.net . Here you can find information and views on many life issues from different faith and non-faith viewpoints. Another useful source is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/religions
The New College Chaplaincy links to other FE Chaplaincies around the Bristol Diocese, the SW region and nationally. They support regional and national events enabling them to network, and to keep up with latest developments in the world of FE.
For further information contact Ed Poole, Chaplaincy Team Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org