Keele Chapel serves several distinct purposes
It serves the university community by providing a place where students and staff of all faiths and none can find hospitality, welcome, and peace - a sanctuary in the midst of a busy campus, where there are no demands or expectations and you can simply be. We aim to keep at least some of the building quiet for prayer or reflection. In all of this, the building is one part of the chaplaincy provision for the university.
The chapel is also a worshipping Christian community
This includes Sunday services, groups for students and non-students, social events, an annual weekend away and more. In all of this, it functions as a local church. This worshipping community includes students, staff, retired staff and others who live locally and have no formal connection to the university - all are welcome.
Keele Chapel is a welcoming and inclusive place.
Our vision for our worshipping community is to be a place where all are welcome, and where we grow together in our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus today. Social justice and inclusion are central values for us.
We believe all people are made in the image and likeness of God.
We celebrate our diversity and seek not to discriminate on the basis of gender, mental health, physical ability, race, sexuality or any other such distinctions.
Our community includes a wide range of theological, ethical and moral understandings, beliefs and practices. We are committed to belonging together and loving each other, even as we live with the tension of these differences.
The life of the chapel includes students, non-students, staff and various Christian student groups. We welcome people of all Christian traditions. All of this together makes up to our diverse community.
“Live the kind of life which proves that God has called you. Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other. Through the peace that ties you together, do your best to maintain the unity that the Spirit gives. There is one body and one Spirit. In the same way you were called to share one hope.” Ephesians 4:1-4