The East Chapel is usually set aside as a place of prayer and reflection. Many find that in the midst of a busy Keele day it is a blessing to be able to come in to a quiet (well, most of the time) space to pray. There is a board there where you can put prayer requests.
Chaplains’ Midday Prayer (Wednesdays during term time, 12noon in the East Chapel) The Chaplaincy team hold a short midweek prayer service, using words drawn from various Christian traditions and prayer requests from the board. All are welcome.
In the Catholic Apse of the East Chapel, the Blessed Sacrament is reserved and you can light a candle as a symbol of continued prayer.
The Space is in the East Chapel, and is offered as a safe and inclusive space for people of any, or no, faith. It’s deliberately kept free of any religious symbols and is available for individuals for quiet prayer, reflection or meditation. Please see some guidance below for using The Space.
Guidance for using the Space
- The Space is a quiet room for use by people of any faith or none for prayer, meditation or reflection.
- The Space is not bookable. Please do not use it as a place to study or just hang out, even if you find it empty.
- During the day The Space is for use by individuals (although it can be used by several people at once). Groups may use it for prayer meetings before 9.30am and after 6.00pm, but only if it is not otherwise in use.
- Please keep quiet in The Space, as others might be using the East Chapel. If others are in The Space, then keep silent to avoid disturbing them.
- Please don’t eat, use incense or leave anything behind in The Space. Feel free to turn on the heating, but remember to turn it off when you leave.
- The Space will not always be accessible e.g. when services are taking place in the East Chapel.