Your Faith

Here you can find out about your faith at Keele.

If your faith is not represented the staff of the Chaplaincy will gladly help put you in touch with representatives from your faith or denomination.

Buddhism

Student Groups and Societies

There is currently no Buddhist group or society. Those wishing to meditate may wish to use ‘The Space’ which can be found within Keele Chapel, for further information please contact chaplaincy@keele.ac.uk.

 

Meditation in the local area

The closest Buddist Meditation is in Newcastle-Under-Lyme along London Road. These sessions are on a Wednesday evening at 7:30pm and is £6 a class. Find out more here.

Christianity

Keele Chapel


Keele chapel Keele Chapel is a thriving, inclusive Christian community and Church set in the middle of Keele University.‌

The Chapel is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (L.E.P.), which means that all major Christian denominations  are represented.

It is open every day in term-time offering free tea & coffee, a place to meet friends, space for quiet reflection,  and individual support and advice if requested.

For more information about the Chapel please follow the link.

 

Student Groups & Societies

Cassock: The Catholic Students Society at Keele. Get involved!

Christian Union: Keele University Christian Union (KUCU) exists to unite Christians together on Campus, to encourage and inspire them.

Jesus Jam: A group of students who come together to pray, worship and have a talk on a part of the Bible. Jesus Jam is open to all and has their own radio show on KUBE Radio.

Revelation Rock Gospel Choir: The music is a rich mix of Gospel, African Spiritual, Musical Theatre and more. Everyone is welcome to join.

The Late Service: The Late Service is a student-led, ecumenical service, held on Sunday evenings. Each week features a different speaker, speaking on a wide variety of topics. Drop them an email.

 

Falun Gong

Student Societies:

Falun Gong is practiced in over 100 countries worldwide by hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life who have embraced and cherished it. The practice is taught free and unconditionally by volunteers out of compassion, and we make it available to Keele students and staff with regular classes. 

Wear whatever is most comfortable for you.

Meditation class is held weekly on Tuesday, 6 - 8 pm, CBA1.080.

Find us on Facebook

Check out our society page.

Find out about classes here: www.falungongclasses.org

Hinduism

Local place of worship

Shree Geeta Bhawan is the nearest Main Temple (Mandir) and it is in Birmingham.‌

107-115 Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1HL, West Midlands

Tel : 0121 554 4120

 

Student Societies:

Keele Hindu Society: Provide weekly prayer, celebrate Hindu religious festivals, create a cultural awareness plus much more! Please do get in touch to join.

Islam

‌On-campus Facilities:

Islamic Centre The present prayer facility, the Islamic Centre, is situated immediately to the front of Barnes Hall. 

Daily congregational prayers are performed in the Centre as well as Friday prayers. Friday prayers are held 1.15pm in the period from the beginning of October to the end of March, and 1.30pm from the beginning of May to the end of September.
 
Access to the Centre is obtained via registered Keele Card. To register your card for access to the Islamic Centre, please follow this link.
 
Keele has a part-time Muslim chaplain, Rukia Bi - r.bi@keele.ac.uk - and also a Muslim Faith adviser, Naveed Sheikh - n.sheikh@keele.ac.uk.
 

Student Societies:

The Keele Islamic Society: Keele Islamic society (ISOC) aims to promote the culture of Islam on the university campus - everyone is welcome!

 

Newsletter:

Rukia Bi, Keele's Muslim Chaplain, produces a newsletter at key times in the Islamic calendar. 

View the Month of Rajab Newsletter here (March 2018)

Judaism

Campus Provision

We have a Jewish faith advisor who will be glad to help you with any questions you may have regarding provision for Jewish students. He can be contacted via the Chaplaincy on chaplaincy@keele.ac.uk

Local Provision

The Nearest Synagogue is in Newcastle-under-Lyme:

Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation,

London Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme,

Staffs, ST5 1LZ

Services are held every Friday evening at 7:00pm.

Facebook

 

Student Societies:

The Jewish Society: A society for Jewish students at Keele to celebrate religious festivals and socialise together.

Pagan & Occult

Student societies:

Picture of the Keele pagan society branding. Faith. Religion. KUPOS is a group that accepts the possibility of the unknown.  It is group that discusses topics from the paranormal to the supernatural with a core centre that revolves around Paganism and Witchcraft. We accept every non-mainstream faith, and some mainstream too, as well as people that have no religion but are simply interested in the possibility of something else out there.

We are an all inclusive society that aims to be a fun, safe environment for people to truly express themselves.

 

Email us: soc.kupos@keele.ac.uk

Find us on Facebook.

Check out our society.

Sikhism

Local Place of workship:

Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Sikh Cultural Centre
61 Liverpool Road, Stoke, Stoke on Trent, ST4 1AQ

Tel: 01782 415670

Monday-Saturday

Morning Session: From 5.30am to 11.00am

5.30am Baba Ji da Parkash

Evening Session: From 4.00pm to 8.30pm

7.00pm Baba Ji da Sagasan

Sunday
From 5.30am to 2.00pm

11.15am Ardas

11.30am-1.oopm Katta Kirtan

1.00pm Langar

 

Student Societies:

The Sikh Society: The main aim of this society, which has been running for many years, is to get every Sikh together on a once a week basis and carry out discussions, events, weekly simran, and joining in kirtan along with fellow Sikh students.

If your faith isn't listed...

If your faith is not represented the staff of the Chaplaincy will gladly help put you in touch with representatives from your faith or denomination. All you need to do is get in touch!