Yes! Although clearly a Christian church (run by a partnership of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed churches), the Chapel is a place provided for the whole university community. Free tea and coffee are provided in the Chapel kitchen, so feel free to drop by.
The East Chapel (at the far right end of the corridor of the Chapel as you walk in either door) is kept as a quiet space for individual prayer or reflection. All are welcome to use the area, whether or not you’re a Christian.
There’s also The Space within the East Chapel, which is free from any religious imagery or symbols, for individual use.
In the East Chapel (at the far right end of the corridor of the Chapel as you walk in either door), there is the Roman Catholic apse (rounded bit!), where there’s a candle stand.
Anyone with a Keele Card can gain access to the Islamic Centre.
Keele doesn’t provide guaranteed Kosher or Halal food.
The nearest Kosher supermarkets are in Manchester, but do look at labels on foods in local supermarkets as UK labelling laws are pretty good for providing ingredients and sometimes preparation methods.
The situation is similar for Halal foods, although Pak Foods in Stoke is a very good source.
Whether you’re exploring faith for the first time and not sure of your direction, have worries/questions/problems with spirituality and religion, or are looking for a worship community in your tradition, the chaplains are available to people of all faiths and none. If they can’t help directly, they will signpost to others who can.
Please visit KeeleSU and speak to the sabbatical officers – they’ll give you an information pack.
Or if you don’t want an official society. you can simply meet friends and like-minded people. You cans still book rooms for this purpose.
There are various spaces you can book: