Your faith

Here you can find out about your faith at Keele. If your faith isn’t represented, the chaplains will be happy to help put you in touch with representatives from your faith or denomination.

What’s on at Keele?

There isn’t currently a Buddhist group or society at Keele. If you’d like to meditate, you’re welcome to use ‘The Space’ in Keele Chapel (find out more about faith spaces). For more information, please contact chaplaincy@keele.ac.uk.

Meditation in the local area

The closest Buddhist Meditation is in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. These sessions are on Thursdays at 7:30pm and are £6 a class. Find out more on their website.

Keele Chapel

Keele Chapel is a thriving, inclusive Christian community and Church right in the centre of campus.

The Chapel is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP), which means that it represents all major Christian denominations.

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

Sunday worship takes place in the chapel all year round:

  • ‘TEN:15’ is (oddly enough!) at 10.15am and is an ecumenical service open to everyone
  • Catholic Mass follows on at 12.30pm
  • The Late service is an informal, student-led gathering at 7.30pm during term times

Please visit the Keele Chapel’s community website for more information.

What’s on at Keele?

These student groups and societies meet in the Chapel:

  • 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 have their own radio show on KUBE Radio.
  • The Late Service: the Late Service is a student-led, ecumenical service, held on Sunday evenings. Each week there’s a different speaker, speaking on a wide variety of topics. Find them on Facebook or drop them an email.

While it’s a faith you might not have heard of before, Falun Gong is a modern spiritual practice practised in over 100 countries worldwide by hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life.

What’s on at Keele?

We make Falun Gong available to Keele students and staff with regular classes, which are taught for free by volunteers. There is a weekly meditation class, Tuesdays 5-7pm – join the Facebook group or find out more on their SU society page.

What’s on at Keele?

Keele Hindu Society provides weekly prayer, celebrates Hindu religious festivals, creates a cultural awareness plus much more! Find out more on their SU society page.

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: +44(0)121 554 4120

Islamic Centre

The Islamic Centre is in front of Barnes Hall.

There are daily congregational prayers in the Centre, as well as Friday prayers.

Friday prayers begin at:

  • 1.15pm October-March
  • 1.30pm May-September

Please register your Keele Card to request access to the Islamic Centre.

What’s on at Keele?

  • Keele has a part-time Muslim chaplain, Rukia Bi - r.bi@keele.ac.uk – as well as a Muslim Faith adviser, Naveed Sheikh - n.sheikh@keele.ac.uk.

  • The Keele Islamic Society (ISOC) aims to promote the culture of Islam on the university campus - everyone is welcome! Like their Facebook or find out more on their SU society page.

What’s on at Keele?

We have a Jewish faith adviser who will be glad to help you with any questions you might have about provision for Jewish students. Please contact him at chaplaincy@keele.ac.uk.

The Jewish Society: a society for Jewish students at Keele to celebrate religious festivals and socialise together. Find out more on their SU society page.

Local place of worship

Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation, London Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1LZ

Services are held every Friday evening at 7:00pm. You can join their Facebook page here.

Pagan and occult society logo What’s on at Keele?

Keele University Pagan and Occult Society (KUPOS) is a group that accepts the possibility of the unknown. The group discusses topics from the paranormal to the supernatural with a core centre that revolves around Paganism and Witchcraft. KUPOS 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.

This is an all-inclusive society that aims to be a fun, safe environment for people to truly express themselves.

Join their Facebook group, or find out more on their SU society page.

What’s on at Keele?

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.

Local place of worship:

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

Tel: +44 (0)1782 415670

Contact us if your faith isn’t listed, the chaplaincy team will gladly help put you in touch with representatives from your faith or denomination. All you need to do is get in touch!