We run a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy with the help of volunteer chaplains from the local community. Currently, we have chaplains working with us from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Baha’i, and Humanist communities, although we also have links with other faith groups locally who we can put you in touch with if appropriate.
So what can we do for you?
For example, our Muslim chaplain will work with the exams team about procedures during Ramadan. If you have any questions or concerns that relate to your faith and your study commitments at Leicester College, we are here to help.
We also offer pastoral care and support to the College community – this includes members of staff as well as learners. Each campus has at least one prayer room, and we are responsible for managing these. If you want to speak to a faith leader, or have questions related to belief, we will put you in touch with the appropriate person to help you. We also work counselling learners who have found themselves in a difficult or challenging situation, to help them get back on track.
We make our presence felt around College with celebrations too. We help learners celebrate events such as Christmas or Easter, and we observe more solemn days in the calendar such as Holocaust Memorial Day or Remembrance Day. On these days, we often organise tutorials or talks by our chaplains which are open to all members of the College.
One of the biggest events in our calendar is the Interfaith Week in November. During this week we hold an interfaith roadshow at Abbey Park and Freemen’s Park campuses, where visitors and learners have the chance to talk to faith representatives, learn more about others’ beliefs, and taste some delicious food.
How do you get in touch with us?
We have a multi-faith mobile number: you can call or text 07919 290 313 to speak to a member of our team. While we make sure we get back to everybody, if you ring or message outside of office hours (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday) or during the College holidays, you may receive a delayed response.
You can also ask your tutor to make a referral to our team.
For more information call us on 0116 224 2240 or email us