The Chaplaincy has long history entwined with the College’s beautiful chapel. The two College Chaplains - Rev. Cate & Fr. John - are based along Founders West alongside 'Breathe', a multifaith space and meeting room.
Together they encourage Faith groups to work together, provide direction and advice for religious societies, and support all forms of Christian observance - both formal and informal - within the College.
Through sponsorship of a range of lectures and special services the chaplaincy seeks to provide a reflective space to every student and staff member, of all faiths and of none.
Regular Chapel Services in term-time
Autumn Term 2016: 19th September - 9th December.
8:45am Weekdays (with Choir Monday-Thursday).
Lunchtime Holy Communion
6:15pm Thursdays, sung by the Chapel Choir.
Lunchtime Catholic Mass
Sunday Evening Services
6pm An Ecumenical Service of Evening Worship.
7:30pm Catholic Mass.
Muslim Prayer Facilities
The Muslim Prayer Room is located within Wetton's Annexe in the North A30 area - a minute's walk across the footbridge by Founder's building . The space is designed to cater for the needs of all users; worshippers are asked to behave conscientiously and respect others.
Wetton's Annexe is open during the day (weekdays). Staff and students are required to submit this form (click) in order to gain swipe-card access at other times.
For any queries regarding the Prayer Room, please contact our Muslim Chaplain.
Friday Prayers - Salāt al-Jum'ah
Prayers are on-campus during the Autumn and Spring terms (terms 1 & 2). Outside of these times alternative venues are signposted to inside the Prayer Room and on this page (click).
Where: Wetton’s Annexe A – down the corridor from the Prayer Room.When: 1.15-1.40pm, terms 1 & 2 only
Where possible, please offer your time before or after to help set-up the room.
Ramadān & the two Eids
For general information on Ramadān at Royal Holloway, please see the Ramadān On-Campus booklet, available here (click for link).
Observing the religious activities of Ramadān can be very different away from your home, particularly for international students who may come from regions where the whole country changes its activities over the month. It is ultimately what you make of it and for many, an independent environment will spark unique experiences. Where possible, there may be offerings (iftar, tawrawih etc) on campus but this changes year-by-year. Please check this page for updated information.
Chaplaincy signposts to alternative (local) venues for tarawih and Eid prayers.