Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths. The College gives a warm welcome and a listening ear to everybody, whatever your belief. It reaches out to support staff and students’ faith needs in two ways:
The College Chaplaincy
The Chaplaincy has a long history that is closely connected with the College’s beautiful Chapel. The Chaplains cover the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Muslim traditions as well as that of the Free Church; and are always willing to see students of any denomination or faith about any matter of personal concern, religious or otherwise. The Chaplains support all forms of Christian observance – both formal and informal –within the College; encourage all faith groups to work together and sponsor a range of lectures and special services. They also oversee the daily services in the College Chapel and other worship spaces.
The Faiths Council
Seeking to link itself to all the mainstream faith groups, The Faiths Council ensures that each mainstream faith group has a voice at Royal Holloway, and encourages dialogue and debate through interfaith events.
The numerous on-campus faith groups include the Islamic, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Societies. Information on local worship facilities for all faiths is available from the College Chaplaincy.