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Chaplaincy

Spiritual development is a huge part of growing as a Xaverian student.

The Chaplaincy isn’t just a place. It’s an opportunity to live out and share the Xaverian values across the wider community.

Our Chaplaincy team, alongside students, organise a full programme of activities and events that help us all carry forward the Xaverian values.

Next to the Chapel, the Chaplaincy Social Area is open every weekday and is the perfect place to grab a brew and kick back with friends old and new – and maybe even treat yourself to some art therapy.

what's on?

The Chaplaincy team gets involved in all kinds of activities:

Christian Union group

meeting regularly for prayer, debates, guest speakers and to organise community projects

Tea and Talk fundraisers

for the Mental Health Foundation

Macmillan Coffee Mornings

Crafty Corner club

gathers every Thursday to learn new artistic skills in a relaxed and fun environment

Diverse Film Club

showcasing films spanning all cultures and corners of the world

Masses at Christmas

when everyone comes together for readings, offertory gifts and beautiful singing

Helping those in need

Xaverian recognises our obligation to helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
 

In recent years we’ve raised hundreds of pounds for local homeless shelters and those living in poverty through sponsored sleepouts, car washes, dress up days, bake sales and sponsored sporting events.

We also host an annual Christmas party for local senior citizens.

And at Lent many students volunteer for our 24-hour sponsored fast.

Serving the world

Students of every faith come together for our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in France when we travel by coach and ferry to support the sick, elderly and disabled. 


We provide assistance at the local hospital and in hotels to help the assisted pilgrims enjoy a comfortable and spiritual week of rest and relaxation. This isn’t just a gesture of goodwill – it’s an uplifting, humbling and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

FIND OUT MORE

Esther Knowles is the College Chaplain and here to support you on your spiritual journey during your time with us at Xaverian.

To contact Esther, email chaplaincy@xaverian.ac.uk

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