Respecting your faith

At Birmingham we respect all faiths and provide opportunities for prayer in our multi-faith chaplaincy, St Francis Hall. We have Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist chaplains as well as many student-led faith groups and societies. 

In our multi-faith chaplaincy, students of all faiths and those interested in world religions are invited to take part in a varied programme of events, worship and activities. You’ll find more about these events on the multi-faith events website.

The chaplaincy, which you’ll find next to the Guild of Students, has two large worship rooms, a small room for quiet prayer or meetings and a large lounge and kitchen facilities. The Selly Oak Chapel at our Selly Oak campus is also open during the day for prayer and reflection. 

Support from our chaplains

If you need support or have a question, our team of full and part-time chaplains from a diverse range of faiths are available every week day during term time. They’ll talk with you in a relaxed atmosphere and extend a warm welcome to all, regardless of religious belief or background.



Student faith societies and groups

The University’s vibrant spiritual and social life centres on the lively student societies based at the chaplaincy. There are groups representing most major faiths including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

For more information, please take a look at the Guild of Students religious and faith groups.