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Chaplaincy

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: due to current restrictions Mansefield is mainly accessible for booked pastoral appointments with Revd Dr Donald MacEwan, Chaplain, or Revd Samantha Ferguson, Assistant Chaplain, or pre-booked prayer or worship services. Please press the buzzer at the main door to gain entry.  Hand sanitising gel must be used on entering and exiting the building and face coverings be worn when entering and moving through the building and while waiting in reception. 

The Chaplaincy offer pastoral care online, or in person, for students and staff - contact the Chaplaincy at Chaplaincy@st-andrews.ac.uk, the Chaplain Donald MacEwan on dgm21@st-andrews.ac.uk or Assistant Chaplain Samantha Ferguson on sjf6@st-andrews.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

The Chaplaincy Companionship blog posts are available to offer support in pictures, poetry, prayers, music and reflection, from across the Chaplaincy team or visit our Facebook page for information on upcoming events and services when they are available.

The Chaplaincy is a university department which enhances the life and experience of students and staff in all sorts of ways.

We offer ecumenical worship in the beautiful medieval chapels on Sundays, weekdays, Christmas, graduation, for weddings,
and other significant occasions.   All are welcome at these services.

We offer pastoral care for any student or member of staff, regardless of faith or philosophy of life. This could be a sympathetic, confidential listening ear, support in emotional issues, a safe place to explore questions of faith or sexuality, someone to talk to in a crisis, or support when all else fails.

We support people of different faiths, providing honorary chaplains, space in the Chaplaincy building (called Mansefield, across from the Union), and we sponsor the Interfaith Steering Group, which runs wonderfully stimulating events.

We have a range of facilities available for both student groups and individuals, including small and large meeting rooms, kitchen, garden and quiet meditation/prayer spaces.

And we offer a particular programme of hospitality to international students for whom English is not their first language. 

To find out more, just follow the links.