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Chaplaincy, Mansefield Building

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.  Hand sanitising gel must be used on entering and exiting the building and face coverings be worn when entering and moving through the building. 

Further information on pastoral appointments can be found on our Pastoral Care Webpage.

Further information on Prayer and Worship events, both in the Mansefield and University Chapels, please refer to our Worship Webpage.

‌Situated in Mansefield, opposite the Student's Association, the Chaplaincy is used by a variety of students and staff for quiet and reflection, for councilling meetings, and student social activities.   Space in the Chaplaincy, Mansefield Building, is offered on a priority basis, first and foremost for student Faith Societies, counselling services and then Value and Cultural Societies. All other bookings are accepted on a week by week basis, no more than 10 days before the event, subject to availability.‌

Prayers Rooms and Events
There are number of faith events involving prayer and meditation run from the Mansefield building, these include Muslim Prayers, Buddhist Meditation, Jewish Prayers and more.  Contact us for more information. Please also see Places to Pray

Ethos of the Chaplaincy, Mansefield
The ethos of Mansefield is a peaceful setting where people, both as individuals and as groups, should feel welcomed and respected; where they can meet, relax and enjoy company; and where they can find space to be quiet, to pray, to mediate and develop spiritually.

Respect for individuals and other groups must be paramount in any individual or group using the building or garden, and no person should feel that he/she has been coerced into any activity within a group.


Although you are welcome to submit your booking request we cannot at this time confirm any bookings, as we do not yet know when the Chaplaincy, Mansefield Building, will be opened for use by staff and students.

Faith Societies

     Both Semesters – from May, the previous academic year

Value and Cultural Societies
     Martinmas Orientation Week Events – from July
     Martinmas Semester – from August
     Candlemas Semester – from December the previous year

All other student societies
    Martinmas Orientation Week Events – from September
    At all other times a request may be made on the Monday morning for that week.


Booking request's should be submitted by email to using the following booking template. 
Copy and paste into email and clearly answer the questions below;

Society Name 


Date Required


Start Time


End Time


(please take into account time required to clean and tidy the room at the end)

Number of People attending:


Room(s) Preference:


Nature of Event:



Will you be collecting money at this event, this includes membership fees and donations:  If YES, please answer the following additional questions;  


  • What will the money be used for?


  • How much do you plan to collect, per person?



Will there be an external speaker or guest?  If YES, please answer the following additional questions;


  • What is the name of the speaker?


  • Does this individual or guest organisation have a webpage, please provide:


  • Nature of the talk?


Do you plan to show a film?


Do you agree that you have read and understood the Rules of the Building, and have submitted a signed Rules Agreement



Incident reporting and emergency support 24/7: Security & Response (01334 46) 8999 





The Chaplaincy Centre

3A St Mary's Place
St Andrews
KY16 9UY
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2866/2492

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