Come and discover the Meeting House and the University Chaplaincy at Sussex.
Take a journey that will help you discover
- What you are doing here
- How you grow
- How you can live
- How you flourish
And help you discover the root of who you are and who you are meant to become.
Welcome to 'Sussex'. I want to invite you to make a journey with your heart as well as with your head.
An old spiritual saying from Eastern Christianity invites us to "come and encounter the real God with the real self, with the head held in the heart."
Exploring life at university will present you with unending opportunities to make friends, meet people you like as well as people who stretch your sympathy and understanding - discover the boundaries of what is helpful to your sanity and health and what is not!
Come and match this social and intellectual journey of discovery with one of the heart and soul. Come on a quest to discover tolerance, reconciliation, forgiveness, hope, love, joy, justice for the poor - and your proper place in the universe. Whenever you decide to take up this inner journey, the Meeting House and Chaplaincy welcome you and are here for you.
"The Eleven" 11.00am
The Eleven is a relaxed place to come and find out more about God, eat great food, drink coffee and hang out with friends. We meet together at 11am for some croissants, coffee. We worship together, hear a short talk and there’s a chance for prayer. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you’re completely brand new to church, faith and Christianity, or if you’ve been any kind of Christian for any length of time – we would love to see you there.
Ecumenical Eucharist - with people who are Anglicans, Catholics, Charismatics, Orthodox, Methodists, Protestant, Presbyterians, Quakers - all Christian - around the altar together!
Plus some seekers, agnostics and even searching atheists.
Jesus called for his Body to be 'one'. We attempt that here. Come and join in.
The Chapel is am amazing kaleidoscopic round building on the upper floor of the Meeting House - a kind of Christian Stonehenge - where the light is different every week - and the atmosphere charged with the presence of the Holy Trinity. Come and find friends, the Gospel, the risen life.
If you would like to go on our mailing list to be kept in touch with what goes on in the Meeting House, please send an email to email@example.com
- Pub walks in the countryside
- Country farm house retreat in the depths of February
- Pilgramage to Taize in Burgundy, France in July
Gavin Ashenden is the University Chaplain and is a member of faculty in the School of English. He is also Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.