Andy Au runs Cell groups, the heart of which will be to practically outwork three themes "loving God, loving one another and loving the world" These groups will provide a focus for mutual discipleship to impact the world we live in.
An active, friendly, student run group seeking to demonstrate the Christian faith through discussion, social action and support. They meet on a Monday evening at 7.00-8.45pm in Quiet Room.
I am a Methodist Minister and I am part of the University Chaplaincy team. I also have pastoral responsibsility for Dorset Gardens Methodist Chuch which has a strong association with Sussex University.
I offered for ministry in 2004 and trained at Queens College, Birmingham for 3 years and was ordained at the Wolverhampton Conference in 2009. As a family we are moving from Berkshire, having served 5 years in what has been been my first appointment. During this appointment I had pastoral responsibility for 3 churches - Bracknell, Crowthorne & Winkfield.
I have a passion for mission and enjoy coming alongside people especially those that are deemed to be on the edge of Society. During my time I have worked as a volunteer actively involved in setting up an ecumenical homeless project in the city and also worked as a befriender for an asylum seeker charity.
When time allows I enjoy walks in the countryside, performing art and roaming antique shops, but mainly I enjoy watching football which has become a passion over the last 20 years.
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Geoffrey Whitfield was re-appointed Baptist Chaplain in June 2011, after a lengthy gap, during which he worked for some yeards in Israel and Palestine in community work and Conflict Prevention projects for which he was awarded the MBE by Her Majestry the Queen in 2004. Having returned to the area, he undertook post graduate research in the School of Global Studies and became invoved in the Meeting House again.
Geoffrey can be found in the Meeting House or on campus on most days of the week. One of his primary tasks is to compare current life at the University against what it was like during the first decade in the 1960s. This has involved interviewing scores of past and present students, faculty and staff, with the intention of joint publishing a book on the subject with Gavin Ashenden. He sees that campus life is now, 'very different'.
Apart from being available to all members of the University, he also reckons to visit people at home, or in their accomodation, when invited. Feel free to contact him directly in Room 2 of the Meeting House, or via Chaplaincy Secretary, Janine Thorogood
Alex lives in Brighton with his wife Liz and has been Anglican Chaplain at Sussex University since January 2013. Alex graduated from Manchester University in 2006 with a degree in Politics and International Relations. Alex runs The Eleven service in The Meeting House on Sunday mornings.
Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Rabbi Elizabeth (Elli) Tikvah Sarah studied Sociology at the London School of Economics (1974-44) and Rabbinics at the Leo Baeck College in London (1984-89. In addition to teaching and congregational work, she is a writer and has edited three books, contributed over four dozen articles and several poems to various journals and anthologies, writes a monthly article for Sussex Jewish News and is the author of Trouble-Making Judaism (David Paul Books 2012). She has been a Rabbi of Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue since December 2000 and is the Liberal Jewish Chaplain at Sussex and Brighton Universities.
Social Action Liaison
If your personal beliefs or your religious faith make you want to work with those whose lives are marred by suffering, the Meeting House has contacts with various projects in the Brighton area such as the St Patrick's Nightshelter for the homeless, the town centre soup run that serves food on the seafront, and Patcham House special school. Contact Paul Wilkinson if you would like to get involved.
Music in the Meeting House
Lunchtime Recitals James Lloyd-Thomas, the University organist, will give organ recitals at 1.20pm on Tuesday lunchtimes throughout the term. Occasional guest artists will also perform.
Thursday lunchtimes: short recitals of chamber music performed by University of Sussex music students. Each recital begins at 1.20pm and consists of a varied programme of song or instrumental music.
The Chamber Choir meets on Mondays at 6.15pm
See James Lloyd-Thomas (Organist) for more infomation (+44 (0)7971 403856).