Chaplaincy and Meeting House

Welcome

Discover the Meeting House and the University Chaplaincy at Sussex.

About the Meeting House and Chaplaincy

The Meeting House is right in the middle of our campus by Library Square. It's the base for our campus chaplains and also an excellent place for quiet study, relaxing, chatting with friends or eating your lunch.

The first floor of the Meeting House is our iconic kaleidoscopic round space, where the light is different every week and the atmosphere charged with a sense of the sacred. 

On the ground floor you will find a large open space and small kitchen where you can get a tea or coffee, or use the micowave.

Book the Meeting House

Staff, students and alumni can book the Meeting House for baptisms, weddings, funerals and memorial services.

To book the Meeting House, Chapel or quiet room for an event, email Janine Thorogood.

Chaplaincy

Chaplains are here for the whole campus and to offer welcoming, informal support to all, whether you are with or without faith. We are here to help and value talking about some of the 'big questions' about life, direction, and the stuff that 'makes us tick'.

Or you may just want to sit in our beautiful chapel on the first floor, whatever your religious persuasion – or lack of one – and be quiet for a time. 

We also provide regular opportunities throughout the week for staff and students to de-stress and relax through mindfulness and meditation sessions.

If you want to talk to one of the Chaplains, then pop in and say hi during the day, or if you would rather make an appointment, drop us an email.

Weekly services

Find specific dates and details of services and sessions on the news and services page.

  • Week day services
    • Monday 12pm - Roman Catholic Eucharist
    • Tuesday 5.30pm- Roman Catholic Eucharist (Term time only) 
    • Thursday 12pm - Roman Catholic Eucharist
    • Friday 12pm - Roman Catholic Eucharist
  • Sunday services

    6pm - Roman Catholic Mass, followed by refreshments

  • Meditation

    Meditation sessions are available in person or online.[details]

    • Tuesday 1pm online, please email our Quaker Chaplain Jason to join the mailing list and receive weekly reminders complete with Zoom links, for campus community and local Quakers. The online meditation enables you to seek spiritual guidance for whatever is bothering you, listening to that deepest part of you that is essentially good.
    • Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm, Buddhist Mediation
    • Thursday 1pm, 'Focus', Focusing (Gendlin) meditation. In person meditation enables you to tap into your body's own innate wisdom, a powerful psychotherapeutic approach offered in a way that is safe and accessible.
  • Organ recitals

    D'Arcy Trinkwon, University Organist - 45 Minutes of Music at the Meeting House.

    2024 dates:

    • Wednesday 29 May, 12pm

    Enjoy a vast repertoire of organ music on D'Arcy's YouTube channel.

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