Chaplains offer compassionate help in all situations and support the spiritual life of the University community – but you do not need to belong to a religious group to see a chaplain.
Chaplains are experienced, credentialed, religious workers who are authorised by their faith tradition to provide support and guidance.
- Phone: (02) 4921 5571
- Monday to Friday between 9am and 3.30pm, at least one chaplain will be available to offer guidance and assistance.
- The chaplaincy centre at Newcastle campus at Callaghan is temporarily located on Level 3 in the Shortland Building (in the previous Student Central space).
- Chaplains also visit the Conservatorium at the Newcastle City Campus regularly.
- Appointments are not necessary, unless you wish to see a chaplain of a particular faith.
Faith and spiritual support
Support offered by chaplains includes:
- providing pastoral care, regardless of your religious affiliation
- helping in making life-direction/vocational decisions
- regular study groups
- fostering a life-long exploration in spirituality, both in experience and intellectually
- helping with any situations of religious disrespect
- contributing to community building, equity, justice and peace making on campuses
- offering services as neutral person(s) in reconciliation of conflict
- encouraging interfaith relationships as a way of supporting the holistic development of leadership in students and staff, and to combat ignorance, build shared understanding and build peace
- providing a welcoming, supportive environment where tea and coffee is always available
- Justice of the Peace services
- connections to locally-based religious communities