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Welcome to the Chaplaincy

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Greetings from the Chaplaincy!

We welcome you all to this academic year.  On this website you will find information about the Chaplaincy and its staff, and the various faith groups within the University.   The Chaplaincy is a relaxing and friendly place and hosts many social activities during term time.  We also have a Coffee Bar where you can relax and have lunch during  term time.

We provide a multi-cultural and supportive environment, so whoever you are and wherever you come from, you will always be welcome.

The services and resources of the Chaplaincy are available to all students and staff.

We welcome enquiries and participation from all faiths and none. 


Our Coffee Bar is open from 10 am till 3 pm weekdays during term time.


Dundee Foodbank Collections - until 16 December 2016

With Christmas fast approaching we'd like to remind you that The Chaplaincy Centre is a collection point for Dundee Foodbank. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm until the end of term on Friday 16 December.

On behalf of the people of Dundee and surrounding areas who will benefit from your donation, thank you very much!

If you require any more information please contact Jill on 01382 384157 or at


Light a candle in Memory of Loved Ones - in the month of December


At this busy time of year, when thoughts are with family and loved ones, you may welcome the opportunity to light a candle in memory of them.

Starting on 1 December, candles will be available in The Chaplaincy Centre between 10 am and 4.30 pm weekdays until the end of term (Friday 16 December). If this is something you would like to do please feel free to drop in.  While you are lighting candles there will be the opportunity, if you wish, to leave the name of your loved ones to be remembered in our weekly Chaplaincy Prayers (see below).

University Prayers every Tuesday in the Quiet Room, 12.30 – 12.50 pm during term time - open to everyone.

We hold an annual Christmas Memorial Service for those wishing to remember family and friends at this time.  The Service will be held on Wednesday 7th December at 7 pm in the University Chapel.  All staff, students and members of the public are welcome to attend.  Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

If you would like to make an appointment with the Chaplain please get in touch on 01382 384156 or at


Charity Winter Market - Tuesday 6 December

The Chaplaincy Centre is hosting a Winter Market on Tuesday 6 December from 12 - 3 pm. 

There will be various local and national Charities selling their Christmas cards and goods.

We will also have mulled wine and mince pies on offer :-)

If you are a charity and would like a stall, please contact Jill on 01382 384157 or at by Thursday 1 December to reserve a place.


Christmas Memorial Service - Wednesday 7 December

A Memorial Service for friends and family who have lost loved ones will be held on Wednesday 7th December at 7 pm in Dundee University Chapel, Chaplaincy Centre, Cross Row Dundee, DD1 4HN.

The University Chaplain, Rev Dr Fiona Douglas said “Christmas is a time when family and friends gather together and when we especially miss loved ones who are no longer with us. This will be a short service of remembrance and support and will include music and the lighting of candles. The service is now in its second year and we invite all staff, students, and members of the public to attend.” Tea and coffee will be served afterwards. 

If you require further information please contact Jill Webster on 01382 384157 or at 

Candlelit Service of Lessons and Carols - Sunday 11 December at 5 pm, St Paul's Cathedral, High Stret, Dundee

The University of Dundee’s annual service of Carols by Candlelight will take place on Sunday 11 December at 5pm in St Paul’s Cathedral, High Street, Dundee.
The service takes the form of nine Lessons/poems and traditional Carols. The singing will be led by the University Choirs who will also contribute a number of choral pieces. Professor Sir Pete Downes (University Principal) and his wife, Dr Elizabeth Downes, host a reception with mince pies and mulled wine after the service.
University Chaplain, Rev Dr Fiona Douglas says “The Carol Service is one of the highlight of the University year when staff and students, their families, and the local community come together to mark Christmas.”
Please note: if you need disabled access please contact Jill on 01382 384157.
All welcome.

International Students Celebrate Christmas

4th December, 3 - 4.30 pm, Messy Christmas (for families) Steeple Church

8th December Meal for International students followed by Dundee University and DJAD Christian Union Carol Service

10th December Tell Me About Christmas at the International Café – Friends International

11th December Dundee University Carol service, St Paul's Cathedral, High Street

14th December Dundee University International Families Group Christmas Party, Chaplaincy Centre

17th December final day to book your place for the meal on Christmas Day

17th December Christmas Party at the International Café – Friends International

25th December Christmas Day Meal – Friends International and other groups booking essential

31st December to 1st January First Footing around Dundee at Midnight Friends International

for more information please contact Ruth on

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Kirkcaldy Campus

Rev Michael Allardice, Honorary Chaplain will be available in the Kirkcaldy Campus Coffee Area between 4 pm and 5 pm on the following dates:

2017 dates to follow

If you would like to speak to Michael informally please feel free to drop by.

Alternatively if you would like a personal meeting please email Michael at to arrange a suitable venue.


Services of Worship

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Mon - Fri 9.30 - 10 Chapel available for quiet time
1st & 2nd Sat 10 - 12 Orthodox Service

Join our Events (term time)

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  • Chamber Choir
    Mondays 7 - 10pm in the Chapel/Common Room
  • Bible Study
    Tuesdays at 12.20 - 1 pm in the Glass House
  • University Prayers
    Tuesdays at 12.30 - 12.50 in the Quiet Room
  • Christian Union
    Tuesdays 8 - 10pm in the Chaplaincy Centre
  • Overseas Families
    Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon in the Common Room
  • Wellness Sessions
    Thursdays 12- 1 pm (Common Room) or 5 - 6 pm (Chapel) (£4/£5 per session)


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