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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 - 4 pm weekdays in term time.


For Minds Matter month (November) we are offering free herbal tea in our Coffee Bar - come in and relax :-)


Dundee Foodbank Collections (last day for donations is Thursday 21 December at 2 pm)

The Chaplaincy Centre is a collection point for Dundee Foodbank. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm.

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 - from Friday 1 December - Thursday 21 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 pm weekdays until Thursday 21 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 Wednesday in the Quiet Room, 12.30 – 12.50 pm during term time - open to everyone.


Christmas Memorial Service - Wednesday 6 December at 7 pm

A Memorial Service for friends and family who have lost loved ones will be held on Wednesday 6 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 third 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 Carol Service - Sunday 10 December at 5 pm

The University of Dundee’s annual service of Carols by Candlelight will take place on Sunday 10 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.


Festive Fun - Wednedsay 13 December, 1 - 1.30 pm in the Chapel

Come and enjoy your favourite Christmas songs performed by The Graduation Choir while sipping mulled wine/hot chocolate and munching mince pies.

Wear your Christmas jumpers, socks and the rest ……….!

Come and have some fun :-)

Hope to see you all there!


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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:

28th Nov

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
  • Christian Union
    Tuesdays 8 - 10pm in the Chaplaincy Centre
  • Overseas Families
    Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon in the Common Room
  • University Prayers
    Wednesdays at 12.30 - 12.50 in the Quiet Room


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