What is Chaplaincy about?
The Chaplaincy team offers a caring presence to all staff and students at the University; encouraging spirituality, offering hospitality and creating community.
We do this by embracing our diversity, encouraging conversation and respecting our similarities and differences. Our role is to encourage a spiritual life within the University.
Our key aim is to help you get the most out of your time at Western Sydney University. Our chaplains come from a variety of spiritual traditions, offering:
- a safe place and an open ear
- opportunities to nurture, express and explore your spirituality
- links to religious groups and faith communities
- connection of life and faith through critical thinking, exploration of ethical issues and action for social justice
- care and support in times of uncertainty, crisis and loss
- thoughtful acts of service with, and for, others
- a free and confidential service
Multifaith facilities are available for students and staff on all campuses.
Muslim prayer rooms
Bankstown: Building 10.G.19 (Female); Building 10.G.20 (Male)
Campbelltown: Building 2.2.02
Hawkesbury: Building P22
Kingswood: Building H
Parramatta: Building EA.LG.13
Prayer and meditation facilities
Bankstown: Building 10.G.13
Campbelltown: Building 2.2.07
Hawkesbury: Building P23
Kingswood: Building H
Parramatta: Building EF.G.07
These Multifaith facilities are founded on the spiritual places of the Darug People, the traditional caretakers of this region. They are available for all who hold to a faith tradition as well as those who do not. They offer a safe place to meet, pray, reflect, meditate or simply take some time for yourself. There are multifaith libraries to browse, chaplains to chat with, groups to connect with and religious festivals to celebrate. Multifaith facilities are places where your inner life is respected and honoured.
The University is served by chaplains from a broad range of denominations/faith traditions:
The University is also visited by other denominations/faith traditions. For more information please contact Christine Gapes on 0422 498 371 or alternatively via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.