University Faith Space opened

03 April 2017

Left to right: Aled Saunders, Student Support Services, Caryl Davies, Director of Student Support Services, Daniel Long a member of the Methodist Student Society and Roger Hines from St Paul’s Methodist Church at Aberystwyth at the opning of the new faith space at Aberystwyth University.
Left to right: Aled Saunders, Student Support Services, Caryl Davies, Director of Student Support Services, Daniel Long a member of the Methodist Student Society and Roger Hines from St Paul’s Methodist Church at Aberystwyth at the opning of the new faith space at Aberystwyth University.

‌The official opening of the new Faith Space on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus took place on Friday 31 March.

The Faith Space, which is located between the entrances to Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the Students’ Union, is intended for the purposes of devotion or quiet contemplation. 

The purposeful absence of religious icons or symbols creates an inclusive neutral environment for prayer, meditation and reflection for students and staff of all religions.

Caryl Davies, Director of Student Support Services, commented:  “This new Faith Space demonstrates the University’s commitment to welcoming religious diversity, and helping to accommodate the faith needs of our diverse staff and student body through the provision of a neutral space.  This new Faith Space complements our existing one at the Llanbadarn Centre.”

The Penglais Campus Faith Space is available every day, including weekends, between 8am until 9pm.

The space can be booked by University staff, students and Student Union faith societies for faith activities.  At other times it can be accessed freely by students and staff for the purposes of devotion or reflection.

 

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Contacts

Alice Earp, Communications and Public Affairs, Aberystwyth University
01970 622578 / ale@aber.ac.uk

Caryl Davies, Student Support Services, Aberystwyth University
01970 621761 / ccd@aber.ac.uk