Faith and spirituality activities and events

Upcoming events

  • Caring at Christmas - donations drive

    26/11/2018 - 17/12/2018

    Caring at Christmas is in its 31st year of providing support and accommodation for homeless people in Bristol during the Christmas period. The project aims to provide 50 beds a night, hot showers, companionship and hot meals to 500 homeless and vulnerable people over the festive period.

    "Homelessness in Bristol is one of the most urgent problems facing the city. This year, UWE Bristol has launched a new Grand Challenge initiative designed to mobilise the energy, enthusiasm and intellectual capabilities of our students to addressing homelessness in Bristol.”

  • Christian staff network


    The Christian Staff Network is an informal group of staff who meet regularly to talk and pray together, and believe that prayer can make a difference.

  • Friday Muslim Prayers


    Friday Prayers organised by UWE Bristol's Islamic Society.

See all faith and spirituality events.

Weekly activities

All activities listed are held at The Community Hub, Frenchay Campus.

Activity Time and location Description
Buddhist meditation Mondays 12:10–13:10 (Quiet room)

This event is free but donations (suggested £2) for the Amitabha Centre are welcome.

Yoga Tuesdays 12:10–13:10 (Quiet room in The Community Hub)

Eva Korponai's aim is to awaken an interest in yoga and meditation and offer it for the benefit of all.

A typical yoga class includes breathing exercises, warm ups, a mixture of static and dynamic postures with breath awareness, deep relaxation and sometimes a short meditation or self-massage.

Eva welcomes all levels to the class. Yoga mats are provided but booking is essential.

Quaker meeting Tuesdays 13:15–13:45 (Quiet room) The Quaker meeting is an opportunity for shared silence in the Quaker tradition and is open to those of all faiths and none. Dr Eddy Knasel represents the Quaker community. This event is free.

Holy Communion service

First Wednesday in the month 12:10–12:40 (Quiet room)

Holy Communion with Rev. Anthony Everitt. An ecumenical opportunity for Christians to share communion offered in the Church of England tradition. This event is free.

Muslim Friday prayers Fridays 13:00–14:00 (The Lounge) Friday Prayers are organised by the Islamic Society. Brothers and Sisters welcome. This event is free.

Please note that some of the activities listed above may be subject to change during vacation periods. You should check the upcoming events section at the top of this page for confirmed event details.

2017 St Matthias Lecture

Hear Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE speak on ‘Justice: our hope in a divided world’ for the 2017 St Matthias Lecture. She's Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at Edinburgh University, a well-known broadcaster, and is currently listed in Debrett's list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Listen to the talk in full on SoundCloud (please note that SoundCloud does not support IE9. Users may wish to try Chrome, Firefox, or a recent version of IE).

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