The motto of Hope University is "Faith, Hope and Love". These are words taken from St Paul's letter to the Corinthians. The University strives to live by these three virtues. The chaplaincy team works with students and staff to try and live these out in daily life.
Faith: Chaplaincy is where you can come to ask the big questions of life.
Hope: With the chaplaincy team you can bring Hope to those in need locally and globally through social justice and volunteer projects.
Love: Chaplaincy is a vibrant place where you can meet new people from throughout the world and where there is a genuine sense of community whoever you are. It is also a place to find a listening ear when times are difficult.
The Chaplaincy is at the rear of the EDEN Building, Hope Park, but the team are to be found around the campuses, as well as in Hope Chapel every day. Come into the chaplaincy for £1 lunch every Monday or drop by for tea and coffee whenever you want.
If something is really getting you down then it might be a good idea to talk to someone. The chaplains are always here to talk to. We are open-minded and non-judgemental. There is a small room in the chaplaincy which is a great place to talk to one of the chaplains in a more private setting. To contact the listening service you can email us, call us on the number below or drop in. Chaplains are available Monday to Friday all day and some evenings.
The Chaplaincy’s Facebook and twitter feeds are good places to keep up to date with our latest events, to share ideas and meet people, as well as learn more about our regular services and events. You can also refer to the Chaplaincy Bulletin that is emailed to all staff and students every Wednesday to learn more about our regular services and events.
For details on the use of the University's religious facilities, please see Use of Religious Facilities.
The chapel is at the heart of the University. It is always open, and easy to find. It is your space, so come and use it. It is a great place to come for a moment of quiet prayer or come and join others in our daily community prayers. Both the Catholic and Anglican sacraments are reserved in the tabernacle at the heart of this soaring, simple place for the spirit.
The Chaplaincy is on Hope Park at the back of the EDEN building. Everybody is welcome at the Chaplaincy, so please do come in and make yourselves at home and enjoy a Fairtrade hot drink. You can use this space for work, playing the piano or engaging in some stimulating discussion.
Trinity Chapel is found on the first floor of the Hilda Constance Allen Building. It is a quiet, serene space, which contains a striking portrayal (by the artist Ghislaine Howard) of Mary's visit to Elizabeth, an image of friendship and tenderness. It now houses the University Senate room. Trinity Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day when the Senate Room is not in use.
A Prayer Room with ablution facilities, suitable for Muslim prayers, was opened at Hope Park for the use of staff and students, located between the Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and the laundry. The room is open to all who wish to use it, but requires a code to open the door, so you can worship privately. Code is available from Chaplains or at the Gateway Desk.
If you are looking for a place to worship, you could also explore the worshipping communities on the Hope Campus.
All Saints Childwall: Anglican
Located very near to the Hope Park Campus, All Saints is an evangelical family church that also has a large number of student aged worshippers. If you are looking around, this is definitely a church to put on your list. All Saints has several services on a Sunday catering for different tastes and also has numerous groups that meet throughout the week.
Bishop Eton: Roman Catholic
Bishop Eton has a thriving community, with a lively parish centre, and several services offered daily, any Catholic student living at Hope Park is spoiled for choice. It is a prayerful church, which practices devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and regularly provides Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
St Francis Xavier: Roman Catholic
This church is right next to the campus itself. The building is open in the day, and you are welcome to pop in and have a look round or say a quiet prayer. The Mass is said regularly, and the community are very welcoming. If you are on the Creative Campus the community would love to welcome you. There is scope to having student led prayer groups to use the building, and to become involved in the life of the parish. The church would love to have creative and artistic students to get involved in their worship and community life.
St Peters: Anglican
A community based Evangelical church that is welcoming, with lively worship. A great way to become involved in the local community of Anglicans, to grow in your faith and to branch out.
Faith communities in Liverpool
There is a larger selection of faith communities in the city. You can find our more information about places of worship in the Liverpool Hope area in this Places of Worship Near Hope.
You are also welcome to contact the chaplains about local faith communities at any time.
If you have a question, you can email email@example.com or call 0151 291 3545.