Muslim Chaplain at Royal Holloway University, Egham
Established in the late 19th Century by Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway, Royal Holloway University of London was originally a women’s-only college and one of the first institutions in the UK to award degrees to women. The university is a world leader in research and has an international outlook therefore caters to people of multiple backgrounds.
It has a multi-faith community and offers welcome and support to people of all faiths and none. The Muslim Chaplain works part-time within Support and Advisory Services alongside an Anglican and a Roman Catholic Chaplain.
Amongst wider activities, the Chaplaincy can assist with contacting people of the same religion, understanding faith and finding local places of worship. On campus there are services and facilities for Muslim students and staff (as well as for other traditions) including halal meals plus an array of student societies who organise a calendar of events and functions.
The Muslim Prayer Room is located inside Wetton’s Annexe (click for map) and visitors are welcome to use the space during weekdays. Friday Prayers start promptly at 1.15pm, and prayers for both Eids and Ramadan are also facilitated.
The Chaplaincy office is Founder’s West 169. More information on Chaplaincy and Faith Support can be found at www.royalholloway.ac.uk/chaplaincy.