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Our Spaces, Opening Times and Activities

Information on our multi-faith spaces and their opening times.

Please see below for opening times and Activities.

The Key is a multi-faith and multi-cultural centre, on the College Lane Campus. It is above the the Forum on the path up towards the Halls of Residence. (Directions: go through the forum, up the steps and exit the top of the building. follow the path round to the right and go up the Jacob's Ladder steps or use the lift. The Key is to your right.) It is open 8 am to 10 pm daily.

The Key offers a quiet space on College Lane, as well as being a place for more formal acts of worship. It has a large, circular, room ('The Robert Runcie Rotunda') where there is space for reflection, prayer and worship. In 'The Living Room' there is a welcoming, comfy space with an outside deck. You can just sit and chat or just relax. The Olive Hall consists of three 'zones', with space suitable for Muslim prayer and a shared space for meditation. Normally, on Fridays the hall is opened out into one space for Jum'ah Prayers. The whole of the Olive Hall is a 'no shoes' area and there are designated wudu rooms for men and women.


The Multi Faith Space on de Havilland is a single, shared space, meeting a variety of needs.  It is opposite the SU shop, and is open daily from  8 am to 10 pm. It is a place of prayer but also hosts reflections, services and other activities. There is a Chaplaincy Office, led by Reverend Fiona Souter. Why not drop by for a chat?


Opening times & Activities:

Useful Information:

The Key and the Multi Faith Space will close in line with the University Christmas closure: 12 pm on Friday 22 December, reopening ar 8 am on Tuesday 2 January. 

  • Both The Key, College Lane,  and the Multi Faith Space on de Havilland are usually open from 8 am to 10 pm every day or individual prayer, reflection or meditation. 
  • The Chaplain - Fiona - is generally on College Lane Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and de Havilland on Weds.
  • FRIDAY PRAYER - Please contact for more details.
  • Please see our usual weekly spiritual and social  activities below.

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Silent Rotunda 12:00 - 14:30 

Silent Rotunda 12:00 - 14:30 


Silent Rotunda 13:30 -14:30


Silent Rotunda 12:00 - 14:30



13:15 - 13:30

online (email to join)


No session 13.2.24




not 21.02.23

14:00 - 15:00

Multifaith Space, De Havilland

Free craft materials and refreshments.

All welcome!




led by Buddhist chaplain Tom Short.

No experience necessary. All welcome!

12.30 - 1.30 pm The Key, CL




22.02.24 - cancelled



'Wonderfully made' with prayers for a neurodiverse world

From 16.02.24 for 6 weeks


12:30 - 1 pm

contact to join





14:00 - 16:30

The Key, College Lane

Free craft materials and refreshments

All welcome!


No session 13.2.24



The Rotunda, the Key

12:30 - 13:00

With imposition of ashes

All welcome


14:00 - 15:30 

The Key, College Lane

Free refreshments and a chance to meet others.

All welcome!



Silent Rotunda: The Rotunda in the Key is silent between the times stated for individual prayer or meditation. On Monday it is 12:00 - 14:30. Please respect others in the space.

To find out the latest information on The Key, College Lane or The Multi-Faith Space, de Havilland, please email

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Chaplaincy - The Key


Today 08:00 - 21:00
The Key is a multi-faith and multi-cultural centre, on the College Lane Campus. You will find it on the hill just above the Elehouse, near the Forum, and on the path up towards the Halls of Residence.
The Key, College Lane

Chaplaincy - The Multi Faith Space


Today 08:00 - 21:00
The new Multi Faith Space on the de Havilland Campus offers a shared space for those of all faiths and none to take some time out in prayer and reflection or to come and connect with others exploring faith.
The Multi Faith Space, De Havilland