City's Students' Union has more than ten affiliated faith and spiritual societies, open to all its members.
Many of the major religions around the world are covered by these societies, as well as less common beliefs and affiliations that are all a proud part of the City community.
The societies at City are led by students themselves - elected into their roles on an annual basis, with specific responsibilities for the running of the society such as event organising, financial management, volunteer recruitment, or communications.
These students are volunteers that are dedicated to improving the experience of other students at City while also building their skills and experience. Any student is welcome to get involved and do the same.
Many of these societies include worship or other practices into their activities and often make full use of the facilities on campus like the prayer rooms and multi-faith room.
Every year these societies also host a wide variety of activities, such as charity fundraisers, quiz nights, food fairs, cultural exchanges, film screenings, guest speaker talks, game nights, or informal socials.
Through this activity, our faith societies have been responsible for building amazing communities on campus. The Islamic Society routinely raise thousands for charity every year, the Christian Union have engaging team-building trips that they host and the Jewish Society host engaging speakers every week as part of their ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learn’ events - to name but a few.
The uniting thing in all of these societies is the community focus that they have and the welcoming and inclusive space that they create for all students regardless of background, course of study, or beliefs.
You can find out more about each group, including how to contact them and join them through our City Students' Union website.
City, University of London has a wonderfully diverse student body with people studying from all parts of the world. Many are religious and find opportunities to practise their faith alongside their studies. The Chaplaincy team supports people from every faith, belief and culture.
The team comprises:
- The Coordinating Chaplain, Reverend Ian Worsfold
- The University Imam, Sheikh Musa Admani.
The University also has five Honorary Chaplains:
- Reverend David Allen
- Reverend Andrew Baughen
- Rabbi Gavin Broder
- Sister Anabel Gonzalez
- Father Gregory Wellington.
In addition, we have links with the Humanist UK organisation who can assist in providing non-religious pastoral care. We operate from the City Faith Centre where you will find a suite of rooms for prayer, quiet reflection and for meeting others.
Our multi-faith team has a diverse role to play in the life of City - from offering a listening ear, to providing advice on religious observance, to ceremonial duties.
We actively encourage students to explore some of life’s bigger questions as part of their overall student experience. Promoting respect and understanding of different viewpoints is fundamental to the way we work.
The Chaplaincy team can provide information on local places of worship and sources of advice from religious leaders.