The Chaplaincy Team
At the Martin-Luther King Multi-Faith Centre
The Aston University Chaplaincy Team are based the Martin Luther-King Multi-Faith Centre (MLK) which can be found in the centre of campus, near the Library entrance. The Centre caters for those of all faiths or of none, and the Chaplaincy team is experienced at listening and offering pastoral and spiritual guidance, prayer, support and friendship to all – regardless of background.
The Chaplaincy Team, and the MLK Centre team, are also available to any group concerned with issues of a religious, international, social or political dimension which wishes to explore, like Martin Luther King, the great themes of justice, peace, mutual understanding and the search for the meaning of life.
The Martin Luther King Chaplaincy Team are chaplains drawn from different religions and denominations who work together in an atmosphere of inter-religious understanding and cooperation. Working alongside other support services in the University, their purpose is to assist all staff and students whether they profess a religious belief or not.
Chaplains strive to strengthen the bonds of understanding and fellowship that already exist between believers, those who hold no creed, and those who are seeking answers to the great questions of life. In a spirit of openness and dialogue, the Team aims to foster both religious and cultural identity and diversity whilst maintaining the highest regard for the lives of all those involved with Aston University.
This is a resource for all students and staff, regardless of religion. This facility will only be available if there are a minimum of two MLK
staff members in the centre. This is not an individual space – it can accommodate up to 6 people at any one time. No-one will be
excluded and everyone is reminded to respect everyone else’s space and silence. Chairs, cushions and mats will be available for your use. Please note that this is the only dedicated multi-faith prayer space in the MLK Centre and is not segregated into male and female.
There are dedicated male and female Islamic prayer spaces in the Students' Union building (please ask at the reception desk for directions) and in the main University building. The separate male and female Islamic prayer rooms in the main building are on the 1st floor and are MB163 and MB183. Near the North wing, look for Lift H and stairs and then turn left through 2 sets of doors for Sister's room and right, through two doors, for the Brother's room.
We work closely with the University, Aston Student Village, the Students' Union and the faith based student societies to support the wellbeing of staff and students.
You are welcome to talk confidentially with a Chaplain about any problems or concerns you may have.
Aston have societies to suit all and encourage everyone to get involved with as many as possible.
There are a number of ways that students can get involved in the life of the Chaplaincy at Aston University.
The MLK Centre offers a relaxed space for conversation, meeting, prayer, hospitality, worship and friendship.
Our chaplains have information and details on places of prayer and worship for various faiths in and around Birmingham.
Tel: 0121 204 4729
The MLK Centre aims to give you the best possible support whilst you are at Aston. We welcome your feedback on how we can improve our service. Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.