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Faith Groups and Societies

Our faith groups and societies have something for everybody. They put on some great activities on the Canterbury and Medway campuses and attract large numbers of students.

Trips and social events

Check out our faith groups and societies if you like the idea of going on a day trip by coach with a group of friends, or if you want to help organise some of the most enjoyable social events on campus (maybe taking part in prayer, worship, discussions and meetings with visiting speakers). They are of course also a great way to meet more people.

Chaplaincy Events for All

You are welcome to attend our Pizza and DVD nights, to book yourself and your friends onto one of our popular day trips by coach and attend other Chaplaincy social events throughout the year. Details appear on Instagram (@UniKentChaplaincy) and our e-Newsletter. Contact Stephen Laird, University Chaplain,

If you are interested in taking part in prayer, worship and discussions and meetings with like-minded people, or simply having the best chance of meeting new friends, then you can also check out the individual faith groups and societies.   

Buddhist Meditation Group

The Buddhist meditation group is a long-established and friendly group of people from various religious backgrounds, meeting every Wednesday for silent meditation and informal discussion. Students, staff, visitors and residents are all welcome to come as often as they wish, without any charges or obligations, to take the opportunity to refresh the mind and to develop their meditation practice.

Please visit our website, Buddhist Meditation Group, for more information.

Catholic Society

Catholic Society meetings are on Tuesday evenings in term time at 7pm, either live in Eliot College Chapel or by Zoom.

 Contact Catholic chaplain, Fr Mark Wharton, any time by appointment: General contact and information on the Catholic Society Facebook page.

Kent Union Societies

Head to Kent Union to Find a Student Group, simply filter through 'Faith and Belief' for groups such as:

There is also a Faith Network where you can join other students in creating events and campaigns to strengthen your community.

New Life Group

New Life is a cultural and international mix of people. Canterbury is a very international place and this is reflected in the way God has made us a House of prayer for all nations (Mark 11:17). The New Life Group is supported by the New Life Pentecostal Church. There is a warm friendly atmosphere and visitors will feel immediately welcome. We are a Cell Church which means that everyone is encouraged to participate actively!

Visit The New Life website for more information.

The Hub - Medway Union Societies

Tell us if information is missing!

If you know of faith groups and societies that are currently happening but not listed above, please email us at to give us details we can add to this page.    

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