Faith and Spiritual Life

Faith and Spiritual Life

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Responding to COVID-19

All of our services have moved online (effective March 18, 2020). Please reach out to us, we are here to support students, staff and faculty during these uncertain and challenging times.

Chaplains on the Faith and Spiritual Life team are available to pray with people by phone or online. Group worship is also available online. Visit our events page to see our selection of online engagement opportunities or contact us for more information via chaplain@queensu.ca

Note that in accordance with public health guidelines, the physical prayer spaces on campus are closed at this time.

Services of the Chaplain

Student life at university is full of opportunities for personal growth both inside and outside the classroom. But there are times when students feel the need for support:

  • In times of loneliness or personal need, perhaps due to anxiety, depression or financial problems;
  • In times of change, as you prepare for marriage or decide a career;
  • In times of crisis, such as death, accident or serious illness.

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Accordingly, the Office of the Interfaith Chaplain provides a number of services:

  • Pastoral care and counselling
  • Spiritual support and direction - either individually or in groups
  • Religious/spiritual consultation for all groups on campus
  • Worship opportunities
  • Prayer and meditation support
  • Weddings
  • Funeral or memorial services
  • Interfaith discussion facilitation
  • Liaison with local Churches and faith communities ​
  • Liaison with and referral to other support services