Faith and contemplation

As a member of our University community you have the right to religious freedom and we work hard to ensure tolerance and equality for all.

To this end, we will provide space appropriate for the purpose of individual prayer, reflection and contemplation at key campus locations. Such prayer spaces will be as inclusive and accessible as possible. Large gatherings should utilise facilities provided by Liverpool Students' Union for clubs and societies.

LJMU is a secular university. With our diverse student population, we acknowledge the need for suitable facilities to enable students to pray/reflect during the standard academic day.

Meet the Chaplaincy team

The LJMU Ecumenical Chaplaincy exists to focus on the spiritual wellbeing of our students and staff.

If you’d like to meet with our Ecumenical chaplains they are always available to chat. They can offer friendship, conversation, pastoral care, spiritual support and guidance on matters of faith, belief and spirituality.

Mrs Rebecca Millar 
Methodist Chaplain

Phone: 07985 158 849 

Mr Dan Lieberman 

Phone: 07975 834 471 

Revd Canon Bob Lewis
Anglican Chaplain to the Staff

Phone: 07789 402 954

Mr Ryan Cook
Anglican Chaplain to the Students

Phone: 07726 591 121
Twitter: @ryancook

Multi-faith rooms/quiet spaces

The multi-faith rooms are designed to be welcoming and accessible spaces for students and staff of all faiths, non-faiths and traditions for prayer or quiet reflection. The spaces also aim to provide a resource for groups of students and staff to meet for spiritual support.

The three new multi-faith spaces can be found at the follows locations across the campus:

  • Henry Cotton Building: first floor
  • John Foster Building: ground floor (G19)
  • IM Marsh: in the Ian Newman Centre

In addition to the new spaces being available for student and staff use, the University’s Ecumenical Chaplaincy group will also use the rooms to ensure that they are accessible to students and staff and to provide a focal point for their services.

The spaces have been designed to allow students the freedom to configure furniture as appropriate for their needs whilst also allowing a degree of comfort. 

Please note the following guide for room use:

  • The multi-faith spaces are available to all staff, students and visitors who would like spaces for prayers or quiet contemplation
  • The room is available for all faith and non-faith groups to access
  • Please be sensitive to others accessing the facilities at all times; the facility is for everyone to share
  • No food is to be eaten in the room and all litter should be removed or placed in the bins provided

For further information please contact Student Advice and Wellbeing on 0151 904 6372 or email:

Join a faith group

There are a number of faith groups available to join at LJMU, find out more on the Liverpool Students' Union website.