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Faith and religion

The University offers a range of supports and services for students from diverse faith backgrounds.

Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

The Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre provides support for:

  • help you work through spiritual concerns
  • provide advice, counselling or advocacy
  • create opportunities for people of the same faith to connect.

Our chaplains come from a range of faiths and can provide spiritual guidance and leadership to all students.

Chaplains are professionals who have been appointed by their faith community and officially recognised by the University to provide spiritual support and pastoral care to students on campus. They are not direct employees of the University.

Contact a chaplain

Anyone in the University community, students, staff and affiliates, can contact the chaplaincy service for free and confidential support via the details below.

Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Level 2 (ground floor), Storie Dixson Wing (H10)
Darlington Campus
University of Sydney 2006
Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Since many chaplains attend the University on a part-time basis, the best way to contact them is via the details below.

Reverend Dr Rowan Kemp, Head Chaplain
+61 2 9351 7496

Reverand Michael Paget, Chaplain
+61 2 9351 7496

Right Reverend Father Nabil Kachab
+61 409 866 811

Miss Rita Azzi, Chaplain
+61 2 9518 9400

Fr Laurie Foote
+61 2 9518 9400

Father Gerasimos Koutsouras
+61 404 967 091

Dr Ashit Mohan Maitra
+61 405 657 257

Regular Programs:
Guided Meditation and Yogic breathing (pranayama): Tuesdays 12 - 1 pm
Discourses on Veda-Vedanta & Bhagavad-Gita: Tuesdays 2 - 3 pm

Find out more about the Hindism and selected places of worship in Sydney.

Dr Salim Farrar
+61 9351 0393

Rabbi Eli Feldman
+61 400 770 613

Dr Sven Ostring
+61 422 544 183

Ms Eden Ashcroft

Reverend Adrian Sukumar-White
+61 410 285 138

Pastor Kathryn Lynch

Ms Gabi Cadenhead

Islamic prayer facilities

The Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre manages a range of prayer facilities and activities via the Islamic chaplain and the Sydney University Muslim Students’ Association (SUMSA).

Islamic Prayer Room

Enter back of Storie Dixson Wing (H10)
Darlington Campus
University of Sydney 2006
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7 am – 10 pm

  • Women’s Prayer Room: Room 224
  • Men’s Prayer Room: Room 225

Friday Prayers

Assembly Hall, Room 300, Level 3
Old Teachers’ College
Manning Road
Camperdown Campus

Fridays 1:15 pm

Getting involved

Student-led Clubs and Societies

There are many student-run faith and religion clubs available for students to join and active on campus.

Find out what’s on offer and how to get involved.

Information for Chaplains

Are you a current chaplain or are you interested in becoming a University-affiliated Chaplain? Enquiries about the Multifaith Chaplaincy.

Chaplains at the University are governed by the University Chaplaincy Guidelines. See the Chaplaincy guidelines (pdf, 109KB) for more information.

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Last updated: 13 March 2024

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