Prayer facilities

The University provides a number of dedicated spaces for prayer and reflection on campus.

Multi-faith prayer rooms

Multi-faith facilities are available at the University and are designated for spiritual/religious activities such as individual or group worship, quiet contemplation, reflection, meditation or prayer.

All students and staff have a duty to respect other users and to ensure the environment remains welcoming to people of all faiths and beliefs, and for those who do not adhere to a religious faith.

Protocol for the use of multi-faith space at the University of York (PDF , 94kb)

Wentworth Graduate College Prayer Room

Located in W/029 in Wentworth Graduate College, the prayer room is accessible Monday to Friday between 7am and 11pm. To access the prayer room, take your student identification to Wentworth Graduate College reception, where the receptionist will provide you with a key.

Church Lane Building

Located within the Church Lane Building on the ground floor (CL/A/055), the wellbeing room is (CL/A056). Access can be arranged via reception.

Ron Cooke Hub Prayer Room

There is a male and female prayer room located on the second floor of the Ron Cooke Hub. Staff at reception in the Law and Management Building can provide access via key card 24 hours a day.

The Quiet Place

Between Derwent College and Heslington Hall, The Quiet Place is a resource for all members of the University community for silence, quiet reflection or prayer. There is a bookable upper room for groups to use and an enclosed garden and ground floor room for individuals.

More House Chapel

More House is the Catholic Chaplaincy for the University and located on Heslington Lane to the south of Campus West between Spring Lane and Halifax College.

On the ground floor of More House, a simple prayerful chapel is open from 9.30am to 5pm each weekday during semester time and is available to students and staff of all faiths and none as a place of reflection and prayer.

Dedicated prayer spaces

Islamic prayer room

Located on the ground floor of the Seebohm Rowntree Building in Alcuin College. To use this room, please fill out the access form. After sending your request, you will need to visit Alcuin College reception to activate your student card.

Jewish prayer room

There is a dedicated facility for Jewish members of the University which is managed by the Jewish Society. Please email for further details.