Bishop Grosseteste University is a Church University in the Anglican tradition and a member of the Cathedrals Group and CUAC (the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion). We have a long history of teacher training - for most of our history we were a college for women training as teachers. We have diversified into a range of other disciplines as well as education - mostly in theology and the liberal arts.
Morning Prayer is said daily in Chapel during the week (Mon-Fri) at 8.30am except for Thursdays when it is said at 8am.
Evening Prayer is said daily in Chapel at 5pm (Mon-Fri) - except for Wednesdays when it is said at 4pm.
The Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesdays in Chapel at 1pm, Wednesday at 5pm, and Thursdays at 8.30am. Communion from the reserved sacrament is also regularly distributed on days when we do not have a full celebration of the Eucharist.
Variations in our regular pattern of worship are regularly published on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. If you want to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to [email protected].
The Chaplaincy runs a series of events (discussion groups, entertainments, and social events) many of which are open to members of the public. It also helps to support the University's academic, cultural, and intellectual life.
Baptisms, weddings, and funerals also take place in our Chapel but (for weddings) an Archbishop's Licence has to be obtained and will only be granted if at least one of the couple has an affiliation to the University as a current or former student, a member of staff, or a close family member of the same. Baptisms are only administered after we have sought the goodwill of the parish priest of the parish in which the candidate is resident.
The Chapel is now dedicated to St. Francis and St. Clare given that Robert Grosseteste was a great supporter of the Franciscan movement.