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Chaplaincy is one way of meeting people and making friends.

Building friendships and being part of a community is an important part of life at uni. In fact, when it comes to the crunch, our friends and relationships are usually what matters most. Chaplaincy is one way of meeting people and making friends. Chaplains are available to all members of the Melbourne University community, including students and academic and administrative staff.

The chaplains work with a number of student groups on campus - mostly the religious-based ones, but a number of others as well. There are also some more informal groups which meet in the chaplaincy, and many students like to use the chaplaincy kitchen and community room as an informal meeting place. The chaplains can help you to think through what sort of group might be suitable for you, and help you to make contact with people in that group. The University Chaplaincy is open during the week, and you are welcome to drop by to eat your lunch, study for a while, meet some people, or even take a brief nap!

See below for more information or download it as a PDF.

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Religious clubs and societies (Student Union)

Adventist Students on Campus Club

Mail Box No. 9

asocmelbuni@yahoo.com.au

Baha’i Society

Mail Box No. 4

melbourne@vic.bahai.org.au

Buddhist Studies Society

Mail Box No. 13

mubuddhistsociety@yahoo.com

Cantonese Christian Fellowship

Mail Box No. 17

muccf@hotmail.com

COSDU Catholic Society

Mail Box No. 60

cosdu.melbuni@gmail.com

Christian Union

Mail Box No. 62

contact_mucu@yahoo.com

Islamic Society

Mail Box No. 93

contactumis@gmail.com

Jewish Students Society

Mail Box No. 44

 

Lutheran Students Fellowship

Mail Box No. 36

lsfmelb@hotmail.com

MacKillop Society

Mail Box No. 139

mackillopsociety@gmail.com

Overseas Christian Fellowship

Mail Box No. 73

unimelb@ocfaustralia.org

Students for Christ (Universe)

Mail Box No. 112

melbourne@universevictoria.org.au

University of Melbourne Colleges

Newman College (Catholic)

Masses: Mon–Fri 8am, 12pm (semester times) in the Lady Chapel, Sun 11am & 7pm in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

9347 5577 (office)

Queen’s College Chapel (Uniting Church)

Services: Sunday 6.30pm during semester Evening prayer/Eucharist with Queen’s college choir

9349 0500 (office)

Trinity College Chapel (Anglican)

Sunday Choral Evensong: every Sun at 6pm during semester sung by the choir of Trinity College
Morning Prayer: Mon–Fri 9am / Choral Eucharist: Wed 5.30pm

9348 7495 (Chaplaincy Administrator)

Places of worship

Church of All Nations (Uniting Church)

180 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Services: Sunday 10am

9347 7077

Mark the Evangelist (Uniting Church)

51 Curzon Street, North Melbourne

Services: Sunday 10am

9326 8245 (office)

Wesley Uniting Church

148, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Services: Sunday 9.15am Chinese with English Translation
11.00am English: Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sun of each month
7.00pm English: Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sun Each month

9663 2935

Richmond Assembly of God

10 Griffths Street, Richmond

Services: Sunday 10am & 6pm

8420 0900 (office)

St Carthages (Catholic)

123 Royal Parade, Parkville

Masses: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 10am (family mass) & 5pm (student mass)

9347 2493 / 8344 4825

St. Francis Church (Catholic)

Corner of Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne

Masses: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11am, and 12.30, 1.30, 4.30, & 5.30pm
International tertiary students’ mass: 3rd Sunday every month 5.30pm

9663 2495

All Saints Catholic Church

King William Street (off Brunswick Street), Fitzroy

Mass: Sunday 10am
Youth Mass every 2nd Sunday every month 10am

9419 4349

Corner of Rathdowne & Pelham Streets, Carlton

Mass: Sunday 11.30am.

9657 0222

St John’s Church (Lutheran)

20 City Road, Southgate

Services: Sunday 9 & 11am and 7pm (student focus)

9682 4995 / 0418 358 406

2 Kappel Street, Carlton St Jude’s Carlton

Services: Every Sunday, 6.30pm

0402 503 715

The Table (Anglican Fellowship)

494A Victoria St, Brunswick West, 3055

Services: Sundays 12.00pm

9387 7853

Camberwell South Anglican Church

Corner Toorak Rd & Bowen St, Camberwell, 3124

Services: Sundays 10.00am
French: 1st Sunday of the month 4pm

0412 015 777

Melbourne City Synagogue

488 Albert St, East Melbourne

Friday 7pm
Shabbat: 9.30am

9662 1372 (office)

CTM Chapel: 29 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC 3052 (Between Ormond College & St Hilda's College)

Final Saturday 5pm

 

Muslim students

There is a prayer space (musallah) on Little Pelham St. (enter either Leicester St or Bouverie St). To access this prayer space, submit an access request form.

For further information regarding Friday prayer please email contactumis@gmail.com.

66-68 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne

9328 2067

Carlton Mosque

765 Drummond Street, Carlton North

9347 6505

 

1300 186 624

Other religious organisations

If your faith is not listed, the chaplains can provide you with contact details for many other religious organisations and places of worship.

71-73 Darling Road, East Malvern

9571 6409

673 Lygon Street, Carlton North

9387 0422

 

9857 3516

765 Mountain Highway, Bayswater

9738 0564

Hindu Society of Victoria

52 Boundary Road, Carrum Downs

9782 0878

Creating Community on Campus

Building friendships and being part of a community is an important part of life at uni. In fact, when it comes to the crunch, our friends and relationships are usually what matters most. Chaplaincy is one way of meeting people and making friends. Chaplains are available to all members of the Melbourne University community, including students and academic and administrative staff.

The Chaplains work with a number of student groups on campus - mostly the religious-based ones, but a number of others as well. There are also some more informal groups which meet in the chaplaincy, and many students like to use the chaplaincy kitchen and community room as an informal meeting place. The Chaplains can help you to think through what sort of group might be suitable for you, and help you to make contact with people in that group. The University Chaplaincy is open during the week, and you are welcome to drop by to eat your lunch, study for a while, meet some people, or even take a brief nap!

Chaplains rooms are found in two locations:


Joining a Faith Community or Church

A place of worship can be a great support for your faith, and a place to seriously explore your spirituality, to grow and be nurtured by others who also take their faith seriously. They can also be difficult places to understand, and to make sense out of.

The Chaplains can help you prepare to become part of a worship community. Chaplains can also help you to understand the religious practices that may be unfamiliar to you, and help you if you are having any problems or concerns about practicing your faith around campus.

Chaplains will be able to help you to find places of worship, and places and times where these communities meet. For a list of places to worship located close to campus, please refer to the following list, however the chaplains are able to help you find many other places of worship to meet your particular needs. Please ask.