Faith and worship

Manchester is a diverse multicultural community with a vibrant mix of beliefs, faiths and cultures.

Spaces for faith and worship

We recognise the important role that faith and spirituality play in many students’ lives, and at the University, we celebrate a multi-faith community.

On campus, there are two chaplaincy centres, prayer rooms and a host of dedicated religious clubs and societies within our Students’ Union.

We’ve pulled together some of our largest practice groups, where you can find more information and meet others of the same faith.




The University’s Hindu society can provide information and help you meet people and find a temple in Manchester.


There are a few Islamic societies at Manchester, the biggest being the Islamic Society. As well as the Madinah and Ahlul Bayt societies.

There are dedicated prayer rooms across the University campus; if you ask at any main building reception, they’ll be able to tell you where the closest one is. The main rooms are:

  • south campus, McDougall’s Prayer Hall;
  • north campus, Sackville Prayer Hall;
  • Ellen Wilkinson Building, 2nd floor (accessible via the main entrance);
  • Students’ Union Safe Space Room, 2nd floor, room 5;
  • Dental Hospital, 2nd floor (you need an NHS card to use this room);
  • Stopford Building, 3rd floor, room 3.400;
  • Chaplaincy Quiet Room, 1st floor of St Peter’s Chaplaincy.


The University’s Jewish Society provides information about your spiritual and religious life while at University, including where you can pray, attend services and find a synagogue in Manchester.


The closest Gurdwara to campus is Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurdwara, which is a 15-minute walk from Oxford Road.

The University also has a Sikh Society that can give you information on other temples and answer any questions you have.