Where to pray
***As things stand, the Dean's Office & Chaplaincy team are working remotely and are available via email.
- Chaplaincies are open for pre-arranged 1:1 appointments with a Chaplain only
- The College Chapel is open to King's staff and students only for private prayer
- The Chapel of Thomas Guy is open for private prayer
- Quiet Rooms remain closed until further notice
- Muslim Prayer Rooms remain closed but are being readied for King’s staff and students to access for private prayer soon
Please note the current advice from King's re Coronavirus***
King’s College London was founded in the tradition of the Church of England and today welcomes students of all beliefs and backgrounds.
The Dean of the College has religious and spiritual oversight within the university community in accordance with the purposes for which King's was established. This includes overseeing the provision for prayer and worship wherever possible.
We have a tradition of encouraging faith or religion to be explored and expressed in the public arena.
We have a Jewish Chaplain, Dr Harrie Cedar, and two Muslim Chaplains, Imam Abdul Mumin Choudhury and Romana Kazmi, and work closely alongside Dr Ehsan Khan, as Muslim Adviser, and also with the Chaplain to Jewish students in London, Rabbi Gavin Broder.
Chapels and rooms for private prayer and reflection
Muslim prayer rooms
***Due to COVID-19, our Chapels and Prayer and Quiet Rooms on all campuses remain closed until further notice.***
The following places in College are available for all staff and students to drop in for private reflection and prayer and are generally open every weekday:
Denmark Hill Campus: IoPPN, room W1.19. Books and resources from various faiths are available, and the room is open to all.
Guy’s Campus: the Chapel of Thomas Guy, opposite Boland House at Guy’s Campus and the Quiet Room in the Henriette Raphael House on the Guy's Campus.
Strand Campus: the College Chapel, in the main building of the Strand site, directly above the Great Hall.
Waterloo Campus: Prayer and Quiet Room, Room 1.2, Franklin-Wilkins Building. This contains books and resources from various faiths, and is open to all.
St Thomas' Campus: Hospital Chapel on the first floor of Block 5, South Wing, and the Chaplaincy, 2nd Floor, St Thomas' House
***Due to COVID-19, our Muslim Prayer Rooms on all campuses remain closed until further notice.***
We have dedicated Muslim prayer facilities for the use of staff and students, to enable people to fulfil the requirements of their faith:
Guy’s Campus: the basement of the Hodgkin Building
Strand Campus: the first basement at the Strand (S-1.03)
Waterloo Campus: the first floor of Franklin Wilkins building at Waterloo, opposite the Prayer & Quiet room
Denmark Hill Campus: Room W1.07, Main Building, Institute of Psychiatry
FRIDAY PRAYERS: Friday Jumma prayers are held at the St Thomas' campus (in the Medicinema, Prideaux Building) and at Denmark Hill (WEC Gym), open to staff and students of King's College London and King's Health Partners and patients and/or patients' relatives only. Unfortunately, pressures of space mean that these facilities are not open to the general public.
King’s College London Students Union has several faith-related student societies, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and Sikh. These groups book centrally timetabled rooms for prayer, worship, and regular activities, and may also book chaplaincy facilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
***Due to COVID-19, we would recommend that you contact the relevant hospital to check if their Chapels and Prayer Facilities are open before you travel there.***
The NHS Trusts with which we are associated also have prayer facilities that King’s staff and students may use:
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals
King's College Hospital
South London and Maudsely (SLaM): there is a multi-faith prayer space in the Maudsley
Visit the Contacts page to contact the Dean’s office or a member of the Chaplaincy team for further details about the provision for prayer.