Anglican Chaplaincy

Lunchtime Eucharist, Thursday at 1310
18 Sept Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)

25 Sept

Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
2 Oct Rt Reverend Dr Gregor Duncan (Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway)
9 Oct Reverend Prof David Jasper (University of Glasgow and St Mary the Virgin, Hamilton)
16 Oct Reverend Canon Dr Charlotte Methuen (University of Glasgow and St Margaret's, Newlands)
23 Oct Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
30 Oct Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
6 Nov Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
13 Nov Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
20 Nov Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
27 Nov Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
4 Dec Rt Reverend Dr Gregor Duncan (Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway)
11 Dec Reverend James Currall (University of Glasgow and St Columba's, Largs)
18 Dec Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
Evening Choral Services, Tuesday at 1800
14 Oct Choral Eucharist: Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
Preacher: Reverend Canon Prof John Riches
4 Nov

Choral Evensong: Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
Preacher: Reverend James Currall

10 Dec Choral Evensong: Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
Preacher: Rt Reverend Dr Gregor Duncan
Evening Services, Monday at 1730
22 Sept Eucharist and Chaplain's Evening: Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
20 Oct Service: To be devised and led by members of Ang Soc
10 Nov Eucharist for Armistice Day (1912 liturgy): Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)
1 Dec Eucharist for St Andrew's Day (1764 liturgy): Reverend Dr Kevin Francis (Anglican Chaplain, University of Glasgow)

Details for the services may be found under the Chapel Services tab

News

Church and Academy Seminars

The Church and Academy seminars are organised by the Reverend Dr Scott Robertson. They are held at the University, normally on the last Thursday of the month at 17:30 in No 4 The Square.

Programme for Semester One
  • Thursday, 25 September - "Theology and the Two World Wars" Reverend Prof David Jasper
  • Thursday, 30 October - "The Ethics of basing an Economy
    on the Exploitation of Oil Reserves" - Prof Ian Arbon
  • Thursday 27 November - "Women and Authority in the German Reformation" - Reverend Dr Charlotte Methuen

Details of all these and other Church and Academy events can be found at: www.churchandtheacademy.org

The Weekly Eucharist

The focus of our community is the celebration of the Eucharist (using the SEC 1982 liturgy). The service is held at lunchtime on Thursdays starting at 1310 in the University Memorial Chapel.

This service lasts about 30 minutes and we gather around the altar in the Chapel (the Chapel is above One A The Square and can be accessed by the steps from Professors’ Square or from the West Quadrangle).

Choral Evensong/Eucharist

Choral services are sung by the University Chapel Choir during Semesters one and two in the University Chapel on Tuesdays at 1800. The first and last of these services are Choral Eucharists; the other four, Choral Evensong.

Monday Evening Services

Once a month, there is a service in the Chapel on a Monday evening at 1730.  These services take a variety of forms and mark significant events, such as the start of Semester, Armistice Day, St Andrew's Day, etc.  They are sometimes followed by social activity.

The Morning Service

Every day at 0845 Monday to Friday during semester time there is a short daily Service (10 minutes) in the Chapel. Members of the Anglican chaplaincy alternate with members of the Roman Catholic chaplaincy to lead the service on Thursday mornings and with others leading some Wednesday and Friday mornings.


University of Glasgow Chaplaincy's Services & Prayer Times

There is an active Anglican presence in the University, and members of our community come from across the world-wide Anglican Communion, including the Church of England, the Church in Wales, The Episcopal Church in the United States of America, and the Scottish Episcopal Church.

As part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Anglican Chaplaincy at the University operates under the episcopal oversight of the bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. The current bishop, Dr Gregor Duncan, is a graduate of the University of Glasgow.

The Scottish Episcopal Church has seven historic dioceses, covering the whole of Scotland, bearing witness to faith today, and tracing a continuous history back to the earliest known Christians in the land.

Unlike most provinces in the Anglican Communion, the Scottish Episcopal Church has no archbishop or metropolitan, but rather a presiding bishop, known as the Primus, who is a ‘first among equals’ (primus inter pares), acting as the spokesman and chairman of the college of bishops. The current Primus is the Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. 

Everyone is warmly invited to come to any of our services.

Our Honorary Anglican Chaplain is the Reverend Dr Kevin Francis.  Kevin is a member of the University staff, with two quite contrasting roles:

  • he teaches Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences (where he also holds a small Fellowship in Citizenship studies);
  • and he is also one of the two Coordinators for the University’s highly successful Access programme in the Centre for Open Studies.

Kevin had been our Lay Chaplain for four years before being  ordained Deacon in the University Chapel in September 2011 and then being ordained Priest at St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow in September 2012.

Kevin is serving a joint title for his curacy - in addition to his role as Honorary Chaplain to the Anglican community here at the University, he is also as Honorary Assistant Curate at St Bride’s, Hyndland. (St Bride’s is thus where you will normally find him on a Sunday.)

As Anglican Chaplain, he is ex officio Hon Vice-President of the University’s Students’ Anglican Society (AngSoc), working closely with the students on the AngSoc Committee and all its members.

Kevin has a particular concern to help in the discernment of vocations among the Anglican community at the University, both staff and students; but he is here to help, guide and give pastoral support to all the members of our community.


Honorary Anglican Chaplain

Kevin Francis
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 6920
Email:  anglicans@gla.ac.uk

Blog "Notes from the Chapel": www.guanglicans.wordpress.com

The Anglican Society of students at Glasgow University (AngSoc)

We have once again, after a lapse of many years, a student society for all members of our Anglican community* who are students. So whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate (Diploma, Master, Doctoral) student, full-time or part-time, at Crichton or the Glasgow campus, please do join the Society.

The Office bearers are:

  • Hon President: The Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, The Rt Reverend Dr Gregor Duncan
  • Hon Vice-President: The Anglican Chaplain, The Reverend Dr Kevin Francis
  • President: Lee Johnston (Year 3 undergraduate, Divinity)
  • Vice-President: Hannah Strømmen (Year 3 Doctoral student, Literature and Theology)
  • Secretary: Ellen Simmons (Year 2 undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering)

To join AngSoc or simply to find out more, please either email the President of AngSoc, Lee Johnston (1008854J@student.gla.ac.uk) or email the Anglican Chaplain at Anglicans@glasgow.ac.uk.

*All who join us at our Eucharist or Choral Evensong, even if not Anglicans as such, and who participate in these services (by receiving communion or a blessing, sharing the peace, making confession and receiving absolution) are members of our community.

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