University Chaplaincy

University of Sussex Chaplain: Rev Dan Woodhouse

Student Development Worker/lay Chaplain University of Sussex: Sue Harrington (until 9 September 2022 and retiring from University of Brighton 17 June 2022)

The Brighton & Hove Methodist Circuit continues to support Chaplaincy work at The University of Sussex. Also at the University of Brighton until the end of term (10 June). The work is very different in the two locations because Sussex University is campus-based locally at Falmer, whereas Brighton University is spread, not only across the city, but also has campuses farther afield such as in Eastbourne, so we work very much as a team with colleagues to cover as much of the university as we can between us.

In true Methodist fashion, however, much of what we offer is hospitality-based. Sadly we have been very much restricted by COVID protocols but we are gradually  returning to something approaching pre-pandemic life, but with caution and care, of course.

At Sussex, focus is on the needs of international students through the provision of a Christmas lunch on campus and various social events including a Remembrance evening and pop-up food events working in conjunction with the foodbank, which is hosted by the Sussex Chaplaincy at the Meeting House. We are part of the Student Christian Movement (SCM)

We also offer a Christmas carol service (jointly hosted between the two universities) which has been online during the COVID pandemic.

Chaplaincy activities are advertised on the University websites and on their Facebook groups where we can also be contacted. We also continue to offer in-person meetings as well as online.

University of Sussex Chaplaincy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/brightonandsussexchaplaincy

If you are a student, or know of any students in the area (including apprentices) who might be interested in coming along to any of our events or meetings, do direct them to email us at

studentcircuit@gmail.com  or text/call: 07943 401608.

You can find us in person in term-time:

Sussex University:   Dan – Tuesdays, Falmer Bar or The Meeting House

Sue – Thursday mornings, The Meeting House until September 9th