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Belief, No Belief and Religious (BNBR) Life Centre

The BNBR Life Centre is here for all staff and students. Our chaplains and religious advisers provide a listening ear and pastoral support to all people whatever their identity, religion, belief or no belief. We are available in person, online, and via phone or video calls.

What we do

Welcome to our new name!

The Belief, No Belief and Religious (BNBR) Life Centre is the new name for the Chaplaincy Centre. Our shortened title is BNBR Life Centre. 

Following a university-wide Listening Project from 2020 on belief, no belief and religion inclusion, we have changed the centre name to help students and staff better understand who we are and make it clear that our work is relevant to many students and staff, not only those who are religious. Additionally ‘chaplaincy’ doesn’t translate into International English and is not that well understood as a concept in UK English either.

This coincides with the move to launch a university wide inclusion strategy for this important aspect of people’s identity, which so often intersects with other aspects of identity too. We will be gradually rolling out the name change over the 2022-23 academic year, changing signage, print and electronic communications.

Listening Ear Service

Anyone can book in for one-to-one listening with one of our staff experienced in pastoral care. We can usually offer a time to meet within 5 working days. Email to ask for a meeting.

Self Supporting Anglican Chaplain

An exciting opportunity has arisen in The Belief, No Belief & Religious (BNBR) Life Centre at The University of Sheffield and ordained self-supporting Anglican clergy are invited to apply for the position of Anglican Chaplain.

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Events and activities

BNBR Life Centre Events

The Belief, No Belief & Religious Life Centre run various events and activities throughout the year.  Everyone is welcome!

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Events calendar


Upcoming Events

On Tuesday 28th March we are holding a University wide sponsored fast challenge for anyone within TUoS community to be sponsored by friends/ family/ colleagues to fast for the day to raise funds for local charity St Lukes Hospice.

There is also a free iftar (fast opening meal) at Kelham Island on the same day organised by another organisation that you can register for.

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Upcoming Events

On Monday 27th March from 2.30-5.30pm The BNBR Life Centre and SAYiT are co-hosting the Noah Lomax Memorial Lecture for Sheffield based professionals working with young people.  Find out what you can do to improve LGBTQ+ young people's mental health.

Keynote speaker is Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham and co-founder of the Equality Trust, which explains the benefits of a more equal society and campaigns for greater income equality.

If you would like to attend the event, then please click the link below and use promo code 'IHAVEATICKET' to unlock free tickets as a gift from SAYiT.

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Inclusions policy

We are committed to treating everyone equally.

See our inclusions policy

Deep Search

A way of thinking about where you are right now, what to change and where you would like to be.

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