The Meeting House – a place of welcome for students

Have you visited the Meeting House yet?

Since October 2011, the Meeting House has been open for you on the Treforest campus, just above the Ferndale Building at the Brook Street gate. Our lounge is accessible 9 am – 5 pm every weekday with tea and coffee always available.  Bring your friends – or come to find some new ones!

The Meeting House is home to the University’s Chaplaincy Services, but you don’t have to be religious to drop in. All are welcome, and no-one will expect you to sign up for any religious belief or activity. But you might well meet other students who have a religious point of view, and who would be fascinated to know what you think, too.

Student groups also make good use of the building, including some business students who used the Lounge as a venue to promote Fairtrade (photos available!), and international students from Mexico, Nigeria and China who made good use of the meeting hall to show off the sights and tastes of their native lands (view on Facebook).

The Meeting House Group is an informal network of students who use the Meeting House as a base for sharing perspectives on faith and on ethical issues. In recent months, they have worked to give UNICEF a presence on campus and collected for the Pontypridd Foodbank. You can network with the Meeting House Group on Facebook or drop in to the Meeting House and introduce yourself.

So whether you are looking for a quiet place for a cuppa, a room to book for a social or cultural meeting, or even a place for prayer, the Meeting House has something to offer you. It’s open every working day, even outside undergraduate term times, and can be made available for evening events with enough advance notice. Drop in soon and meet the Meeting House for yourself!

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