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Matters of Faith

There are a large number of religious traditions represented in Cambridge.

This section contains information to help students connect with other members of their faith.

You can also find support in accessing your faith tradition through the College Chaplain, the Reverend Sarah Atkins. She will help you make contact with a particular faith chaplaincy or community, if you would like assistance.

The Chaplain says: ‘Magdalene is a place for all faiths and none. ‘Garde ta foy’ (‘Keep the faith’) is the motto on the College coat of arms. But faith is different for many of us. We recognize there are people of many traditions here and we want to celebrate that. Please get in touch if you would like support practicing your faith in College. As the Chaplain here I am a Christian priest in the Anglican tradition, but one of my hopes is to support all students from their diverse backgrounds as they seek to practice their many faiths while they are students here. I would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to talk about your faith, and honoured to walk alongside you if you would like help to find your feet in your faith community in Cambridge.’

There is a small interfaith group which exists to help us get to know each other, and to see where we can go together. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Chaplaincies and Faith Societies

Most major faith communities maintain chaplaincies to students in Cambridge, and many have active faith or belief societies in the University.



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