Faith, Belief and Religion

The Lincoln University campus is home to students of many different faiths and beliefs.

We have Muslim and Christian student clubs which can all be accessed through LUSA, as well as our own Musalla and Chapel. In addition, the Wellbeing Team provides quiet, non-faith-based meditative activities from time to time for both staff and students.



The Lincoln Chaplaincy team offers pastoral and spiritual support to the entire Lincoln whānau, including for those without a faith or religious background. They can offer support in difficult or sad times, and also rejoice and help students to celebrate in happy times. 

Our chaplains are independent from the university. Any interaction or conversation you have with them is strictly confidential. 

They support your needs, often through listening and prayer. They can also help in more tangible ways, such as acting as an advocate and assisting with applications for special consideration (e.g. aegrotats).

Here are some of the ways our Chaplains can support you: 

  • Providing pastoral care that looks after your emotional wellbeing in everyday terms, and in times of severe distress (support in languages other than English may be available).

  • Facilitating dialogue and exchange between faith and academic disciplines. 
  • Helping to build and sustain an open, caring community on-campus. 
  • Nurturing the whole person, taking into account your life journey as well as your academic aspirations
  • Offering a listening ear and safe, confidential place to talk over personal, study or work worries and concerns. 
  • Provide you with support during times of crisis, anxiety, grief, loneliness, homesickness, family and relationship worries, employment issues and other difficult situations. 
  • Lead occasional services at events like weddings, funerals, memorial services and house blessings. 
  • Help you with non-medical aegrotat applications. 
  • Chat Room sessions 12-1.30pm weekdays in the student space at Grounded Café. You talk, we listen. Look for the big blue and yellow sign. (This is staffed by volunteers so is not available everyday) 
  • Postgrad Success managed by some of the Chaplains provides opportunities outside of Lincoln, mainly for international students and families. Our normal activity is fortnightly at 5pm on Saturday evenings at Living Waters Christian Centre in Halswell, Christchurch. We do sometimes do outdoor activities such as scenic walks and beach excursions.

There are several ways to access our support:

  • The Chaplain’s office is at Hudson 002 and the Chapel at Hudson 003.
  • If no-one is available in the Chaplain’s office or Chapel, you can either email us at us or send a message through our Facebook page: search LUChaplains. 
  • If you need Foodbank support, please contact Wheako Tauira, Student Experience, or 0800 10 60 10.

English classes

The chaplains provide these classes for students and families who want to improve their English Conversation and general knowledge of NZ. English Conversation classes - weekly on Thursdays 12 noon in room L077 in the Library during term time only.

Muslim Society

The Lincoln University Muslim Association is a Lincoln University club for students and staff, as well as Muslims in the surrounding areas.