Chaplaincy Centres

Chaplaincy Centres

In partnership with local Faith Communities, the JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre supports and encourages JCU students and staff in their spiritual lives and encourages them in practicing their faith.

The Chaplaincy Centres are a free service provided by JCU. They provide a neutral space for religious expression, and are available to all students and staff via booking or drop-in.

Cairns Chaplaincy Centre activities

The Cairns JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy has a New Multifaith Prayer Room, located in Room A4.032.2. Swipe card access is required for entry and washing facilities are available in the A4 ground level amenities. The new facility does not require booking and is accessible 7am-9pm daily.

Townsville Chaplaincy Centre activities

The Townsville JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is located across the road from the Student Mall and is open 7am-9pm every day. The Chaplain is available 9am-4pm for appointments or drop-in every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during semesters.

The Townsville Chaplaincy Centre has four rooms available for bookings by students. Additionally, we have a dedicated Muslim Prayer Room for males and a dedicated Muslim Prayer Room for females. We also have bathroom facilities (with showers for prayer requirements) and a kitchen with a microwave, fridge and freezer, with seating for up to 10 people. To book our facilities please fill out the form in the tab below.

Current Activities

There are many groups running various faith-related activities within the Townsville Campus’ Chaplaincy Centre. Please feel free to use the contact details below to enquire about the activities or to join the group.

ActivityRoomWhenContact
Mindfulness Meditation001Tuesday 1pm-2pmDrop-In Session
Tharlam Buddhist Meditation001Tuesday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 9am-12:30pm
Phil Heang
Email
0499 026 184
Vipassana Meditation001Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pmJacqueline Lau
Email
Streams International Bible Study001Thursday 7pm-8pmTanya Tan
Email
0472 583 030
Gilgal Temple Bible Study and Prayer001Friday 5pm-7pmAlbert Rwagasore
Email
0469 404 208
Shrilankan Buddhist Meditation001 & 010Saturday 7pm-9pmShirley Manatunga
Email
0458 169 023
Gilgal Temple Worship Service001 & 002Sunday 9am-12pmAlbert Rwagasore
Email
0469 404 208
Chinese Christian Church010Sunday 9am-1pmDrop-In Session
Streams International Mentorship Program001Sunday 4pm-7pmMichael Hayford
Email
0420 817 014

Chaplain

Got a question about uni, faith or friends? 
Feeling overwhelmed? 
Missing home? 
Just need someone to talk to?

The University Chaplain is based in Townsville and is available on campus during semesters to assist you in making it through. Appointments are available, otherwise you may drop-in to the Townsville Chaplaincy Centre during the Chaplain's operating hours. Phone and video appointments are also available for students and staff located in Cairns who would like support.

ChaplainCrystal Greive
Phone(+61) 7 4781 5447
Emailmultifaith.chaplaincy@jcu.edu.au
On-Campus Availability

Monday, 9am-4pm

Tuesday, 9am-4pm

Wednesday, 9am-4pm

Location

JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Building 131, Douglas Campus

Book our facilities – Cairns

The Cairns JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Prayer Room, located in Room A4.032.2, does not require booking.

However, if you would like to book a larger room for a spiritual or religious activity, please contact the Chaplain at multifaith.chaplaincy@jcu.edu.au to discuss potential options.

Book Our Facilities – Townsville

All rooms are air-conditioned and provide a quiet place for prayer, reflection, meditation, group activities and one-to-one conversations.

Room Name

Room Number

Seating Capacity

Suitability

Tutorial Room

DE001

25

Suitable for group activities, meditation, mentoring and training. Contains a white board, table and chairs.

Quiet Room

DE002

10

Suitable for small group discussions. Contains several couches.

Round Table Room

DE010

6

Suitable for small group discussions/facilitation (e.g. conflict resolution group). Contains a small table and chairs.

Reflection Room

DE009

4

Suitable for one-to-one conversations (e.g. with a Visiting Chaplain), personal meditation and reflection.

Booking Form

Submit your request to use our facilities at the Townsville Campus Multifaith Chaplaincy.

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