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University Chaplaincy

We are open to all students and all staff at the University regardless of beliefs or philosophy.

The university chaplaincy aim to create spaces and venues where you get the opportunity to meet other people and share experiences of life and faith. We are there for everyone, students and staff, regardless of belief, sexual orientation and gender identity or ethnicity. 

Kyrkan på Campus is located in the Natural Science ­building, second floor from the entrance. You are so welcome! 

Every Wednesday at 14-15.30 from September 7th to December 21st you can pop by if you want to meet us and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. You can also send us an email and we´ll book an appointment.


Meditation sessions at Campus

Tuesdays 12.15-13, from September 6th to December 20th. Natural science building, University chaplaincy.

Want to know more about meditation? Sign up for an introduction and try-out.

Retreat for students 21st -23rd of October

Retreat means "to withdraw or to drawback". It’s a deliberate act of stepping outside of normal routines by withdrawing from the noise and pressure; the immediate and insistent claims of our social, domestic and workday responsibilities in order to be in a quiet place.

We welcome you to spend a weekend together in silence and stillness by the lake of Tavelsjö. Our retreat allows time for reflection, rest, prayer, writing and meditation. It will be held in English and it starts Friday late afternoon and ends Sunday around lunchtime.

Cost: 400 sek
Registration: will open Sept 5th 
If you have questions, please contact: Susanne Dahl


At times you might want to talk to someone. As chaplains we have several years of experience speaking with and counselling others. You are welcome to discuss any topic, regardless of your philosophy of life or religious beliefs.
We offer counselling both for students and staff. Of course we are bound by professional secrecy, and all conversations are free of charge. ­Welcome to call or e-mail us to book. At the moment, you can choose to meet up by phone or digitaly. Just let us know what suits you.


- Ålidhemskyrkan, studentvägen 2

The Sunday service at 11 am is interpreted to ­English. Just ask for headphones at the back of the church. Every semester a couple of services are also cunducted by the University Chaplains and have the ­Ålidhem International Church Choir singing.

A couple of services are also led by the University Chaplains and have the ­Ålidhem International Church Choir singing.

Every Wednesday at 18.30 we also offer an easy-to-follow mass with words, music and silence inspired the community in Taizé.

Retreat för studenter - retreat for students

21-23 oktober 2022 i Tavelsjö. Under en retreat drar vi oss tillbaka från vardagslivets angelägenheter och relationer för att vila och vara i tystnad tillsammans med andra. We welcome you to spend a weekend together in silence and stillness by the lake of Tavelsjö, 21st-23rd of October.

Några ungdomar sitter på golvet med nothäften i händerna.

Ålidhem International Church Choir

Starts September 7th. Wednesdays at 7.30–9 pm, Ålidhemskyrkan, Studentvägen 2.

Christian group for international students

We are happy to share some information about a christian group of international students from Umea University and SLU that you are welcome to join.

We meet every Sunday 7pm at Ålidhemskyrkan to discuss biblical topics and have a good time together. We share our thoughts and experiences as Christians but also to help each other in our daily lives in Umeå. Sometimes we plan different activities together. Everyone who is a Christian or who is just interested to come around, is very welcome to join us. We don’t belong to a specific church or denomination and experience the diversity in our group as a huge blessing.

You are welcome to join us or send a messageto Marcus Cheuk Hei Tong or Koffi Dodji Noumonvi who are part of the group. 



Multi-faith space

The Multi-faith space is a bookable room on Campus Umeå, which can meet the need for prayer, meditation and service. The room is open to both students and employees regardless of faith or beliefs.

You can book the Multi-faith space for spiritual or religious activities, but you can also use the room for individual religious practice.

The Multi-faith space can be found in the Natural Sciences Building on level 3. Use our digital map service to find the space.

For booking the room and to see when common prayer is offered, please use the link below. 

Tranquility room

The Tranquility room is a non-bookable room on Campus Umeå, which can meet the need for stillness, quietness and spirituality. The room is open to both students and employees at the university regardless of faith or beliefs.

The Tranquility room can be found in the University Library on level 3. 

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