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FAITH & SPIRITUALITY
For many people, having a faith or a spiritual belief can be a very important part of their daily lives. At The Northern School of Art, we would like to support those staff and students to develop and sustain the spiritual dimension to their lives. We aim to do this by raising cultural and spiritual awareness and understanding, while also supporting staff and students to access appropriate support and advice from faith groups and spiritual leaders. Additionally, The Northern School of Art can also offer support for those who are exploring ideas of faith and spirituality within their artwork and would like some advice from someone with particular expertise in this area. Who can support me? The college has made arrangements for our staff and students to have access to a local Chaplain, Revd Matt Strand. The Chaplain can meet with you anywhere convenient on campus, in your art studio or in the counsellor's room (on the left before the stairs leading to Student Services) and is available on Thursdays between 11.00am and 2.30pm, or at other times by prior appointment. To make an appointment, please come and talk to him in the counsellor’s room on a Thursday or contact him by e-mail: Matt.Strand@ccad.ac.uk What is a Chaplain? A Chaplain is a spiritual leader such as a Priest, Pastor, Rabbi, Imam, Humanist Chaplain or other lay person who is able to provide spiritual and pastoral support in a specific setting, such as in the college, to everyone no matter which faith they do or do not follow. Although a Chaplain may be from a specific faith, their role is to listen – not tell, to support – not judge. They won’t preach or try to convert those without faith or those with a different faith. If you would prefer to talk to someone from the Student Advice Team, then you need to make contact with your campus Student Services Office. An adviser will be able to take time to answer any questions they can. If they don’t have the answers you are looking for, they will be able to help you to contact either an individual or organisation who may be able to assist.

WEBSITES

Christianity: http://www.christianity.org.uk/, http://www.churchofengland.org/ Muslim Council of Britain: http://www.mcb.org.uk Hindu: http://www.hinducounciluk.org/ The Buddhist Society: http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/

LOCAL FAITH CENTRES

St Barnabas Church 1a St Barnabas Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 6JR Tel: 01642 812622 www.st-barnabas.net
St Mary’s Cathedral Dalby Way, Middlesbrough TS8 0TW Tel:01642 597750 www.middlesbroughrccathedral.org/
Abu Bakr Mosque & Community Centre 9 Park Road North, Middlesbrough Tel: 01642 873305 Fax: 01642 873307 www.abubakr.org.uk/
Hindu Cultural Society Hindu Temple, 54 Westbourne Grove, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough. TS3 6EF Tel: 01642 218428
Teesside Theravadin Buddhist Group 26 Osborne Road, Oxbridge, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 4DJ Tel: 07786 032732

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