Faith and Worship

The University of Manchester is home to 40,000 students coming from 154 different countries and bringing over 200 languages and many different religions and spiritual beliefs into our campus.

Here, we provide a basic outline for the largest religious groups on how to find information concerning your spiritual or religious practice in Manchester.

For more information and to meet others of the same faith or spirituality, join your relevant society. The Students' Union has a society for each major faith. Full details can be found here.


There are several Buddhist centres around Manchester, including the Manchester Buddhist Centre in the City Centre and the Diamond Way Buddhist Group near All Saints Gardens. UoM has a Buddhist Society - contact them for any questions or if you require more details that you may need to support your lifestyle whilst in Manchester.


UoM has a few Christian societies, the largest being the Christian Union (CU). The CU is aimed at Christians and also introducing people to Christianity. There are many churches in and out of campus, the CU can help you find a church.


There is a Hindu society at UoM called Manchester Hindu society. Please ask them for information on the nearest temples and any other questions you may have.


The biggest UoM islamic society is Islamic Society (ISoc). They have lots of helpful information available online. There are also other Islamic societies at the University which are “denomination specific” - view them here.

There are many mosques and congregations all over Manchester where you can go to prayer. You can ask at the main reception of any University building if they have a prayer room, if not, they should be able to direct you to the nearest appropriate location. Here’s a list of the main on-campus prayer rooms:

  • South Campus - McDougall’s Prayer Hall (Number 91 on Campus Map)

  • North Campus - Sackville Prayer Hall (Number 1 on Campus Map)

  • Ellen Wilkinson Building - 2nd floor (only accessible via the main entrance)

  • Students’ Union Safe Space Room - room 5, 2nd floor

  • Dental Hospital - 2nd floor (you need an NHS card to use this room).

  • Stopford Building - 3rd floor, room 3.400.

  • Chaplaincy Quiet Room - 1st floor of St. Peter’s Chaplaincy.


There is a UoM Jewish Society. They’ll also be able to provide useful information concerning your spiritual and religious life while at uni, including where you can pray and attend services, as there are many different synagogues around Manchester.

There are Kosher flats available in Oak House, Fallowfield. Click here to find out more.


The closest Gurdwara to campus is Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurdwara. This is located at 15 Monton Street, Manchester, M14 4LS. UoM also have their own Sikh Society. Please ask them for information on other Temples, as well as any other questions you may have.

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