Greetings from the Anglican Chaplain at UEA, the Revd. Darren Thornton Greetings from the Anglican Chaplain at UEA, the Revd. Darren Thornton

  • Rev Darren ThortonOffering friendship and support
  • Listening to your concerns
  • Helping to meet your spiritual and religious needs

At the heart of the campus, UEA's Multifaith Centre provides a vibrant space for all members of the University community.  You can come here to relax, enjoy light refreshments, or spend time in public worship or quiet thought.  It's a popular gathering place that welcomes students and staff of any or no faith.

The team are always glad to meet students and staff socially and pastorally.  As a valued part of the University's welfare network, the chaplains offer everyone a sympathetic ear in total confidence.

Revd. Darren can be contacted by telephone, email or by calling in to UEA's Multifaith Centre in the centre of the campus.  Do make yourself known to me when you see me around the campus.

Anglican Chaplain - Office Hours

Revd. Darren is normally in UEA's Multifaith Centre (term time only)

Tuesday 1300h –1600h
Wednesday 1000h – 1600h
Thursday 1000h – 1400h
Telephone at UEA: +44 (0) 1603 592166

Revd. Darren is also Parish Priest at St Giles on the Hill, in Norwich city centre:


Anglican Holy Communion is held on Wednesdays at 1305h in the Worship Room and both staff and students are very welcome. The service lasts 25 minutes to allow you to get some lunch as well.


We also have a Prayer Board within the Centre for you to leave any prayer requests.  There is a Quiet Room available for private prayer in the Centre which can be used at any time on request.

A Prayer for our University

(written by the Very Revd. Alan Webster, Dean of Norwich 1970-1978)

Sweet Spirit of Wisdom
Be with our University
And all it members
As they come and go
Grant learning, vision, imagination,
Justice, joy,
Compassion and steadfastness.

Pour upon it
The wealth of your grace
And the inspiration
Of your truth.


Useful links

Diocese of Norwich,

Church of England

Norwich Cathedral

For information on most churches in Norwich area:

UEA Anglican Chaplains

1965 J. Giles
1973 J. Porter
1979 D. James
1982 D.J. Elkington
1989 S.N.H. Spencer
1992 D.J. Lloyd
1997 G.A. Barber
2002 T.M. Gouldstone
2005 D.T. Thornton