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NEW FOR 2018!

Conversations that Matter 2017-18

An Ireland wide series of residentials for students to be together and talk about the stuff that matters.

Peace Pilgrimage June 2018

Adult Peace Pilgrimage to Palestine & Israel 2018.

See a Photo Gallery of recent Chaplaincy activity

Other Chaplaincy Activities:


All students and staff are warmly invited to take part in the various ecumenical services which are arranged during the course of the academic year, including the Opening of the Year Service, the Advent Carol Service, and the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration.
Special services may also take place in connection with a class or college society group, in the week before examinations, and on other occasions.

In particular, you are most welcome to join us for the following:

  • Prayer in the style of Taizé each Mondays in term at 6.00pm in the Gallery Chapel.
  • Tuesday morning prayer-time from 9.15 to 9.30am in the Gallery Chapel each week in term.


  • Coffee and Tea: Weekdays - anytime! Just stop by House 27

  • Free Lunch is offered every Tuesday during term from 12.30 - 2 p.m.

    Ongoing Programme
  • Taize Prayer meets once a month during semester in the Upper Common Room, House 27. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Notice Boards for exact times.

  • Ecumenical Morning Prayer takes place every Tuesday in Lecture Term 9.15am in the Gallery Chapel.

  • Regular groups along denominational lines meet regularly ... 'God on Tap' 'Catholicism for the Curious' 'Sacred in the City' 'Anglican Book Group'

Listening and Pastoral Guidance

Confidential listening (including referral) and pastoral guidance about any matter is available. Please call in to the Chaplaincy at any time, or contact the chaplains on individual emails or telephone numbers

Bereavement Support

The Chaplaincy is a place of hospitality and welcome and offers a safe space and a sanctuary for those who have suffered bereavement or loss in their lives.
It is also possible to talk to one of the chaplains on an individual basis about bereavement issues. As well as this , the Chaplaincy runs a bereavement support group with the Student Counselling Service, every year. Please speak to one of the Chaplains, or the Student Counselling Service for more information on this group.

Community and Compassionate Service

For information regarding opportunities for community work (including voluntary grinds), contact the TCD St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Students Union or call into the Chaplains to find out the very latest things happening.

Special Events


Every year the Chaplains run a pilgrimage to Taize in France - speak to one of the chaplains for further details. There are also other opportunities for spiritual and compassionate trips most years. Recently trips have taken place to South Africa, Palestine and Israel, as well as Northern Ireland.

Intercultural Exchange

In 2016, two residentials are taking place with students from all over Ireland in Corrymeela, Co. Antrim.

The purpose of these residentials is to bring together young adults from the three main faith communities in Ireland, and spend time considering - 'What is the Ireland we want to see? How do we, as young adults on this island, learn to live together well, for the good of all?'

These experiences and conversations help us to be co-creators of the future we dream to see ... come and participate in this event bringing with you your experiences and your listening hat!

Contact Jools ( for further details and conversation.

Past Events

Space to Breathe 2017

Ireland - Palestine - Israel ... an engagement program that changes lives ... check it out and come join us.


"Conversations That Matter"

Join with students from other parts of this island to dialogue and consider what is important to us as young adults, facing an uncertain world and looking for meaning and significance ...

See Conversations That Matter details

Trinity College Staff Pilgrimage to Israel & Palestine

Information on a Staff Peace Pilgrimage in June 2017 to the Holy Land - find the details here.

Tuesday 15th November. 7pm. Pavillion Bar

"Capitalism has failed. But it's Christmas. Is there an alternative?"

See God on Tap details here

God on Tap - on faith and Donald Trump! Monday 24th October 7pm.

Find all your information here

Breathe Prayer Group returns

Every Wednesday in Upper Common Room, Chaplaincy.

Please do join with others as the Methodist weekly worship gathering takes place ... stillness and quietness is strength ...

See information on the Breathe Prayer Group Here

The Return of "God on Tap" - The Pavillion Bar, Monday 10th October

The Methodist created group, which discusses life, meaning, purpose and all things (!) meets every other week in the Pavillion alcove. Come along and find food, friends, and intelligent conversation on stuff that matters. This coming week, "How to make the most of your college year without becoming a dork!" Issues of intellectual, emotional and spiritual health will be discussed! See info here for God on Tap.

Annual College Welcome Serive with Fr Peter McVerry

Please do join the chaplains along with Fr Peter McVerry and the chapel choir, as the college marks the opening of another academic year. See information on the Welcome Sevice here.

Annual Chaplaincy Lecture - 22nd February 2016

Revd. Dr. Johnston McMaster will examine the subject of God and the Easter Rising. See further information on the Annual Chaplaincy Lecture.

Lenten Reflections 2016

You can find further information here, on the regular weekly reflections being delivered by the chaplains during this season of Lent

Methodist Celebration Service

A special event in the Methodist year at college - you can find all the details you need for further information