Spiritual and religious support
The University of Auckland is an open, tolerant and multicultural community. This page provides details of religious support on campus.
Reverend Uesifili Unasa
The Maclaurin Chapel complex is on the corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant. You can use the hall for prayer, study and relaxation, and have access to the books within the theological library. The hall can also be hired for meetings or baptisms, weddings, funerals, weekly services or annual services.
18 Princes Street
Open: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm
Reverend Uesifili Unasa
Phone: 373 7599 ext 87732
Phone: 373 7599 ext 87731
The Catholic chaplain is Fr Bernie Thomas OFM.
He is stationed at Newman Hall, 16 Waterloo Quadrant. He works alongside the lay-chaplain Denis Tutaka as they minister to students and staff of The University of Auckland.
Fr Bernie and Denis are part of the Catholic chaplaincy team at Newman Hall with two other members who work in other tertiary institutes around Auckland.
Newman Hall - Eucharist (Mass) times
- Monday (Liturgy of the Office/Word)
- Tuesday 12.10pm (free lunch served after Tuesday Mass)
- Wednesday 12:10pm
- Friday 1.10pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation an hour before or after Mass. Just approach any chaplain for assistance.
If you would like to offer a Mass for any particular intention (eg, birthday, anniversary, death, memorial), approach one of the chaplains and request it any time.
For more information, please contact:
Auckland Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy
16 Waterloo Quadrant
Phone: +64 9 303 3852
Fax: +64 9 303 3851
The Muslim Prayer Space is available for University of Auckland staff members and students. The space hosts a separate area for both female and male worshippers.
Muslim Prayer Space
Chemistry Building (301)
(Below the Science Student Centre)
23 Symonds Street
Access is via the external staircase in the courtyard opposite the Chemistry building.
Please ensure that you are enrolled into papers before requesting access to the Muslim Prayer Space.
If you have a department card, your department can activate your Prayer Space access for you. If you do not have a department card, you can get one from the Student Information Centre.
Prayer rooms are available at the Tāmaki Innovation Campus and are for anyone from any religious denomination.
Rooms 302 & 303
Tāmaki Innovation Campus
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
To find about clubs with a religious or spiritual dimension, see Religious clubs.
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