About Anglican Chaplaincy Wellington
History: The Chaplaincy was created in the early 1960’s to meet the pastoral needs of Anglicans, share the Good News of the Gospel and encourage the Lordship of Christ to bear upon the academic life of the university. In the early 2000’s Ramsey House, home to the Anglican Chaplaincy, began a major makeover transforming the premises into a ministry facility with a deliberately ‘outward looking’ feel about it. This included the development of a café, a commercial kitchen, new office spaces, a library, and upgraded chapel.
An intentional Christian flat was started upstairs and has been home to many students for over a decade.
Ramsey House has an ethos of openness, hospitality and warmth, as well as encouraging people to consider what a ‘life well-lived’ really consists of. To find out more download this. PDF 353kb
Chapel: The Chapel of the Transfiguration is a sanctuary on the campus offering a place of quiet reflection and meditation, as well as a venue for regular prayer and worship gatherings.
Pastoral Care: The Chaplaincy aims to nurture and encourage the spiritual lives of staff and students at VUW. We also work alongside the University Student support services to provide Christian pastoral care. The Chaplaincy offers hospitality through a welcoming, safe, fun meeting place at Ramsey House where anyone of any background can experience the love and acceptance of Christ. We also provide regular opportunities for prayer and worship within the university including celebrating the Eucharist at Ramsey House, and supporting ecumenical ministry at the university.
The Studio: We are in the process of setting up a recording studio space, managed by Hamish Dobbie and his team, that is looking to create opportunities for students and graduates to make music recordings. The Studio will utilise the vacated Human FM studio and some of the remaining unused equipment. Although in it's infancy, The Studio is an exciting new initiative for the Anglican Chaplaincy community.