Faith and Religious Support

Religious and spiritual wellbeing services for international students

Meet with our international student chaplain for religious and spiritual support, and help in connecting with your faith community.

The international student chaplain is here to:

  • Provide a safe place to chat about life and faith.
  • Listen to and support you in times of loss or crisis.
  • Make referrals to other relevant university support services.

David Purton

David Purton

David has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Divinity from Ridley Theological College, Melbourne. David is a Christian and loves talking about life and faith with people from many backgrounds and cultures. He has been working alongside international students since 2011 at both the University of Melbourne and the University of Adelaide, teaching from the Bible, mentoring and caring for students, and helping them understand their faith better while at university.

If you would like to connect with a faith community, first try joining one of our clubs on campus or visiting one of the places of worship in the Adelaide CBD listed below:

Adelaide City Mosque
20 Little Gilbert Street, Adelaide

Adelaide City Seventh-day Adventist Church
82 Angas Street, Adelaide

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
170 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Futures Church Adelaide City
113 Currie Street, Adelaide

St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Cathedral
39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

Trinity Church Adelaide
88 North Terrace, Adelaide
English, Mandarin

University of Adelaide Prayer Rooms
North Terrace: Union House, Level 6
North Terrace: Nexus Basement
AHMS: Lower Mezzanine, Rooms 007 and 008 (Western End)
Roseworthy: Student Union Building RW155 in rooms G15 and G16
Waite: McLeod House WT37 in rooms LG01 and LG02

You can connect with a variety of faith based clubs at the University or you can start your own. 

Click on the button below to explore current clubs. 

Search for a club under the "Faith and Religion" category.