Airport Multi-faith Prayer Rooms

Airport Multi-faith Prayer Rooms

Following our recent studies on airport drop off charges and airport Wi-Fi provisions, we’ve extended our review of the UK’s top 20 airports by passengers numbers to see which offer Multi-faith prayer rooms and where in the airport you can expect to find them. The good news is that most airports in the UK offer multi-faith prayer rooms in the main terminal and departures areas, after all that is where most passengers spend the majority of their time when at the airport and where a prayer room seems most appropriate, Belfast City Airport have located their prayer room in the arrivals hall however. Only 4 of the UK’s top 20 airport don’t have any dedicated prayer facilities*, those being Aberdeen, Bristol, London City and Southampton. As expected, the major airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester have facilities at all terminals. You'll find 3 multi-faith prayer rooms at Heathrow Terminal 4 and 4 rooms at terminal 5, whilst you'll be pleased to know that you can access multi-faith prayer rooms at Gatwick North Terminal and also at its south terminal.

airport prayer faith room
*No information on respective websites as of October 2018.

Multi-faith prayer room at the airport

Most of the UK’s airports have a multi-faith prayer room in the departures area of their terminals and the majority are signed as such, however other terminology is used such as Leeds Bradford which use the term ‘reflection room’. Many of airports have a chaplaincy facility in multi-faiths and offer dedicated faith specific sessions (check specific airport websites for schedules).
 
Airport
Code
Faith Provision
Location
Faith
Aberdeen
ABZ
NO
N/A
N/A
Belfast City
BHD
YES
Arrivals hall
Multi faith / no faith
Belfast International
BFS
YES
In-terminal
Multi faith / no faith
Birmingham
BHX
YES
In-terminal
Multi faith / no faith
Bristol
BRS
NO
N/A
N/A
Cardiff
CWL
YES
Check-in hall
Multi faith / no faith
East Midlands
EMA
YES
In-terminal
Multi faith / no faith
Edinburgh
EDI
YES
International arrivals
Multi faith / no faith
Glasgow
GLA
YES
First floor, departures concourse
Multi faith / no faith
Jersey
JER
YES
Chapel, ground floor departures lounge
Multi faith / no faith
Leeds Bradford
LBA
YES
Reflection room, ground floor check-in
Multi faith / no faith
Liverpool
LPL
YES
Third Floor, main terminal
Multi faith / no faith
London City
LCY
NO
N/A
N/A
London Gatwick
LGW
YES
South terminal - third floor, North terminal - first floor
Multi faith / no faith
London Heathrow
LHR
YES
* see below
Multi faith / no faith
London Luton
LTN
YES
Departures, after security
Multi faith / no faith
London Stansted
STN
YES
Main Terminal
ALL
Manchester
MAN
YES
** see below
Multi faith / no faith
Newcastle
NCL
YES
Main terminal, level 2
Multi faith / no faith
Southampton
SOU
NO
N/A
N/A


*Heathrow Airport Multi-faith Prayer Rooms

Heathrow Terminal
Location
Terminal 2
Departures, after security
Terminal 2
T2B, after security
Terminal 3
Departures
Terminal 4
Check-in Zone G, before security
Terminal 4
Mezzanine floor, before security
Terminal 4
Departures, after security
Terminal 5
Check-in Zone A, before security
Terminal 5
Departures, after security
Terminal 5
T5B, after security
Terminal 5
T5C, after security


**Manchester Airport Multi-faith Prayer Rooms

Manchester Terminal
Location
Terminal 1
Ground floor, check-in
Terminal 2 Arrivals
Arrivals, main concourse
Terminal 2 Departures
After security, retail area
Terminal 3
Departures, before security

Can I use a multi-faith prayer room if of no faith?

It's important to stress, that whilst the airports make reasonable provision to cater for all faiths, they all strive to make the facilities as inclusive as possible and state that the rooms are also available for general reflection and quiet time. They are not assigned to a specific faith and welcome passengers of no faith who might benefit from the facility also.
Posted: October 24, 2018 by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

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