NBW has a weekly separate session of chanting, which you can choose to participate in if you have at least taken the Newcomers' & Beginners' Class.
There is an audio file of the chant below.
It is separate from the other sessions, and runs from 09.30 hrs to 09.50 hrs on Sundays at The Quiet Centre, University of Surrey.
You could either attend the Chanting Session and then stay on for the Community Session (from 10.00 hrs) or just turn up at 09.55 for the Community Session only.
Note that the Centre's front door is locked at 10.00 hrs, as required by campus Security.
Chanting is for taking part in, not for merely observing. It helps to clear the mind of thoughts and feelings.
The chant lasts for 15-20 minutes and when it stops we meditate on our breathing in silence for a short time. This can be very efffective - for some people more effective than immediately starting on mindfulness practice. Why not try it?
It is introduced and closed with the large Tibetan bell.
The chant words are in the Buddha's language of Pali: "NAMO SAMBUDDHASSA", which means 'Respect to the fully awakened one' i.e. potentially yourself ! These words are just part of a statement of respect that all Buddhists know all over the world: "Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sama sambuddhassa".
It is chanted in syllables as follows: NA MO SAM BUD DHAS SAH