The Chapel and Chaplaincy
Acadia's chapel is a place for you to reflect regardless of your religious beliefs. Construction was initiated in 1958 by Acadia students and supported by the family of Fred C. Manning, which offered to build the structure in his memory.
The Chaplaincy is provided by the university to enable the academic community to address the spiritual questions and needs which arise. There is a full-time university chaplain and an assistant chaplain with offices on campus in the Manning Memorial Chapel and the Students' Union Building and who is always available for consultation. Worship services are held daily in the chapel and on Sunday evenings during term. These are Christian and ecumenical in orientation, while arrangements are made for other major faith traditions to be celebrated on a regular basis. Regular student groups and Bible study or topical studies are conducted within the chaplaincy program.
Student chapel assistants are employed to assist in this program and take turns leading the morning service once a week. Local clergy participate in special worship services and, on occasion, when their schedules permit, serve as guest preachers on Sunday evenings, along with a host of professors and other university personnel.
The chaplaincy attempts to be sensitive to the broadest spiritual expression of the people in its community and is open to the questions of any who wish them addressed.