The Chaplain's Welcome
Welcome to Acadia University and the Manning Memorial Chapel, situated across from University Hall and facing the inner quadrangle. Its spire lifts our eyes up to remind us that there are ‘greater things’ than just our earthly activities, relationships and thoughts. It was opened in 1963 after being requested by the student body and becoming the magnificent gift of the family of Fred C. Manning.
It has been the custom of the University to have daily worship services so we may formally recognize these ‘greater things’ at morning and in the evening. You are cordially invited to attend any of these services. They are held at 11:30 to 11:50 each morning, and 6:15 to 6:30 each evening, Monday to Friday. The University Bell in the chapel spire will ring to announce 10 minutes ahead (11:20 a.m.) to their taking place. In a way, they can be metaphorical ‘bookends’ to our academic life.
Also held are the University Sunday Services at 7 p.m. at which the Chapel Choir assists in our worship. The choir is directed by the University and Chapel Organist, Mr. John Scott. If you are interested in joining the choir, please feel welcome to email, or to speak to him following any of our services.
Along with the services of worship are discussion groups, Bible studies, and this term we plan to introduce an Advent Play written by the Chaplain, The Jesse Tree. You are also invited to become involved with any of these.
The University Chaplain, at present, is the Rev’d Dr. Roger H. Prentice, and you are welcome to speak to him anytime.