The Chapel and Chaplaincy
The Manning Memorial Chapel is the spiritual heart of Acadia University. Over fifty years ago, students sought a prayer space and championed its construction. To this day, students continue to be the driving force behind spirituality on campus. We aim to meet the needs of today's students, including those of different faiths; and those with no faith commitment, who are curious about religion and spirituality. The Chapel facilitates interfaith awareness, dialogue and action.
The Chapel is an inclusive place that hosts both secular and non-secular groups. Non-Christian faiths are welcome to use the facility for worship or events. The Chapel is home to a variety of events, from concerts to yoga to potluck food gatherings. Many students appreciate using its quiet spaces to reflect or even to study. The Chapel is open from 6am to 10pm every day of the year.
Acadia's Chaplain conducts Christian worship services that are ecumenical, Protestant, inclusive and affirming. Other resources are provided for prayer and meditation; individual and group spiritual care; and for retreats, Bible studies and meditation experiences in virtual and face to face experiences.