St. Luke’s Chapel is the heart of the college and the core of our common life. In our weekly schedule of services, college students deepen their own life of prayer, learn about the breadth and depth of Christian worship, and continue to grow as worship leaders.
Service schedule (during term time):
- Morning Prayer: Tuesday to Thursday, 8am
- Evening Prayer: Monday to Wednesday, 4.30pm
- Community Worship: Wednesday, 11.40am (followed by lunch), Friday, 8.00am (followed by breakfast)
The college expects that all students preparing for Christian ministry will have a life of prayer during their time as a student and that that life of prayer will be centred, in some fashion, on St. Luke’s Chapel. The form that takes will vary from student to student as we seek to adopt an ancient rhythm of prayer to the realities of modern living, commuting, class schedules, and family life.
Our worship services are an opportunity to deepen our relationships with one another before Christ. As we welcome guest celebrants and preachers, they are also an opportunity to learn from the preaching and presiding style of a diversity of people. It is generally expected that all students will endeavour to be present at the weekly Community Worship services on Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition, it is expected that students preparing for ministry in the Anglican tradition will attend at least one service of the Daily Office every day they are on campus and students preparing for ministry in the United Church tradition will attend the monthly United Church community evening.
Students are invited into leadership roles almost from the moment of their arrival. The college expects students to take their place on the chapel rota, officiating at the Daily Office and serving at Eucharist. Additionally, all students are invited to join the preaching rota for Friday Eucharists in the winter term and senior students are invited to preach at a Wednesday Eucharist.