From the iconic Neo-Gothic Trinity Chapel to the striking 21st century Zachs Hillel House and the warm and welcoming Muslim Prayer Room at South Summit, students have many places where they may practice their faith and find community.
The Trinity College Chapel serves as a center for Christian life on campus. In addition, it is home for activities as diverse as carillon concerts and Zen meditation. The Chapel is a place of prayer, a meeting space for conversation, a center for rich and varied cultural activities, and a valuable resource for students and faculty of all faiths. It is also home to the Office of the Chaplain.
A landmark building
The Trinity College Chapel is one of the most distinctive buildings on campus.
This landmark structure embodies the history of the College and the best of Trinity's architectural heritage. Built in the English Gothic style in 1933 and visible from miles around, the Chapel is one of the most impressive buildings of its kind in the United States. Philip Hubert Frohman of the firm Frohman, Robb and Little, who also served as the architect for the National Cathedral in Washington, designed the Trinity College Chapel.
The Chaplain’s Office also is located in the Chapel building.
The Chapel is open during the day and most evenings when services and events are scheduled. It offers all who enter a sanctuary. Within the main chapel are two smaller chapels, which can also be used for private prayer and meditation: the Friendship Chapel, on the main floor; and the Crypt Chapel, on the lower level. There is a prayer request box near the Friendship Chapel or through this website. The chaplains honor these requests during Chapel services and at other times throughout the week. Of course, the Chapel also offers a variety of religious services.
The Trinity College Chapel also may be reserved for wedding ceremonies by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the children and parents of these individuals. People are welcome to invite their own pastor to serve as officiant, as long as this person is ordained in his or her tradition and is licensed as required by the State of Connecticut. The Trinity College chaplain also is available to serve as officiant at wedding ceremonies which follow the liturgies of the Episcopal Church. The Roman Catholic chaplain also is available to preside at this sacrament in the Trinity College Chapel. To reserve the Chapel and for more information, please contact the assistant to the Chaplain at 860-297-2126.
To make arrangements for a service, please contact Chaplain Allison Read (Allison.Read@trincoll.edu, 860-297-2013) or Chaplain Damion Hutchins (Damion.Hutchins@trincoll.edu, 860-297-2012).