Worship Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Battell Chapel

Corner of College and Elm Streets, across from the New Haven Green

Candice's first communion

Welcome Yale students, faculty, staff and friends!

The University Church at Yale is a unique Christian community, with roots in the original Yale College Church established in 1757.  We are a student-oriented church to which everyone: faculty, student, neighbor, staff, post-doc, parent or visitor, is welcome.  We worship every Sunday of the year at 10:30 a.m. in Battell Chapel, on Old Campus.


People ask us "what denomination are you?" and we have to say, "we don't think about denominations much."  Come and visit and see what you think. Our worship brings together elements as diverse as the Yale community, combining classic traditions of the ecumenical Christian Church with personal and informal expressions of our remarkable diversity as a community of faith.  We are committed to serving Jesus Christ at Yale and around the world with excitement, humility, curiosity, and compassion for all.  We have a wonderful music program, combining the best of traditional sacred choral and organ music with contemporary Christian music from across the globe.  We also offer many opportunities for student leadership: the Student Deacons, the Liturgical Ministries Group, service partnerships in New Haven, study groups, and, of course, leadership in all aspects of worship.  "Older" adults and families, whether you're connected to Yale or not, are welcome.

Our Mission Statement says:

God calls us together be an ecumenical Christian community in the midst of Yale University, extending an authentic and inclusive welcome to all Yale students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and all of the New Haven community.   We are called to worship the Triune God with joy and in beauty, to bring together lived faith, moral perspective and critical thought, and to serve our neighbors in the New Haven area and around the world.   As we remind ourselves each week, we are being formed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ into leaders and disciples who will do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

Please feel free to visit, to e-mail me at ian.oliver@yale.edu, or to explore the website further to see our services and pictures of our events.  We believe that a university church should be open to all questions, so please ask. 

Ian Oliver, Pastor and Senior Associate Chaplain, Yale University