Yale University

Worship Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Battell Chapel (corner of College and Elm Streets in downtown New Haven)

Sunday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.:  Service of Word and Table for the Second Sunday of Advent:  Emilie Casey, Liturgical Coordinator, preaching

Sunday, December 4, 5 p.m.:  Service of Lessons and Carols, Battell Chapel

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The University Church is the historic student church at Yale, tracing its ancestry back to the original student church founded in 1757.   Today, we are a Christian congregation of Yale students, faculty, staff, and many friends from the New Haven area. 

When people ask how we categorize UCY, we say "come and see."  We're not easy to describe, but once people come, they tend to keep coming back.  We have wonderful music, creative services, preaching fit for an academic community, lots of service in New Haven, and, we hope, a warm and truly welcoming community. 

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 our pastors at ian.oliver@yale.edu or candice.provey@yale.edu.

Ian Oliver, Pastor and Senior Associate Chaplain, Yale University

Candice Ryals Provey, Associate Pastor and Associate Chaplain, Yale University


University Church in Yale

Worship:  Battell Chapel, 400 College Street (corner of College and Elm Sts.), New Haven, CT  06511

Office:  Bingham Hall, Entry D, Lower Level, Old Campus (corner of College and Chapel Sts.), New Haven, CT  06511

Phone: 203-432-1128