The University Church in Yale is the first university congregation in America, starting at Yale in 1757. Today, we are a student-focused church welcoming Christian students of all backgrounds, as well as staff, faculty and New Haven neighbors. Our church life is centered around Sunday worship in Yale’s historic Battell Chapel, which features beautiful music, challenging and thoughtful preaching, and the prayer of a diverse, faithful community. We share our love of God with our neighbors through a commitment to service and advocacy for the hungry and homeless in New Haven. And we have lots of fun together with retreats, study groups, meals, concerts, lectures and other events. Whether you’re a lifelong Christian or exploring church for the first time, you are welcome here.
Worship Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Battell Chapel
At the corner of College and Elm Streets in downtown New Haven
Our Mission Statement
God calls us together to 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.