• Rutgers Canterbury House
  • Rutgers Canterbury House
  • Rutgers Canterbury House

Who We Are

The Christian house at Rutgers University.

Our mission is the spiritual formation of young adults for ministry and leadership in the Church.

Our values are a reflection of our faith in the Holy Trinity, our reverence for the Word of God, and our accountability to the fellowship of the Church. We affirm the diversity of Christian traditions, the variety of human experience, the necessity of ecumenical collaboration, the dignity of every human being, the goodness of God’s creation, the imperatives of justice, peace and stewardship of the earth, and the virtues of humility, compassion, generosity, imagination, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking.

Our vision is to serve every branch of the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus of Rutgers University by raising up leaders in every school, department and office.

We are a ministry of the Episcopal Church, a member of the worldwide Anglican communion of churches, an ancient branch of the Christian tree, rooted in the grace of Jesus Christ.

Our ministries are usually on the scale of small groups. You'll be amazed by the diversity of the people who sit at our tables. We invite you to visit!





Our Services

Service Times

  • 06:00pm - Word and Spirit Night
  • 12:30pm - Thursday Worship in the chapel
  • 07:30pm - C.S. Lewis Society

What to Expect

What are services like?
Canterbury House at Rutgers University in New Brunswick is a Christian house of hospitality and an ecumenical center for Episcopal and Protestant ministry, located at 5 Mine Street, close to the College Avenue bus stops. Every week people like you – with similar interests, stories, questions and struggles – gather to share faith and go deeper. Take a little time to explore this website and see all the possibilities for you to grow in faith and to follow Jesus. The best way to get to know us is to visit Canterbury House. During the fall and spring semesters there are opportunities throughout the week to gather for worship, prayer, and reading and discussing the Bible with friends. Our worship is reverent but relaxed and very accessible to newcomers. You can express doubts, ask questions, and seek a deeper understanding of Christian faith through the riches of the Christian traditions represented under our roof.

What is the community like?
The people who visit Canterbury House come from a variety of backgrounds. Some identify with the Episcopal Church or another Protestant church. Some do not claim a membership in a Christian church. Many are in transition – they are seekers. We all don’t agree or see things the same way. We listen to and learn from each other. You might be surprised by laughter, even when we’re dealing with serious stuff.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Rutgers Canterbury House is a place for exploring Christian faith. Our worship is very accessible (it follows a liturgical pattern that's easy to learn). You'll find encouragement to ask questions but not pressure to join. It takes time to build trust. We find that the best ways to build trust is by worshipping together and sharing meals together as a community where we all can explore the questions and issues raised for us by our worship. We hope to see you soon! “May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).


Brandon Daniel King
Interim Administrator

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