worship and community
Regent College is an international and transdenominational community. Our students come from over 40 countries and represent over 30 denominations. This richness informs everything we do at Regent!
We hold a weekly Chapel service every Tuesday, and we offer a number of regular prayer and retreat opportunities for students throughout the academic year.
Fostering worship and enriching the spiritual community at the College are the chief functions of Regent’s weekly Chapel services. Held from 11:00 am–12 pm every Tuesday during the Fall and Winter terms, this is the one regularly scheduled opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come together. Our Chapel services are also attended by members of the wider community, students dropping in from UBC, and visitors to our campus. All are welcome! Following the service, everyone gathers for an informal lunch of homemade soup and bread. Please note that during Spring and Summer, Chapel days and times may vary.
Learn more about the Chapel at Regent.
Wine Before Lunch Anglican Communion Service
Join us each Thursday during Fall and Winter terms at 11 am for a service of Holy Communion in the Prayer Room on the ground floor. Wine Before Lunch is brought to you by the Anglican Studies program at Regent, and this term, we will be joined by our new Anglican chaplain, Rev. James Wagner. All students are welcome to attend these services.
Group prayer room on the ground floor
The Prayer Room on the ground floor is available for individual and group prayer. To book this room in advance, please contact [email protected].
Prayer nook on upper floor
A beautiful new prayer space was installed on the upper level of the College on October 28, 2011. Free-standing stained glass panels create a secluded corner beside a hanging painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Come and visit this quiet, sheltered space alone in meditation or with a few of your fellow students for prayer.
Participating in a local church
We hope that all of our students, while studying at Regent, will worship and participate in a church community.
Looking for a church community? Contact the Assistant Dean of Students for resources on church communities in Vancouver.
Regent offers a spiritual direction program for students. Visit the Living Well page for more information.
communityThe Dean of Students Office, often partnering with the Regent College Student Association, organizes events and forums for students to get to know each other, interact with staff and faculty, and bond as a community. Watch our events calendar for upcoming events.
Each September, students and their families, together with Regent faculty and staff, gather for a weekend retreat at RockRidge Canyon in Princeton, BC. It is here—in an atmosphere of relaxed fellowship, worship, prayer (and more than a little creative distraction!)—that the tone is set for the coming year. We encourage each of you to join us.
Details for the Fall Retreat become available in the summer, on our events calendar.
Please note: there will be no Fall Retreat in 2020.
We encourage all students and their families to join a community group at Regent. These groups are led by an appointed faculty and/or student leader. Each week they gather for one hour of fellowship and discussion following the Tuesday Chapel service.
During the year, each group also takes a turn preparing the Tuesday community lunch of homemade soup and bread and helping with childcare during Chapel.
Many groups plan a weekend retreat together and/or other activities such as meals, service opportunities, and social activities.
Please note: there will be no soup lunches or community groups in the 2020 Fall Term. The Dean of Students Office has planned other ways for students to build community and more information will be sent to registered students about how they can participate.
Regent College hosts several events during the year that draw people together. Special events include a Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in the Fall term, Taste of the World (a big gathering where people bring food from their various cultures) and L'Chaim (our end of year party) in the Winter Term. Refer to our events calendar for dates and times of upcoming events.
Moodle is our online environment where you can find course syllabi and class notes, participate in online course discussions, access housing resources, and connect with other students to share resources. Log in to Moodle: moodle.regent-college.edu
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