Marsh Chapel Orientation Information

This I Believe Speakers 2013

Marsh Chapel is an interdenominational Christian ministry living into the ethos set by President Daniel Marsh and the first Dean of Marsh Chapel, The Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman. Perhaps our present Dean, the Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill, says it best: “we preach the gospel of grace and freedom, a responsible Christian liberalism.” The third president of Boston University, Lemuel Murlin, said that BU is “in the heart of the city, in the service of the city.” In that spirit, we seek to be a heart for the heart of the city and to provide a worship service in the service of the city.

Our life together is rooted and grounded in worship, especially the 11AM Sunday interdenominational service in the nave of Marsh Chapel, also broadcast on 90.9FM WBUR and on the internet at We also provide opportunities for fellowship, service and study, and opportunities for student leadership through the Servant Team and Interfaith Council. The Marsh Chapel Choir sings the weekly service as well as several concerts throughout the year, the Thurman Choir provides a rich musical experience with somewhat less time commitment, and the Inner Strength Gospel Choir provides community and musicianship in the gospel tradition.  Information on these pages will be updated as it becomes available for the 2014-15 academic year.

To find out more about all of these ministries and more, see the navigation bar on the right. You can connect with us and keep up with community events here on the Marsh Chapel website, by liking the Facebook page, by following us on Twitter, and by signing up for Life Together, our weekly student newsletter. Feel free to drop by when you are here for orientation, or call/text/email/facebook/twitter Br. Larry, our University Chaplain for Community Life.  Do greet Jessica Chicka when you are here for orientation.