The School of Theology cultivates a rich worship life that brings together students, faculty, staff, and administrators for a community encounter with the Holy. While rooted in the United Methodist tradition, the character of our worship is global and ecumenical, drawing upon the diverse liturgical traditions and theological perspectives of our community.
Our weekly service of worship takes place on Wednesdays during the academic year from 11:10am to 12:00pm at Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue (in-person attendees are required to follow Boston University’s COVID-19 procedures; masking is required and vaccination is expected). Services are typically available by Livestream each week.
The Worship Team of the School of Theology coordinates these services, bringing together students, faculty, and staff to offer their gifts and creativity in planning and/or leading worship.
The School of Theology community worships together each Wednesday morning at 11:10am in Marsh Chapel at the center of the Boston University Campus. All are invited to this weekly ecumenical service. The worship team of the School of Theology coordinates our weekly chapel services throughout the academic year. The worship team works together to bring the gifts, insights, and faith of the whole School of Theology community into dynamic conversation in our worship life together. Worship at STH aims at fostering joyful and purposeful worship that brings the community closer in fellowship and helps us to grow in our individual and communal relationships with God. The worship team is led by the Rev. Chad W. Kidd, Worship Coordinator, and includes a faculty liaison to worship, as well as student interns.
Welcome to the School of Theology! We invite you to consider being a part of the Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers. Over the past seven decades, the Seminary Singers have created and maintained a long, rich tradition of excellence in sacred choral music. Beginning in 1926 with Dr. James R. Houghton and continuing through the years, today’s Seminary Singers offer a choral anthem for each STH Wednesday service of worship at 11:10 AM.
One of the wonderful things about being a member of the Seminary Singers is how it enhances your Seminary education. We sing many different styles of music from different countries, representing the diversity in both the Seminary Singers and at STH. Seminary Singers is a non-auditioned group and is open to everyone (including spouses and partners who are able!); we are even privileged to have several singers from the faculty and administration. So whether you are a trained musician or just love to sing – you are very welcome in the Seminary Singers! What many members discover in the group are deep, supportive friendships, exciting sacred music literature that can be practically applied to your unique and future ministries, and a time of respite in the midst of rigorous academic study. Music and community have ways of touching the heart and renewing the spirit.
In addition to Wednesday service of worship, the Seminary Singers are often asked to sing at graduation, reunion festivities, and various Boston University holiday services. Every few years the School supports members of the group in recording a CD and going on tour during Spring Break.
We hope you will consider joining us!
Rev. Chad William Kidd
Director, Seminary Singers
School of Theology Worship Coordinator
Master of Divinity/Master of Sacred Music ‘05
Worship Beyond STH