A brief Chapel service is held each morning at 8:25 a.m. for all students and staff. The service is conducted by one of the clergy or staff of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School. The service is a shortened form of the order of Daily Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer as it is used in the Episcopal Church. The religious emphasis is intended to establish a foundation for Christian living, though no denominational tenets are stressed.
Every Thursday, there are birthday blessings for children whose birthdays fall within the week. The presentation by the birthday children of books to the school library at these Thursday services is a St. Andrew’s tradition. The books, which will bear the donor’s name, may be chosen from those the librarian has reserved for this purpose.
Students sit with their respective classes during all Chapel services. Visiting family members who come for birthday blessings or any other occasions may sit with the student in his/her class group as space allows, or they may choose to sit behind the student body. Students are expected to remain with their class group during Chapel.
The Chapel service is held Monday through Friday at 8:25 a.m., and visitors are always welcome! A copy of the service is available at the River Road entrance of the church. This service offers a wonderful way to begin your morning.