The Bigelow Chapel was made possible by an initial gift from Mary Bigelow McMillan in honor of her parents, Charles H. and Allison Bigelow, who were active members of House of Hope Presbyterian Church. The innovative design and beauty offer a sacred space where worship, ritual, and meditation are easily invited. The chapel is a religious building offering both the seminary and wider community a profound statement of God’s presence and mystery in the world. While the chapel is able to provide intimate space for groups of 20-40 people, it also has the capacity to accommodate more than 200 people for worship and special events.
The Bigelow Chapel increases our outreach to the community, serves as a setting for public lectures and convocations, offers gallery space for art exhibits, and provides a venue for musical concerts, liturgical dance, and chancel drama. Additionally, the chapel serves as a site for special, public ecumenical worship services.