Welcome to the UMW Canterbury Ministry website!

Welcome to the UMW Canterbury website!


We hold activities on Sundays and during the week, mostly on Tuesdays.  To see what upcoming activities we have planned, check out our Upcoming Activities page.


The University of Mary Washington Canterbury Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministry is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


The mission of Canterbury is to offer opportunities for students, faculty, and employees of the University of Mary Washington to rest, study, worship, have fun, serve, and grow in faith.  A big part of the Canterbury ministry is the Canterbury House, where most of our activities take place.  The members of Canterbury are mostly Episcopalians/Anglicans and Lutherans, but others come from a variety of denominational and faith backgrounds.  We are male and female, straight and gay, conservative and progressive (and in between).  Some of us are well established in our beliefs, and others are questioning their faith.  All of us are part of a loving and supportive community of disciples who are helping each other follow the Way of Jesus, who calls us to a life of radical hospitality by loving God, loving one another, and loving ourselves.


Episcopal New Service

  • Detroit delays water shutoff 15 days
    [Episcopal News Service] The building crowd – which swelled to more than 1,000 protesters on July 18 in downtown Detroit – had a chant growing ever louder. “What do we want?  Water. When do we want it? Now.” Their voices were apparently heard. Monday, after months of residential water shutoffs designed to help the bankrupt […]
  • Grace Cathedral dean to become Stanford’s dean for religious life
    [Stanford University press release] The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw will be the new dean for religious life at Stanford and will also teach students as a faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies. (Photo courtesy of Jane Shaw)The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, has been named […]
  • Will Mebane to serve St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, as interim dean
    [St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral press release] The Rev. Will Mebane will assume interim leadership of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral on July 1. Mebane comes to Buffalo from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has served as Canon since 2011. Mebane entered ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church after an eclectic career in media.  […]

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