Canterbury is the Episcopal Chaplaincy to the students and staff of the College of William and Mary. We are a joint ministry of Bruton Parish Church and the College of William and Mary.
We are a joyful and welcoming group that meets several times a week for worship, community service, fellowship, and eating M&Ms. Through regular worship and social events, we strive to build a tight-knit community of faith. Whether through acolyting for Sunday and Tuesday services, leading the "Smells and Bells" service, our "Canterbuddy" prayer buddies program, or through our weekly Bible study, we seek a closer relationship not only with one another but also with God.
Our banner can be seen hanging proudly at the activities fairs, and each semester starts with a trip to Sno-to-Go and ends with a Sunrise Eucharist camping trip at Chanco on the James where we love to meet incoming classes and transfer students. Throughout the semester, we can be found volunteering with community programs such as PORT and Avalon Women's Shelter, as well as in Colonial Williamsburg. Last semester, we cleaned the historic Tarpley Bell for the first time in 250 years. During the holiday seasons, you can find us selling baked goods, cider, hot cocoa, and more during Grand Illuminations, CW's fireworks celebration. Selling these concessions is one of the two main ways we fundraise for our biennial service trip to San Pedro, Belize, the other being our annual Black Tie Gala and Silent Auction, the proceeds of which go towards scholarships for students of the Holy Cross School.