The Chapel Program, Chaplains, and Finding a Place of Worship
- St. Mark’s School is an Episcopal School and has a rich spiritual tradition that is inclusive and welcoming of all faiths. The Chapel Program at St. Mark’s School is rich in content and diverse in expression and is designed to address and minister to the widely varying spiritual needs of students, faculty, staff, and their families through twice a week school-wide and periodic voluntary religious services, outreach opportunities, and pastoral care. The Interfaith Chapel Council, composed of students and faculty from diverse religious backgrounds, advises the chaplaincy and organizes student participation in the spiritual life of the school. Beautiful and intimate, Belmont Chapel provides a sacred space, set aside from the rest of our busy, achievement-oriented lives, that grounds and informs the heart, soul, and spirit of the St. Mark’s community. As a memorial to St. Markers who served their country in the First World War, Belmont Chapel reminds the community that theirs is a heritage rich in tradition and mindful of sacrifice.
Students wishing to participate in off campus religious services can speak to Reverend Barbara Talcott or Mr. Stephen Hebert about finding a nearby place of worship.
You should also be aware that Rev Talcott and Mr. Hebert, our school chaplains, are excellent resources and happy to talk with students during times of stress, sadness, loss, grief or confusion. With training in a variety of faiths and philosophies they are able to offer wisdom and guidance to students of all backgrounds.