Chapel & Spirituality

Local Houses of Worship

Students come to Mercersburg Academy from different cultural and religious backgrounds, and we embrace this diversity on our campus. Therefore, we provide transportation to or sponsor worship services and events for those of other faiths, and use these occasions as teaching moments for the community.

A voluntary, ecumenical service of worship in the Protestant tradition is held each Sunday that school is in session in the Irvine Memorial Chapel, usually at 11 a.m. All are invited and welcome, whether you are a student/faculty or staff member/family member from the Academy community, or from the greater community of Mercersburg or places farther away.

Latin teacher Tom Thorne organizes weekly transportation to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mercersburg for Sunday Mass.

Several churches are within walking distance of campus, including:
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Trinity United Church of Christ
  • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Presbyterian Church of the Upper West Conococheague
Congregation B’Nai Abraham is located in Hagerstown; Congregation Sons of Israel is located in Chambersburg. Students wishing to attend these services or others can make travel arrangements through the school minister.

If you have questions about other worship services or denominations available near Mercersburg Academy, please contact school minister Will Whitmore at 717-328-6137 or
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236