Chapel & Spirituality

The Chapel Program

The Mercersburg Chapel ministers not only to the spiritual needs of the Academy community, but to its moral and ethical needs as well.

The entire school community meets frequently in the Irvine Memorial Chapel for the Chapel Speaker Series. This lecture series features student speakers and distinguished guests from a wide range of professions and religious backgrounds to discuss moral and ethical questions.

In addition, the Chapel hosts a variety of public speakers in the Monday Evening Lecture Series. Recent guests have included poets, professors, sports journalists, and a Native American medicine woman.

During weekly worship services and special celebrations, such as Convocation, Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, and Baccalaureate, the extended Mercersburg community enjoys programs enhanced by the music of our own carillon.

For a full list of Chapel events, check out the Mercersburg community calendar.

Recent Chapel Services

Transcripts of selected sermons from Academy Chapel services will be posted here throughout the year in PDF format. Academy Chapel services occur each Sunday when the school is in session.

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.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-328-6173