Welcome. The Canterbury Club is a student organization at Columbia and Barnard centered around the Episcopal and Anglican Church. You are most welcome regardless of prior religious connection (or no connection), or any other part of your identity. LGBTQ or straight, US citizen or from overseas, Barnard or Columbia, please join us. We particularly welcome students searching for a deeper meaning to life, or just a friendly group that enjoys spending time together. Please join us for chapel service in St. Paul’s at 6:15 pm every Sunday of the semester, or lunch every Thursday at noon, room 101 of Earl Hall (ground floor).

Weekly events

We get together for lunch every Thursday in Earl Hall, room 101, where lively conversation is the main event, along with a provided lunch. One student leads a very short noonday prayer. It’s a great way to catch up and talk about campus life. And of course we enjoy Sunday chapel and refreshments (home made goodies from Carolyn — come and meet her). 6:15 pm in St. Paul’s Chapel.


We’re a student group, but with some things that make us unique. Among them are our chaplain, our focus on our spiritual lives and strong community feeling, and our twice-weekly gathering. We enjoy good conversation and good food. Fortunately, both are in abundance.



Please check out our Facebook page. You can reach your president, Catherine Lemel, at cl3334@barnard.edu. And you can reach our chaplain, Richard Sloan, at rs3046@columbia.edu. Thanks, and have a great day. That’s Catherine in the middle of the photo, which was taken at St. Mary’s Church on West 126th Street as we prepared lunches for homeless people.