The Episcopal Center

at the University of Michigan

721 East Huron Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104


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One of the primary goals of Canterbury House is to aid in the spiritual development and formation of its members. From the one-on-one pastoral care, counseling, and spiritual direction offered by the Chaplain to the many spiritual formation and educational programs offered each year, Canterbury House reaches out to the U of M community to provide spiritual growth and assistance to all who need it. In our cycles of prayer, we pray daily for the Anglican Church throughout the world, for campus ministries nationwide, and for churches in the Diocese of Michigan. We pray daily for those in our community whose needs are known to us. Our worship services are energetic, engaging,

contextual, and intimate.
Over the past fifty years, Canterbury House has hosted musical performances by a wide variety of forward-thinking, innovative “prophetic voices.” In the mid 1960s and early 1970s, the Concert Series featured now-legendary performers such as Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, Odetta, Gordon Lightfoot, and the MC5. More recently, the Series has featured regional acts, student and faculty ensembles, and internationally known artists drawing from jazz, folk, contemporary
classical, electronic music, and improvised music. Artists such as Pauline Olveros, Steve Swell, Henry Grimes, Billy Bang, Oliver Lake, Faruq Z. Bey and Peter Kowald are a sampling of the high level of music featured in this series.


If you are exploring your faith, creating your ethic, looking for a safe place to ask hard questions, need a welcoming and open community, like new and interesting art and music, or are wondering how you can make a difference in the world, then Canterbury House is ready for you. The atmosphere is relaxed, the worship is informal and accessible, and the teapot is on the stove. During the week we offer an open door, a quiet place, and a listening ear, as well as discussion groups, Bible studies, and social activities. We are committed to engagement with all of creation, so here you will also find social activism on behalf of the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed.