Campus Life

Spiritual Life

Our Spiritual Approach

Chatham Hall encourages spiritual reflection in all aspects of life on campus. Rather than emphasizing religious differences, we focus on what we have in common — our human spirituality — and encourage you to participate in ways that are most meaningful to you.

Chatham Hall is committed to nurturing your spiritual life in the spirit of the National Association of Episcopal Schools: At Chatham Hall we are interested in nurturing the whole girl. We live this vision out by focusing on what unites us, our spirituality, rather than what divides us. We recognize that adolescence is a time of critical thinking where doubt and questioning are natural parts of a developing spirituality. As such, at Chatham Hall you are encouraged and met with possibilities rather than feared and suppressed.

Though a school with rich Episcopal heritage, we welcome students of all backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs.

Ask Us About:

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  • Senior Chapel Talks

    During your final year at Chatham Hall, you are tasked with planning and giving a Senior Chapel Talk. Seniors choose each element of their special service, including the music, readings, quotes, and more. They then deliver their speech about something important to them to the entire School community.
  • Guild System

    The Guild System offers you an additional way to get involved with Chapel services. Guilds include the Chapel Servers Guild where students serve as acolytes or banner carriers, Bread Making Guild where students prepare bread for communion, Altar Guild where students care for the School's sacred items, and Flower Guild where students make floral arrangements for the altar.

Spiritual Life Team

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  • Photo of Elisabeth Barksdale

    Elisabeth "Beth" Barksdale 

    Dean of the Chapel & Spiritual Life, Director of Entrepreneurship
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  • Photo of Rebecca Crites

    Rebecca "Mother Becky" Crites 

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800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9 -12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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