Regular Opportunities for Religious Practice

Muslim students celebrate together.

Buddhist Meditation
Friday 7 p.m. - Students – Wicks Room
Friday 8 p.m. - Adults (faculty & staff) – Wicks Room

Christian Worship
Ecumenical Protestant Service – Sunday 12:30 p.m. – Phelps Sanctuary 
Roman Catholic Mass – Sundays – St. Michael Parish in Exeter (see the St. Michael Parish website for Mass times)

Preparation Program Options for the Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation:
If you would like to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, an on-campus program will be offered that will enable Academy students to receive the sacrament in the spring at St. Michael Parish in Exeter. Students also have the option  to participate in the traditional parish-based program. For more information, please contact Mrs. Richter, Adviser to Catholic Exonians, via email at or by phone at ext. 3788. 

Hindu Puja
Sunday 7 p.m. - Puja Room, Lower Level

Jewish Shabbat Services and Dinner
Friday 6 p.m. – Shabbat Dinner – Lower Level

Muslim Prayers and Lunch
Friday 12:50 p.m. – Jummah Prayer – Musallah Room, Lower Level

Non-Traditional Services

Evening Prayer
Tuesday 9:30 p.m. – Phelps Sanctuary
A candlelit service with student music and poetry shared by the School Minister or another adult in the community. Underclass students in good disciplinary standing may check out to attend.

Wednesday 9:50 a.m. – Phelps Sanctuary
This service consists of an extended personal narrative, framed by music. In the fall and winter, an adult member of the PEA community or the broader Exeter community speaks, and in the spring, PEA Seniors speak. 

Other Gatherings

Christian Fellowship
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – Lower Level

Catholic Exonians 
Catholic students gather at 8:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings to attend Mass together at St. Michael Parish and for other social events as scheduled.

Christian Community Prayer Group
Alternate Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - Lower Level

All religious communities on campus gather for holiday celebrations when they occur while students are on campus. Keep an eye on the community calendar for these special occasions which are open to the whole Phillips Exeter Academy community.