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Birks Chapel

A view of the Birks Heritage Chapel

This two storey, galleried chapel seats about 150. It originally reflected the interdenominational nature of the original colleges, and the ecumenical intention of Divinity Hall, now the Birks Building. Its more recent function reflects the pluralism of the campus, and the variety of faiths within the School of Religious Studies and McGill itself. In addition to regular services, the chapel is open to all members of the McGill Community for weddings, baptism and memorial services. Special ceremonies marking the beginning and ending of the academic term are also held.

Service schedule

Services are held during the term by and for staff and students of the School.

Marriages ceremonies

For detailed information about marriage services at Birks Chapel, click here Wedding Information Booklet and Wedding Application Form (non-fillable).


For detailed information about baptism at Birks Chapel, click here Baptism Information Booklet.

Memorial Services

For detailed information about memorial services at Birks Chapel, click here Memorial Service Information.


To reserve the chapel, please contact the Chapel Coordinator by phone at 514–398–4121 or via chapel [dot] relg [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail). The Chapel Coordinator's office hours are Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.