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Chapel History

The Chapel at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies is set in a scene far distant from that in which it spent the greater part of its existence. It began life in 1799 as a stately Georgian building on the sugar estate of Gale’s Valley in Trelawny, one of the north-western parishes of Jamaica. By 1955, still in its original site, it had long ceased to play any part in the sugar factory for which it was constructed, but still attracted the occasional visitor ... read mre

Chapel Services

The Anglican Eucharist is celebrated at 7:00 am every Sunday. Mass is also conducted at 9:15 by the Roman Catholic Chaplain on the fifth Sunday. Inter-denominational services, conducted in rotation by the Methodist, United Church, Baptist and Moravian Chaplains, are held at 9:15a.m. on Sundays during semester. Service is conducted by the Pentecostal Chaplain at 11:00 a.m. on the third Sunday.

Weekly meetings are held by the University and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) on Thursday afternoons, and by the Universities and Colleges Apostolic Ministry (UCAM) on Friday afternoons, during term. Mass is said on the fifth Sunday at 9:15 a.m. during term for the Roman Catholic Student Fellowship, whose members regularly worship at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Papine. The Seventh-day Adventist Students hold their Advent Fellowship Day on the first or second Saturday in November. Groups of staff and/or students meet in the Chapel from time to time during the lunch hour, for meditation or fellowship.

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