The development of community life at the College
is both a joy and a task. Thus the presence and involvement of students
in all aspects of College life is required.
Presbyterian College is a worshiping as well as an academic community.
Our daily lives of study and preparation for ministry are themselves
part of our worship of the living God.
the College community also gathers to focus that personal worship
in the corporate worship of the College Chapel. While the Chapel
is available during week-days for private prayer, and for group
prayer, the whole community meets together each week for worship on Wednesday mornings at 11.35
a.m. Generally, Wednesday Chapel
is faculty-led and shared with guest preachers.
Near the end of each term, the whole College community joined by
family members and members of the Senate meets together in worshipful
celebration, in early December for Advent, and in late April for
the end of the academic year Thanksgiving.
After Wednesday Chapel, the College community gathers for lunch
provided by the College, following which a discussion is held on
some topic relevant to Christian ministry. After the December Advent
Service and the April Thanksgiving Service, formal dinners are held
in the College Dining Hall.
The Upper Common Room is generally available as a meeting place
for both theological students and faculty. An adjacent small kitchen
allows for the preparation of coffee and snacks.
An annual College Retreat is held in early September. The retreat offers an opportunity for students and faculty to become
acquainted and build a sense of community. Spouses are welcome to
attend. The College will assist with babysitting expenses, if required.
Retreat information will be made available at the time of registration
in early September.
While the setting of the College is ecumenical, in that each day
is spent studying with students from other denominations, this ecumenicity
is formalized through a joint worship/lunch/discussion event held
each term between the three associated theological colleges. In
addition, there is an annual meeting between the
three Protestant Colleges and
Le Grand Séminaire.