What is the Episcopal Church?

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men [and people] serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

(from https://www.episcopalchurch.org/what-we-believe)

what is your connection with stanford, diocal and unilu?

The Stanford Canterbury Foundation is a ministry sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of California (and you!). The sponsorship provides a stipend for a chaplain. The chaplain provides pastoral care for Stanford Canterbury students, faculty and alumni. They strive to connect students to local churches, and connect churches to ministry opportunities. The chaplain also acts as co-Advisor to the Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry at Stanford (ELCM), which is a Student Activities and Leadership organization. ELCM hosts weekly events like Bread and Belonging at UniLu Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and worship in MemChu, Thursday at 12:10 p.m. Finally, Stanford Canterbury provides additional funds for activities, dinners, events, pub/cafe theology events, gifts like finals care packages for students, and more! If there are other ways you believe Stanford Canterbury should be supporting ministry at Stanford, feel free to contact us at stanfordcanterbury@gmail.com.

how can i support the ministry of stanford canterbury?

Thank you for your interest in supporting us! We welcome your support of time, talent or treasure. We invite you to pray for our students, cook a vegetarian and vegan meal for our Wednesday fellowship, or to support the ministry financially. Please sign up at this interest form here or contact stanfordcanterbury@gmail.com.

You can donate directly to us by clicking here and designating your gift to Stanford Chaplaincy. You can also mail us a check at:

Stanford Canterbury

PO Box 18687

Palo Alto, CA 94305

Are you a 501(3)c?

The Stanford Canterbury Foundation is a ministry of DioCal, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Tax ID #94-1156840.

are you lgbtqIa+ friendly?

we strive to be inclusive and affirming of individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. LGBTQIA+ folks are able to participate in all forms of leadership in this organization and in the church.

Any other questions?

Feel free to contact us at stanfordcanterbury@gmail.com