About Manchester

Church of the Brethren

Manchester University is one of six colleges across the nation grounded in the values and traditions of the Church of the Brethren. Manchester maintains an important relationship with the church, a Christian denomination recognized as a historic peace church, and one that actively lives out faith in reconciliation, service, simple living, community, and love as taught and modeled by Jesus Christ. Acknowledging religious diversity, Manchester University welcomes persons of all faith traditions and provides opportunities to explore, develop and nurture faith in an environment that respects the infinite worth of every person.

The University is committed to being a community of faith and learning. Our Values Statement affirms both learning and faith as being central to our institutional identity.

Petersime Chapel
Chapel services are held weekly at Petersime Chapel, located in the center of campus.