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Knowles Memorial Chapel

The chapel and its services represent Rollins' unique heritage and adventurous founding. From morning until late at night, the chapel provides a place of meeting, a place of quiet, and a visible reminder of the relationship between the religious life and the academic search for truth.

The bell in the chapel tower, which rings at noon every day and for all chapel services, is the same bell that called students to class on the first day of classes in 1885. Learn More Now

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The bell in the chapel tower, which rings at noon every day and for all chapel services, is the same bell that called students to class on the first day of classes in 1885. Learn More Now

About Knowles Memorial Chapel

The Dean of Religious Life acts as the pastor of the College. There are weekly worship services, classes on Scripture and Theology, marriage counseling and visits to the sick. The Dean also performs marriages, baptisms, funerals and memorial services for members of the Rollins community. She also coordinates a wide array of activities that provide a distinct aspect of student life here at Rollins. The Dean of Religious Life also provides pastoral and personal counseling to staff and students, regardless of religious orientation.

Through worship, study groups, fellowship, Bible studies and retreats at the chapel, religious life and values are enhanced and students are encouraged to grow in their religious understanding and faithfulness. Religious groups often use the chapel as a meeting place for joint service projects like Habitat for Humanity, local community projects, and Special Olympics.

Special Services

Good Friday and Easter Sunday Schedule

Please note that masks are required, and we will observe social distancing guidelines.
Space is limited, please be sure to RSVP if asked.

Good Friday Service (in-person only)
Friday, April 2, 2021
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Knowles Chapel
Please RSVP-Only 40 spots available.

Easter Sunrise Service (in-person only)
Sunday, April 4th, 
7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Cornell Museum of Fine Arts Patio (by Lake Virginia)
Please RSVP-Only 95 spots available.

Please join us for our annual Easter Sunrise Service with First Congregational Church of Winter Park. Masks are mandatory. Also, we will observe social distancing guidelines.

This service will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

There are only 95 slots available. You will need to RSVP by clicking on the link below. Please have a copy of your receipt or be prepared to show your entry ticket upon arrival.

Questions? Contact Rev. Katrina Jenkins, Dean of Religious Life at Rollins College @407.646.2440. Or email:

Easter Sunday Chapel Service  (in-person and virtually)
April 4, 2021
11:00-AM -12:00 PM
Knowles Chapel
PLEASE RSVP to attend in-person.  Only 46 spots available.

Or join us virtually on Zoom!

Rev. Katrina Jenkins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Easter Sunday Catholic Mass (in-person only)
April 4, 2021

8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Knowles Chapel
The space limit for this service is 50.
For more information, please contact Dr. Joan Davison at:

Special services occur in the chapel throughout the year. The music department presents many concerts throughout the academic year featuring visiting guest artists and the many music students who represent the Rollins Choir, Women's Ensemble, musical groups and instrumentalists. Distinguished religious leaders are invited to speak in the chapel. Christmas Vespers, an annual tradition, attracts capacity crowds.

Worship Services

A nondenominational Christian Worship Service occurs every Sunday at 11 a.m. during the academic year. Services feature music performed by various members or groups from the Department of Music. Sermons are by the Dean of Religious Life as well as renowned visiting preachers.

Music & the Arts

Music plays a major role in the life of Knowles Chapel. The Rollins College Choir sings at the Christmas Vespers, and services for Parents Weekend, Founders Day, Alumni Reunion Weekend, Easter and Baccalaureate. Concerts and recitals are presented in the chapel all through the school year. The 155 voices of the Bach Festival Choir perform to standing room only at the annual, renowned Bach Festival held in the chapel every winter.

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Knowles Memorial Chapel
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. - 2738
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
T. 407.646.2115