Episcopal Chapel of the Incarnation

1522 West University Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32603

(Across from Library West)



Our History

The Chapel of the Incarnation has been serving University of Florida students for 87 years. Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, under the spiritual leadership of Bishop John Howard, we are a young adult campus ministry grounded in the Episcopal tradition.

A countless number of people have experienced the workings of the Holy Spirit on these grounds through the years. With a beautiful chapel, a lush study garden (also a place for prayer, to use the internet, and just to visit), a comfortable common room, a small library, offices, and sizable kitchen, we are an open and welcoming community.

Located across from Library West (Smathers Libraries), we strive to share the love of Christ and to be open to the fruit of the Spirit --- "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5.22). We are a diverse community of students who join together for social time, worship, and spiritual formation opportunities. Come, worship, and celebrate with us!

History Chapel SketchThe sketch to the left is a Kathleen Pagan drawing and was created in the mid-80s when she was a UF graduate student and a member of the Chapel of the Incarnation. She recalls, “I think I drew it as a meditation--I cannot recall otherwise.

I was a graduate student at UF. Rev. Steve Smith was the clergy. One of my favorite lines from scripture is 'now we see through a glass darkly, but then we will see face to face' and this drawing of the building makes me think of it.”

1522 West University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32603