Bible Study Groups

Many houses of worship in the New Haven area offer Bible study groups that are open to all. Click on the Local Worship link in the left sidebar to browse the web sites of churches or other places of worship in order to see their spiritual formation offerings.

Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale, hosts the “Small Church Communities (SCC)” program. With the exception of some coordinating responsibilities (performed by the chaplains at Saint Thomas More), the program is entirely student run. Students gather together once a week to reflect on the upcoming readings for the particular Sunday. Many participants find that, while they are delving into the Scriptures, they also cultivate lasting friendships based in meaningful faith-sharing. One of the assistant chaplains, Katie Byrnes, is willing to facilitate the creation of an SCC at the Divinity School. If interested, email

The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut sometimes hosts Bible studies on-line. All are welcome to participate. To become involved, you should become a member of the Web site hosted by the diocese, called CT Mission Connect. The site offers this: “Membership and participation is open to people of any faith or no faith at all and the focus is on God’s mission and on participation in God’s mission as it becomes defined and lived out by the community. This site was created as a platform and network to serve Episcopalians in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut and their communities, networks, friends, and mission partners and complement the efforts of the “Mission Discernment Initiative” that the Diocese voted to launch in October 2010.”