College Ministry


College Ministry

Since the 1920s, the Episcopal Church has been reaching across from 6221 Main Street and provided Spiritual food for people following Jesus and attending Rice University. The times have changed but the mission hasn’t. Autry House is the current embodiment of this fundamental mission.

Supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Autry House gathers Rice students around the Eucharistic table, and around as many lunch and dinner tables as we can manage. We honor our Anglican identity by demonstrating Jesus’ radical hospitality for everyone, whether liberal or conservative, evangelical or secularist. Our hope is to inspire Rice students to love those who are different from them as brothers and sisters, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our community life is oriented around a casual celebration of Holy Communion that takes place on Sunday evenings in St. Bede’s Chapel, in Autry House, at 6:30PM with a free dinner afterwards. We also meet several times a month for various excursions around town, and several times a week for lunch on campus.

For more information about Autry House like us on Facebook, check us out on tumblr or follow us on twitter. Contact our missioner, Patrick Hall, on Facebook, via email or twitter. If you are part of the Rice community, come break bread with us!

Interested? Contact The Reverend Patrick Hall for more information.