Brent House is the home of a diverse community of students, both undergraduate and graduate, at the University of Chicago and the other seminaries in Hyde Park, along with our alumni/ae and other friends. As a ministry of the Episcopal Church, we include all genders in every level of involvement and are fully inclusive of members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Recurring events

5:30–7:00 PM

Holy Eucharist and Supper

Join us for a service of Holy Communion with sermon and communal reflection, Brent House style, followed by a vegetarian supper.

2:00–5:00 PM

Afternoon Tea

Stop by the House for a cup of tea and an open time for conversation, studying, chatting, resting, or knitting. Drop in when you can, stay as long as you like.

5:30–6:00 PM

Evening Prayer

A short, contemplative service of Evening Prayer.

6:00 PM

Brentsday Dinner & Events

Our weekly vegetarian supper and programming, which could be anything from a movie or game night to a presentation or group discussion. Watch our Facebook page and this site for details for each week.

12:30–1:00 PM

Thursday Church

A simple celebration of the Eucharist in Bond Chapel. Join us for lunch together on campus afterwards.

Upcoming events

Apr 2

Holy Week

Join us for the most important week of our liturgical calendar. We will be observing this Holy Week by attending service at St. Paul's right here in Hyde Park.

May 21

Banned Books and the Fight to Restore Silenced Voices

Since her debut in 1992, Saville's focus has remained on the female body. She has stated, "I'm drawn to bodies that emanate a sort of state of in-betweeness.”

Sep 22

Late-Night Labyrinth Walk

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life.

Jan 1

Sunday Church: Feast of the Holy Name

If you're back in Chicago tonight, join us for a simple service of Eucharist (with Christmas carols!), followed by supper.. Your RSVP will help us plan food.

Jan 4

Brentsday: Epiphany Party!

Join us for a celebration of the Epiphany, with Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm, supper and King Cake, plus our trademark white elephant gift exchange.

Nov 2

All Souls/Day of the Dead Celebration

Tonight we'll mark the Day of the Dead (All Souls Day), a day when we remember loved ones who have died. We'll begin with Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm. Then we'll enjoy a festive meal (vegetarian, as usual) and the sharing of stories of those have gone before.

Get to know Brent

Our staff

Get to know some of our team members and stop by the house to talk to us at any point

The Reverend

Stacy Alan

Brent House Manager

Kate Randazzo

Office manager

Alisha Smith

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Brent House

The Episcopal Center at the University of Chicago

5540 South Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL
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