Local Info/Activities

Worship

The Community of St. Mary, an Episcopal convent which is a five minute walk from our main buildings, offers daily Eucharist services Tuesday-Saturday at 7 a.m., noon, and 5 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday Eucharist services at 8 a.m. Visit the sisters' website here.

Otey Parish, located in Sewanee, offers various services during the week, as well as two Sunday services at 8:50 a.m. and 11 a.m.

All Saints Chapel, located in the center of The University of the South campus, offers several week day services in their St. Augustine Chapel, as well as an 8 a.m service on Sunday and an 11 a.m. service when the school is in session.

A complete listing of weekly services is in the The Sewanee Messenger, www.sewaneemessenger.com

During the academic year, the Chapel of the Apostles at the School of Theology offers morning prayer services Monday-Friday at 8:05 a.m., evening prayer services Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:10 p.m., as well as Eucharist on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 12 p.m., Wednesday at 11 p.m., and Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Hiking

Guests wishing to spend time on the grounds of St. Mary’s may use any of our hiking trails. Trails vary in difficulty and length and offer a relaxing and peaceful time with God in nature. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and light clothing.

Feel free to walk the path of the labyrinth or wander down Turkey Hollow Trail, a brief 45 minute walk along the Bluff to enjoy the beautiful views and take a breath of fresh, mountain air. For longer hikes, you can take the Mountain Goat Trail towards Sewanee and Monteagle and connect to Sewanee’s Perimeter Trail.  Or, make a five minute drive over to the University of the South and take advantage of the 13,000 acre campus.  The most popular trails on Sewanee’s “Domain” are the Cross to Morgan’s Steep, Bridal Veil Falls, Piney Point, and Shakerag Hollow to Green’s View (famous for early spring wildflowers!).  Some of the most stunning overlooks on our planet Earth are located right along these trails!  You can find detailed maps of these hikes and others in the Area Hiking Trails binder in St. Mary’s Hall lobby.