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University Ministry

  • Hours
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel
  • Baker University
  • 515 6th Street
  • Baldwin City, KS 66006


Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel

The Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel was moved stone by stone from the village of Sproxton, England, to serve as the spiritual center of the University. The chapel was dedicated at Baker in 1996 by Lady Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, whose father had preached in the building. Today, weekly University worship services are held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays during the academic year. Services are optional, and no classes or meetings are held at that time. The nondenominational services allow students to stay connected with their religious practices and to explore their beliefs during college.

Originally built in 1864, the Sproxton Methodist Chapel served its members for 124 years. Robert R. Osborne, of Olathe, Kan., generously provided the funding to dismantle, ship and rebuild the chapel, which was renamed to honor his wife, Clarice.

Osborne Chapel is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment only on the weekends and evenings. Appointments can be set up through the University Minister's office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 785.594.4553 to arrange for the chapel to be open for your visit. The University Minister's office and a fellowship area for students are located in the lower level of the chapel.

Chapel Tours

With prior notification, tours of the Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel are available to visiting groups of 10 or more. Please call 785.594.4553 or email Kris Oehlert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about details for your visit.