About Cannon Chapel

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Cannon Chapel, named for William R. Cannon, who was dean of Candler School of Theology and later a bishop of the United Methodist Church, was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Paul Rudolph, son of one of Candler School of Theology's first graduates. Ground was broken for the chapel on August 30, 1979, by President Jimmy Carter. The building was consecrated on September 30, 1981.

The building houses the office of the Dean of the Chapel, Candler School of Theology's Office of Worship, a large chapel, meeting space, and academic classrooms. Weekly services including Catholic Mass and University Worship take place in this building.


The normal hours of operation for Cannon Chapel during the academic year are:

  • Sunday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, closed (unless otherwise scheduled)

If your event is scheduled to begin earlier or last longer than normal hours of operation, please be sure to clear this with the Events Coordinator.


Spirituality in College | Sacred Sounds and Spaces

Cannon Chapel: Emory Magazine, 1981

Cannon Chapel: Twenty Years of Sacred Space

Rudolph's Legacy

Photos of Cannon Chapel by Philip Trammell Shutze