Canterbury@Plymouth is the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire's connection to the students, faculty, and staff of Plymouth State University. The Rev. Kelly Sundberg Seaman is the Episcopal Chaplain to PSU, and works closely with other campus ministers at PSU to make space and time to ask questions about spirituality and religion; to foster community and kindness; and to invite folks to pause, ponder, reflect, and wonder. 


Why "Canterbury?" Well, the Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion, a family of Christian churches (in over 165 countries) that share tradtions of how they pray, worship, and believe with the Church of England, whose leader is the Archbishop of Canterbury. In some countries, church members call themselves "Anglicans," after the ancient name of the Church in England, "Ecclesia Anglicana." In other places, including in the U.S. and Scotland, we're "Episcopalians," because we have bishops ("bishop" is the English version of the Greek word "episkopos"). And Canterbury Cathedral in England is "the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury." So "Canterbury" is home base for Anglicans and Episcopalians.


That's a long answer. Here's a shorter one: Canterbury is also a place of pilgrimage, and what better way to remind ourselves that we are seekers than to share a name with a place where people have sought the holy for centuries.


Welcome, pilgrim! Send a message to Rev. Kelly at or to connect with Canterbury@Plymouth.