The Vail Interfaith Chapel shines as one of the first interfaith chapels in the nation, an example for both inter-religious harmony and ecumenical experience. The Vail Religious Foundation brought faith communities together to build a chapel shared by different local faith expressions. We welcome and invite you to celebrate the diverse faith traditions and spiritual wisdom of the Vail Valley. Together, we experience the Vail Interfaith Chapel’s earliest days of this beautiful resort community. And together, we focus our attention on the future of our beloved Chapel.
For over 50 years, the Vail Religious Foundation has welcomed six congregations under one roof at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. We support and enrich the spiritual life of our community as a center for faith and worship, education, emergency services, support groups and the arts. We cultivate collaboration through interfaith dialogue, celebrating unity and cherishing diversity as part of one global human family.
The Vail Interfaith Chapel remains the foundational center of faith and spiritual life for residents and guests of the Vail Valley and beyond.
The Vail Interfaith Chapel continues to be the Town of Vail’s vital community center for support groups, stranded travelers, weddings and life events, arts, education, faith, and more.
The Vail Interfaith Chapel continues to be a nonpartisan sanctuary for residents and guests alike for dialogue, inspiration, healing and joy. Over 34,000 residents and guests attend worship services each year at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.
As a founding interfaith chapel in the United States, the Vail Interfaith Chapel will continue to provide a framework for and inspire others, both new and old.
When Vail was in its infancy, religious services were held in a variety of unlikely locations – lodges, bars and restaurants, to name a few. As the services became more requested, it was more and more difficult for visitors and locals to find their particular service.
In 1963, the Vail Religious Foundation was formed by a group of full- and part-time area residents to explore the possibility of establishing a permanent structure to meet the worship needs of the growing community. The Vail Interfaith Chapel was the result of the foundation’s efforts.
This enduring and unique bond of cooperation between the six faith communities is a testimony to the concept that sharing works! The six worshipping faiths include B’nai Vail, St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Covenant Presbyterian, The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran and Trinity Baptist Church.
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