The Scriptorium Study Centre is a learning community that provides space and opportunities for students and members of the UBC community to explore the beauty, truth, and goodness of the world, in light of Jesus Christ and the Christian tradition.

We are open at select times during the week for studying or work, and host various public events including lectures, arts evenings, and film nights.  

Upcoming Scriptorium Events

The Scriptorium Study Hours

Located in University Chapel, The Scriptorium is a centre where anyone can come study, read, write, or just relax with a cup of coffee or tea. 

From September - April, The Scriptorium study hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30-4:30pm.  

We also host regular small group events, games nights, dinners, etc. in the Scriptorium. 

What is a Christian Study Centre?

Christian Study Centers are communities of students and scholars animated by the ancient ideal of faith seeking understanding. Located adjacent to colleges and universities, study centers support and complement the university's mission to discover and disseminate knowledge by convening conversations that address the big questions of life—questions of meaning, purpose and value. In addition to public events, many study centers offer intimate conversations and comfortable hospitality in their own facilities.

Talk to a Pastor
Mentoring, Discipleship, and Conversations about God

Want to have a conversation about faith but don't have anyone to talk to? We'd love to meet with with you. Let's grab a coffee on campus, or come over to The Burrow or University Chapel and we'll make a cup of coffee or tea and have a casual conversation. 

You can arrange to meet up with Fr. Geoff, Fr. Paul, or another chaplain, pastor, or friend of St. Thomas Mission. 

Email Fr. Paul or Fr. Geoff to arrange a conversation. 

Christian Formation
Courses, Public Lectures, Film Nights, and Curated Conversations

Contact paul@stthomasmission.ca for information about upcoming courses and special events. 

Take this survey to let us know what sort of topics you want us to address in future classes and events. 

 “Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.” 

-Henri Nouwen