The Peter J. Gomes Chapel

The Service of Naming the Peter J. Gomes Chapel is Thursday, October 25, 4:15—5:45 p.m. 

Dedicated as a house of prayer and meditation open to all, the College Chapel will be named in memory of the Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65, D.D. ’96, on Oct. 25, 2012.

Gomes, a man of God and a man of joy, a friend of many and a brilliant preacher, and an influential author and principled religious voice in America, died Feb. 28, 2011, at age 68. He was the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University.

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65 (right) is shown here with his friend, the late Jim Carignan ’61, at Reunion 1998 when Gomes received the college’s highest alumni honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Award. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

More on the Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65 from Bates News

Gomes sings the College Hymn at the end of the 2010 Alumni Memorial Service at Bates, at which he delivered the sermon. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
  • The Rev. Peter Gomes ’65, a ‘joyous man,’ remembered in Chapel observance (3-7-11)
  • The Rev. Peter Gomes ’65, Harvard minister and beloved son of Bates, dies at age 68 (3-1-11)
  • Harvard preacher, author Gomes ’65 to address Bates convocation (8-30-2005)
  • The Rev. Peter Gomes ’65 to deliver Muskie Environmental Lecture at Bates (2-25-99)
  • Bates alumni to convene for June reunion (5-29-98)