REOPENING JAN. 23! On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, the Memorial Church Sanctuary and Appleton Chapel will reopen after a six-month renovation. The lower-level of the church will reopen on a limited basis on Jan. 30. LEARN MORE ➤

Next Sunday Service

2017 Jan 29

The First Sunday of Spring Term

11:00am to 12:30pm


The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Jonathan L. WaltonPreacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church. 

Anthems: Haydn, Awake the Harp; Elgar, Great Is the Lord.

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Scenes from the 107th Annual Christmas Carol Service

Merry Christmas from the Memorial Church!

Photo Slideshow from the 107th Annual Christmas Carol Service. The Holly and the Ivy (2011), Matthew Owens, performed by the Harvard University Choir.

“The Chorus Line”

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Harvard University is an institution cultivated, in part, on the foundation of long-standing traditions that seem to inhabit nearly every corner of the institution. The Harvard University Choir is one of those customs defying time in modern academia. For the past 189 years, the student choir has provided the musical set to services at Harvard Memorial Church.

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Our Mission

The Memorial Church of Harvard University is a space of grace in the center of the Yard, rooted in the good news of Jesus Christ. Affectionately known as “MemChurch,” we pursue partnerships within and beyond Harvard, empowering community members to serve the world as well-informed, compassionate, moral citizens. Through worship and ministry outreach, MemChurch aims to promote justice and mercy by confronting life’s challenges, differences, and our own imperfections with courage, empathy, and an ethic of love. By doing so, the Memorial Church seeks to educate minds, expand hearts, and enrich lives.