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.

Next Sunday Service

Dec 06

The Second Sunday of Advent, Holy Communion


Sunday, December 6, 2015, 11:00am to 1:00pm


The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Marla FrederickPreacher: Professor Marla F. Frederick, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Religion, Harvard University

Anthems: Pelz — Splendor Is Coming; Thomas — Keep Your Lamps

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Dec 02


Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 09 2015 except Wed Sep 23 2015, Wed Nov 25 2015.
9:00am to 10:15am

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Latest News

Musicians from Camerata Mediterranea

More about the Refugee Relief Benefit Concert

October 21, 2015

WQRX News interviews Joel Cohen about this Friday's benefit concert:

"Joel Cohen, artistic director of the Camerata Mediterranea and the lead organizer of Friday's concert, noted that response from American humanitarian groups has lagged behind Europe's. "Somehow or other, it seems more distant from these shores, but wrongly, I think," he said. "We Americans have a lot at stake in this crisis, both from a geopolitical point of view but also from a moral and humanitarian standpoint.”

Journey Towards a Home

Boston musicians to perform for refugee relief at MemChurch

October 8, 2015

A unique coalition of Boston-area musicians has been formed to sing and play for victims of the current crisis in Syria and Iraq. 

The October 23 concert,  “Journey Towards A Home: Boston Musicians Perform for Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Relief” will feature many area performers from a wide variety of musical traditions:  American, Caribbean, western European, Greek, Turkish, Syrian, and Lebanese.