RENOVATION UPDATE: The church building is closed for renovations. See specific calendar listings for event and service locations. Administrative offices have relocated to 44R Brattle Street.

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

2016 Aug 28

Freshman Sunday

Date: 

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center (Radcliffe Gym), Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA

Jonathan L. WaltonNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations. 
Click here for directions to the Knafel Center. 

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church. Anthems: I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me and O God, Thou Art My God, Henry Purcell.

Directions & Parking

The Knafel Center is located at 10 Garden Street in Radcliffe Yard. If you are coming by cab or being dropped off, the closest entrance to the Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard is near the intersection of Mason & Garden Streets. In addition to these parking options, the Littauer parking lot continues to be available for Sunday Service parking, which is accessed via the driveway at 33 Oxford Street, the Maxwell-Dworkin Building, until 2 p.m. It's approximately a 7 minute walk from the Littauer lot to the Knafel Center.

Directions | Parking | Interactive Map

Upcoming Events

2016 Aug 31

MemCafé

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 07 2016 .
9:00am to 10:15am

SPECIAL FEATURES

Jonathan L. Walton

Split-Second Decisions

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Jesus of the People

Janet McKenzie Commission

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Groundbreaking shovel

From the Professor's Desk: Fall 2016

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MULTIMEDIA

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Why We Can't Wait

Sermon by Professor Jonathan L. Walton on The Second Sunday of Advent, December 7, 2014, in the Memorial Church.

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A Call to Walk in the Light

Morning Prayers service with speaker Sargent Kevin P. Bryant, Harvard University Police Department, on Friday, April 15, 2016.

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