We are excited to announce that the Memorial Church will undergo much needed renovations in the coming months. The project will focus on long-deferred building and infrastructure maintenance, including accessibility and safety compliance upgrades; a reconfigured lower level Read more about Memorial Church renovations
2016 William Belden Noble lecturer and award-winning author Marilynne Robinson packed the church on the evening of April 4th with a talk on "The Divine." Video and audio recordings of Marilynne Robinson's lecture are now available. Read more about Marilynne Robinson's lecture now available
Come out and support housemates, classmates, blockmates, and friends for this special opportunity to celebrate life at Harvard College. Starting on Monday, April 18th at 8:45 a.m., one graduating senior from each residential house will speak at Morning Prayers, one of Harvard's longest-running traditions. Each senior will speak for 5 minutes within the 15 minute ecumenical service that dates back to the earliest days of Harvard College. Five minutes may not seem like a lot of time, but it's just enough for these brave seniors to describe a friendship, an idea, a professor, or an experience that has shaped their Harvard lives. Read more about Celebrating the Class of 2016!
This coming Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m., the Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra will perform a selection of J.S. Bach's music including Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, Magnificat, Singet dem herrn, and Ascension Oratorio.
Award-winning American author Marilynne Robinson will deliver the upcoming 2016 Noble Lecture on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. with a talk entitled "The Divine." Matthew Potts, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School will give the introduction. Read more about Marilynne Robinson to deliver 2016 Noble Lecture
In anticipation of the 3rd Annual LGBTQ Conference at Harvard, the Memorial Church will feature a special week of Morning Prayers talks next week (Feb 29 – Mar 5) that will focus on "The Queer Divine: Perspectives and Theologies from LGBTQ Lived Experiences." Read more about Upcoming LGBTQ Harvard events
As many of you know, our dear colleague Finance Director Nancy Granert, is retiring in just a few short weeks. We are grateful for Nancy's many contributions to the Memorial Church over the years and wish her well on her future endeavors. Read more about Memorial Church Staff Changes
April 23 – May 7 8:45-9:00 a.m. View speakers >> Come out and support housemates, classmates, blockmates, and friends for this special opportunity to celebrate life at Harvard College. Graduating seniors will speak at Morning Prayers, one of Harvard’s longest-running traditions.
Lent is time for reflection and deepening our relationship with God. Step out of your hectic lives and set aside space and time for prayer, contemplation, and meditation. We invite you to use Appleton Chapel, which will be open every Wednesday during Lent from 3:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 25. You are welcome to take a brief moment or stay an extended time in the chapel to reflect upon your Lenten walk. Resources about Lenten practices will be available to help guide you through this sacred season.
The Christmas Season is here! Save the date for the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Services on Sunday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. and Monday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m., and a Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m. Singers are welcome to join in the community choir for the Christmas Eve service; rehearsal is before the service at 3:30 p.m. Read more about Save the Date! Christmas at the Memorial Church