Sunday Services

Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Services begin at 11:00 a.m. during Fall & Spring Terms. Please note that the church building is currently undergoing renovations and is closed. Sunday Service for Fall Term 2016 will be held in the Knafel Center (Radcliffe Gym), Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. 

Sunday Worship Services are broadcast live during the Fall and Spring Terms via WHRB 95.3 FM, Harvard's student run radio station. WHRB has been broadcasting the Sunday services from the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard during Fall and Spring terms since the early 1960's. The services are known for engaging sermons given by preachers from Harvard and around the world, and for the high level of music under the direction of Gund Organist and Choirmaster Edward Jones. For those outside the Cambridge area, WHRB provides live Internet streaming from its website

Please note that Sunday Worship Services are not broadcast live during the Summer Term. Recordings of the service are typically available early the following week on our Sunday Services Archive page.

 

Upcoming Sunday Services

2016 Oct 02

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Jonathan L. WaltonNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church. Anthems: Missa Brevis in D major, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ave verum corpus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

2016 Oct 09

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Dudley RoseNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: The Rev. Dudley Rose, Associate Dean for Ministry Studies and Lecturer on Ministry, Harvard Divinity School; Senior Minister at North Prospect Union UCC, Medford; Affiliated Minister, The Memorial Church. Anthems: Pure River of Water of Life, James Whitbourn; Pilgrims' Hymn, Stephen Paulus.

2016 Oct 16

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: The Rev. Prof. McGlory Speckman, Campus Rector, Walter Sisulu University, Queenstown, South Africa. Anthem: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, Johann Sebastian Bach.

2016 Oct 23

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Alanna CopenhaverNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: The Rev. Alanna Copenhaver, Ministry Fellow, The Memorial Church. Anthems: Speak, Lord, for Thy Servant Heareth, Steven Stucky; Prayer of St. Theresa, David Conte.

2016 Nov 06

All Saints' Day

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Note the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: To Be Announced. Anthems: Mass in C major, Josef Rheinberger.

2016 Nov 13

Commemoration of Benefactors and of the War Dead

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Stephanie PaulsellNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School; Affiliated Minister in the Memorial Church. Anthems: "There Is an Old Belief" from Songs of Farewell, Hubert Parry; Great Is the Lord, Op. 67, Edward Elgar.

2016 Nov 20

The Last Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Jonathan L. WaltonNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: Professor Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church. Anthems: I Have a Soul to Be Saved or Lost, arr. Daniel Roihl '98; Simple Gifts, arr. Josh Bean '16.

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