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 Aug 28

Freshman Sunday

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

2016 Sep 04

The First Sunday of Fall Term

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: "How Excellent Thy Name, O Lord" from Saul, George Frideric Handel; "The Heavens Are Telling" from The Creation, Joseph Haydn.

2016 Sep 11

The Seventeenth 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. Martin B. Copenhaver, President, Andover Newton Theological School. Anthems: Mosaic in Remembrance and Hope, Carson Cooman '04; "Dona nobis pacem" from Mass in B minor, Johann Sebastian Bach

2016 Sep 18

The Eighteenth 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: Magnificat in D major, Herbert Brewer; Jubilate in B-flat major, Charles Villiers Stanford.

2016 Sep 25

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

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

Lucy Forster-SmithNote the new location while the Memorial Church undergoes renovations.

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister, The Memorial Church. Anthems: "Psalm 63" from The Best-Beloved, Chris DeBlasio; Unclouded Day, arr. Shawn Kirchner.

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.

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