Memorial Church renovations

May 3, 2016
Memorial Church photo

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 that enhances and supports the teaching and programmatic mission of the Church and the University; and a new climate control system for the upper and lower levels of the Church that will allow for more comfortable, year-round use of the building.

Beginning immediately following Commencement, the project is anticipated to extend through the end of the year and the Church building will be closed for the duration of the project. 

Services during construction

Sunday worship will not be held over the summer months. Starting in the Fall Term, Sunday Worship will be held in the Knafel Center (Radcliffe Gym) in Radcliffe Yard and Morning Prayers will be held in Holden Chapel in the yard. More information will be forthcoming about locations for other Memorial Church events and programs.

You can learn more about the project on our renovation blog page and in the Harvard Gazette.

Stay informed

As the project progresses, we will be providing updates here on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Harvard’s Construction Mitigation Hotline at 617-496-0857, email, or visit

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