Sunday Services

Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Services begin at 11:00 a.m. during the Fall & Spring Terms and are broadcast live 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.

The Memorial Church welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its services, programs and activities. Learn more about accessibility at the church. 

Upcoming Sunday Services

2019 Mar 10

First Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Dr. Howard KohPreacher: Dr. Howard K. Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School. Anthem: Byrd, Have Mercy Upon Me O God.

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2019 Mar 17

Second Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Rev. Dr. David P. GusheePreacher: The Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics; Director, Center for Theology & Public Life, Mercer University; Immediate Past President, American Academy of Religion & Society of Christian Ethics.

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2019 Mar 24

Third Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Rev. Kirsten Boswell-FordPreacher: The Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford, Chaplain to the Institute, MIT.

A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and...

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2019 Mar 31

Fourth Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: To be announced. Anthems: Whitbourn, Pure River of Water of Life; Van Ness, How Sweet Are Your Words.

Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 a.m. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond. Read more about Fourth Sunday in Lent
2019 Apr 07

Fifth Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Prof. Jonathan L. WaltonPreacher: Prof. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church of Harvard University. Anthems: Lassus, Missa bella Amfitrit altera; Byrd, Ave verum Corpus.

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2019 Apr 14

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Bill LeonardPreacher: The Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard, James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History Emeritus, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Anthems: Weelkes, Hosanna to the Son of David; Mathias, Lift Up Your Heads.

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