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

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

Next Sunday Services

2020 Jan 26

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Professor Stephanie PaulsellPreacher: Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister, The Memorial Church of Harvard University; Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond. Note that WHRB will not broadcast this service. Broadcasting will resume during the Spring Term.... Read more about Third Sunday after the Epiphany

2020 Feb 02

The First Sunday of Spring Term; Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Professor Stephanie PaulsellPreacher: Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Anthems: Cooman, Missa brevis (“Trottier”) & Feast after Feast.

Listen live on WHRB, Sunday at 11 am. A multi-denominational Protestant worship service open to all regardless of faith, serving the Harvard University community and beyond.  

2020 Feb 09

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Minister for Worship and Formation in the Memorial Church; Ellen Gurney Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies; Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies. Anthems: Purcell, O Sing unto the Lord; Gibbs: The Stable Door.

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....

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2020 Feb 16

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Brandon Crowley, Senior Pastor Myrtle Baptist Church, West Newton, MA; Instructor in Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Anthems: Guerrero, Regina caeli; Locklair: Ave verum corpus.

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. 

2020 Feb 23

Junior Family Weekend; Last Sunday before Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Preacher: The Rev. Gloria E. White-Hammond, M.D., Co-Pastor Bethel AME Church, Boston, MA; Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Anthems: Wood, Glorious and Powerful God; Howells, O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

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.  

2020 Mar 01

The First Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Rev. Ian Oliver, Senior Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life & Pastor of the University Church in Yale; Lecturer, Yale Divinity School. Anthem: Messe en cantiques, Guest director: Pedro Memelsdorff, Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

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.  

2020 Mar 08

The Second Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary


Professor Stephanie PaulsellPreacher: Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church; Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School. Anthems: Stopford, Drop, Drop, Slow Tears; Walker, God Speaks to Each of Us.

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 The Second Sunday in Lent

2020 Mar 15

The Third Sunday in Lent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

Westley ConnPreacher: The Rev. Westley P. Conn, Ministry Fellow, The Memorial Church.

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.  

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