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

2019 Oct 20

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Rev. Jay WilliamsPreacher: The Rev. Dr. Gerald “Jay” Williams, Lead Pastor, Union Church, Boston. Anthems: Grayston Ives, There Is a Land of Pure Delight; Patricia Van Ness, Joy Flows Down.

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.

2019 Oct 27

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Rev. Kaji DousaPreacher: The Rev. Kaji Douša, Senior Pastor, Park Avenue Christian Church, New York City. Anthems: W. A. Mozart, Dixit from Vesperae solennes de Dominica, K. 321 & Beatus vir from Vesperae solennes de Dominica, K. 321.

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.

2019 Nov 03

First-Year Family Weekend, All Saints' Day

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

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. Anthems: John Ireland, Communion Service in C.

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.

2019 Nov 10

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost; Commemoration of Benefactors and The War Dead

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary
The Rev. Dr. Matthew PottsPreacher: The Rev. Dr. Matthew Potts, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School; Veteran, U.S. Navy. Anthems: Ned Rorem, Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love; Herbert Howells, Te Deum (“Collegium Regale”).

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.
2019 Nov 17

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Rev. Cornell William BrooksPreacher: The Rev. Cornell William Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice and Director of William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Divinity School. Anthems: Orlando Gibbons, Great Lord of Lords; Alice Parker, Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal.

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.

2019 Nov 24

Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary
Westley ConnPreacher: The Rev. Westley P. Conn, Ministry Fellow, The Memorial Church. Anthems: Keith Hampton, True Light; Undine Smith Moore, I Believe This Is Jesus. 

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.
2019 Dec 01

The First Sunday of Advent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

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. Anthems: Plainsong, Mass XVII.

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.

2019 Dec 08

The Second Sunday of Advent

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church Sanctuary

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. Anthems: Anthony Piccolo, The Key; James MacMillan, O Radiant Dawn.

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.  The music is provided by the Harvard University Choir, under the direction of Edward E. Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster, and David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster.

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