The Memorial Church South Porch Entrance

The Memorial Church Sanctuary will be closed this summer for maintenance upgrades, starting Wednesday, July 3 through Saturday, August 31. Due to the planned renovations, worship services will not be held this summer. The sanctuary will reopen and services will resume on Sunday, September 1.

We warmly welcome all guests to visit the Memorial Church Sanctuary. Note that the church follows the University's holiday schedule and will be closed on most major holidays. 


Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sanctuary closed from July 3 – August 31)


Sunday Worship
On Sunday mornings in Term (Fall and Spring), we provide a multi-denominational Protestant worship service at 11:00 a.m. Free & open to the public. (Please note that the sanctuary will be closed from July 3 – August 31 for renovations, and summer worship services will not be held).

Morning Prayers
Our daily service of Morning Prayers is held Monday–Friday in Term (Fall and Spring only) in Appleton Chapel. Free & open to the public.

The ancient service of Compline is held on the first Thursday of each month during the Fall and Spring Terms. Based upon the traditional evening liturgy of scripture, music, prayers, and silence, this twenty-minute candlelit service is sung by members of the Harvard University Choir. Free & open to the public.


We offer Christian Education programs for both children and adults (Fall and Spring Terms only). Church School for Children meets on Sundays at 11:15. Our adult Christian Education program, The Faith & Life Forum, meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. 


The Student Oasis
The Student Oasis is a common space on the ground level of the church available to all Harvard students to relax, study, and connect with friends. The entrance is located across from Canaday Hall. View hours

We offer many more services and events. View our calendar for the full schedule.


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


Church Offices
Church Offices are located on the ground-level of the church and are open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Contact Information

The Memorial Church of Harvard University 
One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138-6500
Phone: 617-495-5508  |  Fax: 617-496-9166 |  Email:

For a directory of clergy and staff, please visit the Staff Directory page.