The Memorial Church South Porch Entrance

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.  Accessibility | Directions | Parking


Fall & Spring Terms

Sanctuary: Weekdays, 8am–5pm (Starts first day of term)
Church Offices: Weekdays, 9am–4pm
Student Oasis: Weekdays, 8am–11pm; Saturday, 9am–9pm; Sunday, 1pm–9pm


Sanctuary: Weekdays, 9am–4pm
Church Offices: Weekdays, 9am–4pm
Student Oasis: Weekdays, 9am–4pm

Contact Information

Phone: 617-495-5508  |  Fax: 617-496-9166 |  Email:
Address: The Memorial Church of Harvard University, One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138-6500
For a directory of clergy and staff, please visit the Staff Directory page. 


Sunday Worship
On Sunday mornings in Term (Fall and Spring), we provide a multi-denominational Protestant worship service at 11am. Free & open to the public. 

Morning Prayers
Our daily service of Morning Prayers is held Monday–Friday 8:30-8:45am 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 at 9pm 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 11:15am. Our adult Christian Education program, The Faith & Life Forum, meets on Sundays at 9:30am. 


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.