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Memorial Church & Companion Spaces:

Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM

Memorial Church is closed for University holidays, University closures, services, and private events. 
Windhover Contemplative Center is currently closed. There is no expected re-opening date at this time.

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Our Mission is “To guide, nurture and enhance spiritual and religious life within the Stanford University community.” Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, we are here for you!

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Talk with a Chaplain

Stanford University Chaplains are confidential resources specifically trained to employ non-judgmental listening, support, and accompaniment. We specialize in being fully present with you in your experiences and feelings. Whatever they may be.

Chaplaincy recognizes there's more to a person than the body and mind, there's also matters of the heart.

You are welcome in your full authenticity. This is a space where you don't need to perform. You are simply invited and encouraged to show up as you are, however that might be. We are here to hold confidential space for you to be seen and heard.

Annanda Barclay, our Higher Education Chaplain Fellow will initiate for your first session. If you’d like a session with a chaplain schedule using this link

If you prefer to meet with a chaplain of a particular spiritual/religious tradition email


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What We Believe

• Welcoming and Inclusive: Fostering space where all feel welcomed, included, and represented.

• Care and Compassion: Nurturing communities that offer support, care, and guidance from a place of unconditional positive regard.

• Diversity and Equity: Ensuring our programs, events, and communities are both diverse and equitable, not simply in demographics but in systemic structures.

• Purposeful Living: Cultivating communities in which people can flourish and develop lives of meaning, purpose, and belonging.

• Student Centered: Giving primary focus and attention to student development, student needs, student gifts, and student interests.

• Collaborative: Working across campus to integrate the work of spiritual life into all aspects of University life.