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Visiting Information

Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM
Tours on Fridays at 11 AM.

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.

About Memorial Church and Companion Spaces
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The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life guides, nurtures, and enhances spiritual and religious life within the Stanford community. Here you can find information about our diverse communities, engaging programs, religious observances, upcoming events, wedding and memorial services, and more. 

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Events & Wedding Services

Bringing a wealth of events and services to Stanford's communities, we invite you to explore all that is offered through the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. Our work touches from the very personal to the most joyful of life milestones. Concerts, weddings, memorials, and more. 

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Memorial Church & Companion Spaces

Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University's architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still, among the most prominent churches in the West. As part of our spaces on campus, we also offer the CIRCLE Multi-Faith Center and the Windhover Companion Center. 

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ORSL Courses

Find out more information about the courses offered by the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life. 

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Make a Gift

The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL) welcomes financial gifts from alumni, parents, friends, foundations, and organizations who would like to support Memorial Church as well as programs and activities across campus that help guide, nurture and enhance spiritual, religious and ethical life within the Stanford University community.

ORSL is a vital part of the University and the Deans for Religious & Spiritual Life aim to promote enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds.  The areas of greatest need encompass support for student programs as well as discretionary funds for the Dean for Religious & Spiritual Life.  Your support in these areas will help Stanford accomplish its mission to nurture spiritual, religious, and ethical life on campus.