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Memorial Church & Windhover Contemplative Center Visiting Information

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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University Public Worship

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University Public Worship gathers weekly for the religious, spiritual, ethical, and moral formation of the Stanford community. Rooted in the history and progressive Christian tradition of Stanford’s historic Memorial Church, we cultivate a community of compassion and belonging through ecumenical Christian worship and occasional multifaith celebrations. 

  • Stanford University guidelines now state that masks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended. We encourage you to continue wearing masks for the comfort of our patrons, staff, and artists. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required for entry. 
  • Individuals should not attend events if they are feeling ill or symptomatic.
  • Guests must still report if they test positive.

Doors open at 10:30 am. 

University Public Worship Sundays @ Stanford Memorial Church, 11:00 am

  • December 3: First Sunday of Advent Ecumenical Christian Service of Communion with Rev. Dr. Sakena Young-Scaggs, Senior Associate Dean and Pastor of Memorial Church, Preaching.
  • December 10: Second Sunday of Advent Ecumenical Christian Service with Rev. Annanda Barclay, Higher Education Chaplain Fellow, Preaching.
  • December 17: Third Sunday of Advent Ecumenical Christian Service with Rev. Dr. Kafuyni Mwamba, Spiritual Care Provider at Stanford Health Care, Preaching.

You can join in other ways.....

1. Join us live or later on YouTube

2. Join us on KZSU.

Do you enjoy listening to the service? Tune in to 90.1 FM on your radio or computer at 11 am!


Black Church University Praise & Worship @ Stanford Memorial Church, 1:30 pm

Black Church is held on select Sundays during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters and is in the format of a worship service that is led by Rev. Dr. Sys and the Stanford Gospel Choir. The Sunday dates for Fall Quarter 2023 are October 8, November 5, and December 3

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