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COVID-19 Update

Stanford Memorial Church is currently closed for tours and visits. The Church is open for scheduled religious observances, weddings, memorials, concerts, and events. For more information, please see our listing of events.

Exterior photograph taken from the main quad, via Wikimedia Commons. Photo credit: Sylvain Leprovost from Paris, France

Events & Services

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The Memorial Church offers a wide variety of services to communities that range from memorial services to religious services to those that are inter-faith. Additional events such as concerts, guided tours, and weddings are available. Here you'll find a wealth of information as well contact details for those who would like further assistance. 

Banner image featuring  Talisman sings Deep River at Reinvigorating Community: A Gathering for Inauguration Day, Stanford Memorial Church.

Concerts

Concerts have always played a major part in the life of Memorial Church. Organ concerts, choral concerts, non-western concerts have all found a home here, not just for the campus, but for the general community.

Banner image Campus Scenes, Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall), Memorial Court, Quad, Main Buildings, Quad / Quadrangle (area).

Memorial Services

Memorial Church is a center for religious and spiritual life on campus, and therefore is frequently used as the site for memorial services for the Stanford community.

Banner featuring in interior photo of Memorial Church, via Wikimedia Commons. Photo credit: King of Hearts

Religious Services

Memorial Church is home to a variety of religious communities, rituals, and services.

Banner image featuring two simple gold rings with a sprig of flowers against white, via Freepik Account through Student Affairs license.

Weddings

Stanford Memorial Church is available for Weddings or Renewal ceremonies for the Stanford community. In keeping with Leland and Jane Stanford’s wishes, all faith backgrounds are welcome.

Banner image featuring an interior shot of the church, via Wikimedia Commons. Photo credit: Eric Chan

Baptisms

The sacrament of Baptism, historically a Christian rite of initiation, is available at Memorial Church for children and adults twice per academic year during the Fall and Spring Quarters.