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Stanford Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours begin September 19, 2022. More info HERE.
The Church continues to be open for scheduled religious observances, weddings, memorials, concerts, and events.
For more information, please see our listing of events.

Banner image featuring  12/1978 Memorial Church, interior, mosaics, angel in pendentive. Credit: Chuck Painter / Stanford News Service

Holy Day Services at Memorial Church

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In addition to weekly services, we also hold occasional Holy Day services in a variety of traditions.


The Christian celebration of Jesus’s birth. We traditionally hold both ecumencial and Roman Catholic Christmas Eve services on 12/24 as well as Roman Catholic Mass on Christmas day 12/25. 


The Hindu Festival of lights, celebrating the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. We traditionally hold a Diwali celebration in the month of October or November in partnership with the Hindu Student Association. 


The Christian Celebration of Jesus’s Resurrection. We traditionally hold both ecumenical Christian and Roman Catholic Easter Services on Easter Sunday. 


The Muslim celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). We traditionally hold a celebration of Mawlid in the month of October in partnership with the Muslim Student Union.