Congregation at Duke Chapel

University Worship


Sunday Morning Worship

Duke University offers Sunday morning worship at 11:00 a.m. every week throughout the year with the exception of graduation weekend in May.  Duke University Chapel is a Christian church of an unusually interdenominational character, with a tradition of stirring music, preaching, and liturgy. Guest preachers grace the pulpit frequently. The sacrament of communion is offered weekly, either during the service in the sanctuary or immediately following the service in the Memorial Chapel. Details about upcoming worship services are on the Duke Chapel website.

departing from a worship service in the Chapel

Weekly Services

In addition to Sunday morning worship, during the academic year the Chapel offers Choral Evensong on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Lasting approximately one hour, evensong is based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England.

Choral Vespers is offered on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. This 40 minute candlelight service led by the Vespers Ensemble consists of scripture readings, prayers, and sacred music.

Special Worship Services

Duke Chapel offers worship services to celebrate important dates in the liturgical year. Services include Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, and All Hallows Eve. Holy Week services include Maundy Thursday in the evening, Stations of the Cross at midday on Good Friday, Tenebrae on the evening of Good Friday, Easter Sunrise Service in Duke Gardens, and 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services in the Chapel on Easter Sunday.