Dean Powery on Camera

News & Media

For general questions about news, media, or broadcasts, contact the Chapel's communications manager.

Photography and Videography Policies

Because Duke Chapel is a widely recognized symbol of Duke University, there are restrictions on the use of its image. Please contact Duke Chapel’s communications manager with questions and requests.

Any use of drones, must comply with the university's Drone Policy. Drones are never allowed for wedding photography.

Visitor Photography Policy

Still photography and personal video camera recordings are permitted for private, noncommercial use only, except as noted below:
  • Photographs and video recordings cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
  • Visitors are also prohibited from setting up tripods/monopods, from using flash, or setting up alternative lighting.
  • Photography and video recording is not permitted during religious services, concerts, or special events unless prior arrangements are made and explicit permission is granted.

Commercial Photography or Videography

Permission to photograph and record video or audio inside or outside the Chapel is required in all circumstances. Any requests will be reviewed according to the university's guidelines for Filming on Campus. Use of an image of the Chapel on commercial products must be approved by the university’s Office of Trademark Licensing.

    News and Media Requests


    Dean Powery being interviewed
    Dean Powery being interviewed
    Permission to photograph and record video or audio inside the Chapel is required in all circumstances. Requests to take images inside the Chapel will only be considered for projects that align with the Chapel’s mission. Please contact the communications manager with requests. Members of the news media who seek to shoot photography or video of the Chapel's exterior should contact Duke's University Communications.

    For most public events, approved filming and photography can be done from either the rear of the main sanctuary (the nave) by the AV console or at an area by the right-front column reserved for members of the media. Both of these locations have a line-level XLR output for receiving audio from the house sound system. Aisles must be kept clear at all times. For special events, instructions for filming and photographing will be given by Chapel staff members. Photographers and videographers are asked to dress appropriately for the occasion they are covering. Please wear soft-soled shoes when shooting inside the Chapel.

    Wedding Photography Policy

    Wedding video recording and photography rules are outlined in the Chapel wedding policies document. For further information, contact the wedding coordinator.

    Livestreams, Broadcasts, and Recordings

    Through various media, the Chapel’s worship services and other events are extended to those unable to visit the Chapel in person. Listed below are the many ways to tune in to Chapel services, concerts, and ceremonies. For recordings of past services and events, see the Archives & Recordings page. To find out if a particular event will be live broadcast or webcast, see the event listing on the calendar.

    Live Broadcasts and Webcasts

    Chapel services and events are regularly broadcast live on the following platforms. To find out if a particular event will be live broadcast or webcast, see the event listing on the calendar.

    Rebroadcasts and On-Demand

    For recordings of past services and events, see these media platforms:

    Duke Chapel TV Channel

    The Duke Chapel TV channel boradcasts 24/7 on the Duke Hospital TV system channel 12 and the Duke Campus Vision TV system channel 110.


    The Chapel's media ministry is funded in part through the generosity of the George and Mary Parkerson Endowment, which “was established in 1997 to be expended to distribute electronically (by television, radio, electronic mail, or other means) the religious services and special musical events of Duke Chapel.” Additional funds from Friends of Duke Chapel support ongoing live radio broadcasts. This dedicated support enables the Chapel to further extend its ministry to students at Duke, to patients in Duke Hospital, to viewers in the Triangle region, North Carolina, and the world.

    News and Updates

    Find the latest news and highlights from the Chapel in our news feed. To receive regular updates, sign up for our weekly email newsletter. And, follow us on social media:

    Find a listing of current print publications, including the biannual Chapel View magazine, here: