Chapel Organist Earns Royal Distinction

After years of preparation and two days of intensive exams, Duke Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson has received the highest honor from the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Organists.

Christopher JacobsonFounded in 1864, the College received its Royal Charter during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1893. For more than 150 years, the organization has promoted the practice of organ playing and choral directing at the highest standards of competence and artistry.

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Lifting Women’s Voices Writing Retreat

As a part of the Penny Pilgrim George Women’s Leadership Initiative, women and female identified students are invited to apply for the Lifting Women’s Voices Writing Retreat, March 14-16, 2016. This three-day immersive experience will provide students with opportunities to write, reflect, and connect with peers, as well as learn from an acclaimed author and blogger.

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Lent and Holy Week 2016

Duke Chapel will observe the season of Lent Feb. 10 – March 24, a time when Christians are invited to examine the roots of their discipleship and to identify with Jesus’ journey to the cross. Alleluias and flowers are removed from the liturgy during Lent.

Habitiat for Humanity Build Days

The Chapel is sponsoring the building of a Habitat for Humanity house in Durham, in collaboration with the Congregation at Duke Chapel, the Duke Student Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and  Duke office of Durham and Regional Affairs. The build days are:Habitat for Humanity build

  • 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6
  • 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5
  • 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16

Each shift is for four hours. To sign up to serve, contact the Chapel’s .

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Chapel Staff Updates

Amanda Millay Hughes has joined the Chapel staff as Director of Development. Welcome Amanda! The Rev. Bruce Puckett is taking on new responsibilities as Director of Worship and Community Ministry. James Todd will also be taking on new responsibilities as the Chapel’s Communications Manager. Find their biographies and contact information on the Staff page.

Upcoming Guest Preachers

Duke Chapel has four notable guest preachers coming to campus this month and next. Each will deliver a sermon during the Chapel’s weekly worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday’s in Page Auditorium. The preachers are:

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