Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Welcome to Duke Chapel

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Work to restore the vibrancy of the Chapel’s stained-glass windows has resumed in Memorial Chapel. The side chapel (on the left when facing the altar), as well as the crypt, will be closed while work is in progress from April 10 through May 5. The main sanctuary, and all other parts of the Chapel, will remain open with regular programming throughout this time. Read more:

Located at the heart of Duke’s West Campus, Duke Chapel is a sanctuary for all people. Students are invited to participate in all aspects of the life of the Chapel.


The Chapel is open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome in the sanctuary during these hours for reflection, prayer, or meditation, as well as to view the building’s soaring Gothic architecture and vibrant stained-glass windows. Please enter the through the double wooden doors at the front of the Chapel or the ADA ramp, which is on the right side of the Chapel as you face the building from the front. Note: The Chapel is occasionally closed to the public for special events, so please check our calendar before coming for a visit.


Duke University recommends that anyone experiencing cold-like respiratory symptoms, even after a negative COVID test, continue to wear a mask indoors until symptoms resolve. Unvaccinated individuals, who are at increased risk for severe illness, are encouraged but are longer required to wear masks indoors. For more information, please see the university’s Coronavirus Response Guidelines & Requirements.


The Chapel holds worship services Sundays at 11:00 a.m. throughout the year as well as a Choral Evensong service on some Sundays at 4:00 p.m. and special services on other days. All are invited to join us in worship. See our calendar for details for each service. Most all of the services are streamed live on our YouTube channel. Members of the Duke community may request to reserve the Chapel for weddings or memorials. Learn more.


The Chapel offers undergraduate and graduate students many ways to connect their faiths and learning at Duke: belong to one of the campus Religious Life groups, become a Chapel Scholar, participate in worship services, sing in a Chapel choir, enroll in Chapel-supported House Courses, work a student job at the Chapel, and serve with community partners in Durham. Learn more.


There are many ways to engage with us online: