Duke University Chapel offers more than 150 opportunities for worship each year. In addition to the rich worship tradition at the University Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, the Chapel is home to a regular rotation of prayer and worship throughout the week. Weekly services organized by Duke Chapel are listed below.
University Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday (year-round)
Duke Chapel is a Christian church of an unusually interdenominational character, with a tradition of stirring music, preaching, and liturgy. Communion is offered once a month during the service and offered other weeks immediately following the service. See the archive of services.
4:00 p.m. Sunday (during the academic year)
Choral Evensong lasts approximately 45 minutes and features sung prayers and anthems by the choir. Distinct from the noisy world around us and derived from the traditions of the ancient church, Choral Evensong at Duke Chapel provides sanctuary through scripture and sacred music. Read more about Evensong at Duke Chapel or view the order of service. See the archives of services.
12:00 noon Tuesday (during the academic year)
This 20-minute service held in the Memorial Chapel (just off the main sanctuary) is led by Chapel staff and includes scripture and prayer.
6:00 p.m. Thursday (during the academic year)
This 30-40 minute candlelight service led by the Vespers Ensemble, consists of scripture readings, prayers, and sacred music. See the archives of services.
This Jazz Vespers worship service combines the form of the traditional evening vespers service with the musical improvisation of jazz. Vespers is an ancient Christian service with chants, anthems, prayers and scripture reading. All are welcome to attend. Free parking will be available for in the Bryan Center Parking Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking will be in the Bryan Center Surface Lot.