Weekly Services

Duke University Chapel offers more than 200 opportunities for worship each year. In addition to the rich worship tradition at the University Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sundays morning, the Chapel is home to a regular rotation of prayer and worship throughout the week. Weekly services organized by Duke Chapel are listed below.

Additionally, the Chapel is used by different Religious Life groups for a variety of services. See the full schedule of worship services.

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 weekly during ; once a month during the service, and the other weeks offered immediately following the service. See the archive of services.

Sunday Choral Evensong

4:00 p.m. Sunday (during the academic year)
Choral Evensong lasts approximately one hour, and derives from the medieval church, offered at Duke Chapel in classical form from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, which sought to harmonize Catholic and Protestant traditions. Read more about Evensong at Duke Chapel or view the order of service. See the archives of services.

Tuesdays in the Crypt

5:15 p.m. Tuesday (during the academic year)
Tuesdays in the Crypt is worship with undergraduate students centered on prayer, conversation, and listening. Each week will have a different theme for reflection. The event is "pro-participation + anti-perfection" and attendees are welcome to share in worship roles as they are willing.

Wednesday Midweek Prayer

11:30 a.m. Wednesday (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.

Thursday Choral Vespers

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.