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.
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 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 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. For the current music list, please click here. See the archives of services.
Tuesdays in the Crypt
5:15 p.m. Tuesday (during the academic year)
Tuesdays in the Crypt is worship 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.