Faith Communities Near HDS

Please note: The list of faith communities near HDS on this page is not exhaustive. It includes traditions commonly represented in the student body of HDS and a few of the faith communities in which HDS students often participate. To expand your search, you may also visit the Pluralism Project's Directory, the HDS Field Education Handbook, and/or denominational web directories. If you are an HDS student seeking a faith community to fit your particular needs and background, the director of religious and spiritual life, Kerry Maloney (email), is available for consultation, as are the denominational counselors through the Office of Ministry Studies. Finally, please note that the sites below are maintained by organizations external to Harvard Divinity School, and their inclusion here does not necessarily imply endorsement.

AffiliationNearby Community
African Methodist EpiscopalSt. Paul AME Church
BaptistOld Cambridge Baptist (ABC)
BuddhistHarvard Buddhist Community
Cambridge Buddhist Association
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
Cambridge Zen Center
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Hope Central Church (DOC/UCC)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsThe LDS congregations closest to HDS currently worship at St. John's Chapel, Episcopal Divinity School. Sundays, 10 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. More info at the Meetinghouse directory at
Conservative Congregational Christian ConferencePark Street Church (CCCC)
Episcopal/AnglicanChrist Church Cambridge
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
The Crossing
HinduDharma: Harvard’s Hindu Student Association
Sri Lakshmi Temple
Humanist, Secular, AgnosticHumanist Chaplaincy at Harvard
JewishHarvard Hillel (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Worship/Study, Tehillah)
Cambridge Minyan
Congregation Eita Chayem (Reform)
Minyan Tehillah (Egalitarian Orthodox)
Temple Beth Shalom (Conservative)
LutheranUniversity Lutheran Church (ELCA)
MethodistHarvard-Epworth United Methodist Church (UMC)
MuslimHarvard Islamic Society
Islamic Society of Boston (Cambridge)
Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (Roxbury)
Orthodox ChristianSt. Mary Orthodox Church
Pentecostal Pentecostal Tabernacle
PresbyterianFirst United Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Fourth Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Protestant Christian, InterdenominationalThe Memorial Church of Harvard University
Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)Friends Meeting at Cambridge
Roman CatholicSaint Paul Catholic Church
The Paulist Center Boston
SikhGurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar
United Church of ChristFirst Church in Cambridge, Congregational UCC
Hope Central Church (DOC/UCC)
Unitarian Universalist AssociationFirst Parish Cambridge
Vineyard USAReservoir Church