Chapel Church

Welcome to our contemporary Sunday morning worship service. We hope you will join us!

Please note: We will hold Chapel Church in Jones Auditorium for all of 2024 as we renovate our beloved Kirkland Chapel.

What's Special about Chapel Church?

Chapel Church is different from other “contemporary” services you’ll find in New York.

Ours is the only one you’ll find in a large, mainline congregation like Fifth Avenue. This place is rich in history and tradition, yet we are wide open to the movement of the Spirit. Chapel Church is creating something new within these venerable walls.

We are an open and affirming congregation. Everyone is welcome, everyone belongs. Whoever you are, wherever you have been, we invite you to take your next steps in your faith journey right here.

We offer coffee and refreshments before and after every service. You can even refill your cup in the middle if you’d like to. We want you to feel at home. Because that is exactly where you are.

Come Hear the Band!

Chapel Church doesn’t just have a distinctive look and feel—we’ve got a unique sound.

Music director Can Olgun is the leader of the band, which features a rotating slate of professional vocalists singing to the rhythms of guitar, piano and drums. Our repertoire covers a broad range of the traditional and contemporary, with a growing list of original compositions.

Check out our playlist!

We are always looking for more people to join the Chapel Church band. Email Can if you’d like to get involved!

Check out our playlist

Our Schedule

Chapel Church gathers every Sunday at 9:30 am from September through May. During the summer, Fifth Avenue offers one service for all of us, at 10 am in the Sanctuary.

Our last Chapel Church before the summer break is on Sunday, May 14. Come join the celebration!

Questions? Suggestions? We’re always happy to hear from you. Contact the Rev. Sarah A. Speed or music director Can Olgun at [email protected].