News & Events

Chapel of the Chimes Oakland takes pride in being able to share news and events throughout the year. As a dedicated member of this community and our commitment to giving back, we sponsor several community outreach and charity events and encourage you to check in regularly to get details on how to attend.

Events

  • Begins
    01 Jan

    Historical Sunday Tours

    Take a Tour at Chapel of the Chimes Come find out why Chapel of the Chimes has long been considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of California. Every 4th Sunday of the month, we will guide visitors on a tour through this historic landmark, which was originally designed in 1909 as a

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  • Begins
    02 Jan

    Historical Tuesday Tours

    Take a Tour at Chapel of the Chimes Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come find out why Chapel of the Chimes has long been considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of California. Every Tuesday, we will guide visitors on a tour through this historic landmark, which was originally designed

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  • Begins
    22 Apr

    Sunday Morning Yoga

    Start your Sunday with Free Yoga Chapel of the Chimes will host a yoga class every 4th Sunday of the month, starting March 25 on the Pacific Plaza level. You’ll release stress and find focus and strength while practicing meditative yoga in one of Oakland’s most historic landmarks.Then, take a Sunday morning stroll through Chapel of

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  • Begins
    03 Aug

    Becoming Julia Morgan

    Join Chapel of the Chimes in their celebration of world-renown architect Julia Morgan’s life. August 3rd and 4th will include three distinct performances, experiences and packages centered around a staged reading of Becoming Julia Morgan, a play by Belinda Taylor, directed by Linda Wilson, starring Mara Purl (as Julia Morgan) and Christopher Law (as William

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News

  • Becoming Julia Morgan

    Becoming Julia Morgan

    Play honors life of Julia Morgan August 3 & 4 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611, USA (510) 379-5200 Get Directions >> Join Chapel of the Chimes in their celebration of world-renown architect Julia Morgan’s life. There will be three distinct performances, experiences and packages centered around a staged reading of Becoming Julia Morgan, a play

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  • Involving Children in Funerals

    Involving Children in Funerals

    When a death occurs, there’s often confusion about the role that children should play, if any.  Sometimes people are reluctant to include children in a funeral service or even allow them to attend, but this can be a mistake. Children grieve when they experience a loss, albeit in a different way than adults, and allowing them to participate in communal grieving can help them heal.

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  • How to Personalize a Contemporary Funeral

    How to Personalize a Contemporary Funeral

    Traditional funerals tend to have a specific order to the proceedings, but contemporary funerals can be anything you want them to be. This can be freeing but it can also be daunting, especially if you’re planning a funeral for someone you love. Here are a few general guidelines: Find quiet. There is a flurry of

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  • How Yoga can Benefit the Grieving

    How Yoga can Benefit the Grieving

    Do you practice yoga? If so, you’re in good company. Over the past several years, participation in yoga has risen steadily, with the number of participants in the United States rising from 17.8 million in 2008 to 26.27 million people in 2016. It’s clear that people find yoga beneficial, but have you ever considered that

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  • How to Select a Grave Marker

    How to Select a Grave Marker

    When a loved one dies, you want to choose a grave marker that honors that person. It must be durable enough that it will stand up to the elements and last for many years. It should also be beautiful, creating a touchstone for future generations to appreciate when they visit the grave of your loved

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