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 one Sunday a month, starting in March 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 the Chimes

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  • Begins
    22 Jul

    Afterlight: A Photographic Exhibit

    Photographic Celebration of Chapel of the Chimes. Experience the beauty of Chapel of the Chimes through the camera lens of 24 Bay Area photographers. “Afterlight: A Photographic Celebration of Chapel of the Chimes” opens to the public at Chapel of the Chimes from July 22 – September 22, with an opening reception Saturday, July 21

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News

  • Music in the Mausoleum: Jazz comes to Chapel of the Chimes

    Music in the Mausoleum: Jazz comes to Chapel of the Chimes

    Chapel of the Chimes is a uniquely beautiful place with a labyrinth of indoor gardens, fountains and winding walkways creating an atmosphere that’s almost magical. It’s also a place that lends itself to community events.   With its excellent acoustics, music is a natural choice for Chapel of the Chimes, and its maze-like space allows for the strategic placement of different groups of musicians playing at the same time. The annual

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  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    Europe has always held a special place in the American imagination and we tend to jump on board with many European trends, especially those from Scandinavia.   Witness the power of Hygge, which has made decorating a much cozier affair. Devotees of Hygge, a Danish concept, incorporate warm and cozy touches into their lives and homes such as candles, throws and hot tea.  

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  • Why Green Funerals are Gaining Ground

    Why Green Funerals are Gaining Ground

    It’s no secret that people are constantly seeking ways to be more environmentally friendly. From recycling and using reusable shopping bags to driving electric cars and finding sources of renewable energy, there are always more things we can do to leave a smaller footprint and a cleaner earth.   You may be faithful about always bringing those bags to the store, but have

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  • Memorialization Options for a Service as Unique as You

    Memorialization Options for a Service as Unique as You

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  • Storytelling and the Healing Process

    Storytelling and the Healing Process

    Why do we plan and attend funerals? Of course, when someone we love dies, we look for ways to find closure and provide that person with the proper send-off. Having a funeral is about more than just saying goodbye, though. It’s about coming together to remember, and start to heal. A big part of that process involves

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