Cape Ann Church Services | Community

Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, hosts worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Chat rooms open at 9:30 a.m. A time of prayer and reflection is also offered on Thursdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Everyone is welcome. For more information and web links, please visit

Cape Ann Bible Church, 8 Thompson St., Gloucester, is offering a Sunday service at 10.30am, with limited capacity and streaming live on where past services and messages can be found. For more information, go to or call 978-281-3941.

The Catholic Community of Gloucester and RockportThe churches of are open for masses without capacity limit or reservation.

Saturday Masses are at 4 p.m. at St Ann’s Church, 74 Pleasant St. in Gloucester, and at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St. in Gloucester.

Sunday Masses will be at 7 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 8:15 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church and 10 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Church, 56 Broadway in Rockport. Sunday Mass will also be offered online on the churches YouTube channel,

Daily masses are celebrated at Notre-Dame du Bon Voyage church on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. and the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m.

The sacrament of confession is offered on Wednesdays from 6:05 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Notre-Dame du Bon Voyage church and by appointment.

Masks are mandatory. There will be social distancing by having every other pew attached and unavailable at St. Ann’s during Masses at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:15 a.m. on Sunday.

Reverend James Achadinha, pastor of the community, said all pastoral and service organizations are meeting again. Pastoral assistance is always available by calling 978-281-4820 or

Gloucester First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave., hosts Sunday services at 10 a.m. The shrine is open for worship and has been marked with arrows for entry and exit, and some pews have been blocked off to help observe proper COVID-19 protocols. Masks are mandatory at all times, as well as the practice of social distancing. The service is also available on Facebook Live to watch as it unfolds, or to watch later if you wish. Everyone is welcome.

Rockport First Baptist Church, 4 High St. in Rockport, resumed in-person worship Sundays at 10 a.m. The church will not require the wearing of a mask but encourages those who wish to do so. Some benches will be closed to maintain social distancing. Sunday and weekly outdoor programming is available for children and youth. All activities follow COVID-19 protocols. More information about the church and services can be found at

Wenham First Church, 1 Arbor St., Wenham holds Sunday candlelight prayer services at 4:30 p.m. outside the church building. Masks must be worn at all times. Outdoor health safety guidelines will be followed throughout the events.

First Congregational Church of Essex (FCCOE), 39 Main St., Essex, worships in person (spaces limited and masks requested by the Essex Board of Health) and online on its website. To enter, visit and click on “At Home Sunday Worship”. You can also stay connected by clicking “Like” on his Facebook page, First Congregational Church of Essex.

First Congregational Church, UCC, of ​​Rockport only offers remote Sunday services from 10 to 11 a.m. in January and February. Services will be streamed live on Zoom and Facebook Live on the church’s website, Questions? 978-546-6638.

Manchester First Parish, 10 Central St. in Manchester, is hosting in-person and online worship on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. For those wishing to attend in person, the church will follow state COVID-19 protocols; details can be found at Virtual worship for those not yet ready to return can be found on and YouTube (search for First Parish Church Manchester by the Sea).

Mondays: On the first and third of the month, the “Still Speaking” group meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the thinking of modern intellectuals on issues of faith, morals and justice as they relate to our spiritual tradition. On the last Monday of the month, the Book Group meets at 7:00 p.m. to discuss a book of interest to people from diverse backgrounds.

Wednesdays: Prayer & Meditation, 7 p.m. An opportunity to come together for quiet reflection, sharing scripture and offering prayer intentions.

Thursdays: Bible Study, 4:00 p.m., discusses upcoming weekly scriptures. No preparation is necessary.

To join these programs on your computer, tablet, smartphone or phone, contact or 978-526-7661 for details.

Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., is holding an in-person worship service Sundays at 9:15 a.m. The church continues to assess COVID-19 and variant protocols, and currently requires the wearing of a mask indoors. of the building. Everyone is welcome! More information can be found on the church’s Facebook page,

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., is temporarily returning to live-only services to keep everyone safe during the recent surge of COVID-19 cases. Please visit the church website,, for the link to the services.

North Shore Bible Church of Cape Ann, 65 Eastern Ave. in Essex, plans this Sunday to have a 10 a.m. service and stream it online. Seats can be reserved at

Lanesville Orthodox Congregational ChurchSunday worship at 10 a.m. takes place in person and online. Go to for information or for the link to connect via Zoom or Facebook to participate.

Pigeon Cove Chapel in RockportServices are celebrated in person and online at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. See his YouTube channel, Pigeon Cove Chapel. 978-546-2523

Rockport United Methodist Church, 36 Broadway in Rockport, is holding an in-person worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. The church continues to evaluate COVID-19 and variant protocols, and currently requires the wearing of a mask inside the building. Everyone is welcome! More information can be found on our sister church Gloucester United Methodist Church’s Facebook page,

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 9 a.m., and streamed the service live on Facebook, and later posted on YouTube in stjohnsgloucester. Updates, links to services and more information are available at

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1123 Washington St. in Gloucester, resumed in-person worship services every Sunday from 10 a.m. All national and local COVID-19 guidelines for group participation are followed. Online virtual worship services on Sundays are also available on Zoom and with recordings posted at To learn more, sign up for the church newsletter at Everyone is welcome; please call 978-283-6550 with any questions.

Ahavat Achim Temple is taking a break from in-person gathering and moving everything for services and Torah study through Jan. 30 to Zoom. The Sylvia Cohen Religious School will meet in person on Sunday, January 30. Instructions on how to join the Temple Zervices can be found on its homepage,, where details of major holiday programming can be found. also find themselves.

Trinity Congregational Church UCC, 70 Middle St., Gloucester, invites all to its Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary and on Zoom. The Rev. Dr. Norma Brettell will guide the service. Please contact the church office, or 978-283-1442, for details on the COVID-19 protocols in place.

Weekly Seaside Strummers Ukulele Band. No experience required. Play, laugh and learn with us.

Weekly Scripture Prayer Group: Pray using a method that allows the spirit to settle deeply.

Connect with the church via email or online at

Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves St., Rockport, resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Services will continue to take place over Zoom. Check the website for the Zoom link if you cannot attend in person. The church requires masks to be worn regardless of vaccination status and all attendees are asked to socially distance. Everyone is welcome.

Visiting parish, Churches of the Sacred Heart and Saint-Jean-Baptiste: All masses and services are held at Sacred Heart Church, 62 School St. in Manchester, while St. John the Baptist, 52 Main St. in Essex is temporarily closed for refurbishment. Reverend Paul Flammia celebrates Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Saturday Vigil Mass will be celebrated in person at 5 p.m. and available on the parish website,, and on the YouTube channel at 4 p.m.

More information can be found on the parish website at

West Gloucester Congregational Church, UCC, 488 Essex Ave. in Gloucester, suspends in-person worship in January due to a local increase in COVID-19 cases. Sunday services with musician Renée Dupuis will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. on the church’s Facebook page. You don’t need to be a Facebook subscriber to see the service. Services can also be viewed at other times by going to the church’s Facebook page.

The church also offers a Zoom/Coffee Hour prayer time on Fridays at 10 a.m. All are welcome. To receive the Zoom link, please call the church at 978-283-2817 and leave your email.

For pastoral needs, questions, or to reach Reverend Rona Tyndall, please call the church at 978-283-2817.

Lists can be sent to: Religion Calendar, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or by email to Andrea Holbrook at, at least two weeks before the event.

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