picture of interior of church with parishionersWelcome to the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Serving as “the village church” in one of the world’s most prestigious scientific communities, we welcome all who visit no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.

Like the rest of the Episcopal Church, our parish is intentionally inclusive. The members of the Church of the Messiah range from infants and young children to elders; newcomers to Falmouth and Upper Cape communities to lifelong members who grew up in Woods Hole and Falmouth; people who have strong roots in the Episcopal Church and those who may or may not have been part of a church community before. No matter who we are and where we come from, all of us are seeking the Presence of God as known in the breaking of bread, sharing of fellowship, spiritual and intellectual inquiry and opportunities to serve God by serving others and the creation on which all life depends.

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If you are seeking a place where your presence will be honored, your mind challenged or your heart opened, welcome!

The Rev. Deborah M. Warner



  6 AM,  Sunrise Service at Nobska Point

  8 AM,  Holy Communion and Music

10 AM,  Festival Eucharist *

  10 AM, THE HOLY EUCHARIST, RITE II with choir *

Refreshments for all immediately following the 10:00 AM service

Driving Instructions: The Church of the Messiah is located at 13 Church Street in Woods Hole, which is four miles from the center of Falmouth. We are less than a quarter of a mile from the Village of Woods Hole, and a short distance from the Steamship Authority ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Just follow the signs to the Steamship Authority and once you are in Woods Hole, take Woods Hole Road until your last left before going down the hill. We are about 200 yards from the intersection of Woods Hole Road and Church Street. Our telephone number is 508-548-2145.


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