Introducing Our New Parish and Community Center!

Welcome to The Church of the Messiah

Welcome 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 the breaking of bread, sharing of fellowship, spiritual and intellectual inquiry and opportunities to serve God by serving others and the creation on which depend.

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

Sunday Services:

8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with music

Mission Statement

Adopted by the Vestry of the Church of the Messiah on February 10, 2015.

The Church of the Messiah is an inclusive and welcoming community

  • Committed to serving God by serving neighbors near and far;
  • Affirming the dignity of every human being;
  • Believing we are called to be stewards of creation.
Church of the Messiah sign

About The Church of the Messiah

In the 1850s, Joseph Story Fay gave the village of Woods Hole its first church and Cape Cod its first Episcopal Church. He later donated a more substantial building, the Stone Church, moving the First Church to its present adjacent location.

Now, 160 years later, we are excited that the First Church renovation has transformed a local landmark into a facility that will provide a welcoming gathering place for Woods Hole and the greater Falmouth community. Here are some pictures from our Easter Reception in the new Parish Community Center!

To find out more about this exciting project and to donate, click HERE.