In-person and live-streamed at 9AM until further notice using THIS LINK. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

If you need to contact the office, please call the church at 508-548-2145. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please call the rector, The Rev. Deborah Warner at 508-259-1570. Stay healthy and know that we are thinking of you all!

Worship Services

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We will be using Zoom to stream our Sunday worship, special services, and other events and meetings. If you do not already have Zoom, go to this link:  and follow the directions to download Zoom.

Depending on what type of device you are using, the link will take you to the Zoom website or the App Store if you are on a mobile device. Zoom is free, and there is no need to sign up or create an account. All you need is the software/app installed on your device.

Advent Season

The first Sunday of the Advent Season is almost here!  We invite you to visit our Advent Resources page to find Advent stories and a wonderful video on how to make your own Advent wreath. 

Annual Meeting Bulletin

Please click the button below to access the Annual Meeting Bulletin and associated reports. 

Welcome to the Church of the Messiah

Church of the Messiah sign

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

In-person at 8:00 am and in-person and live-streamed at 10:00 AM.

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.

History of the Church of the Messiah

Church of the Messiah Herb Garden

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.