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!

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.

Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Services are in-person at 8:00 am and in-person and live-streamed at 10:00 am. Use THIS LINK to join the 10am service virtually. 

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 interim priest, Rev. David M. Rider at (917) 288-0187. 

Recent and Upcoming Services

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We use Zoom to stream our Sunday worship, special services, and other events and meetings. If you do not already have Zoom, go to this link:  https://zoom.us/download  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.