Welcome to Old North Church

Welcome to the Old North Church Marblehead! We are an inclusive, Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, first gathered in 1635, but determined not to let our rich history eclipse our present and future as a vibrant, progressive community of faith. We are an eclectic congregation of believers, seekers, saints, skeptics and questioners on a journey into what God has in store. 

We invite you to join us for worship on Sundays, or to any other opportunities and events we host throughout the week.  For those who are seeking communal meditation, we have a Lectio Divina group that meets every Tuesday at 9:00 am, where we meditate upon poetry paired with scriptures.  However and whenever you choose to join us, know that you are always welcome here!    
View from Old North Church Belltower

Upcoming Events

all-day Children’s Church @ Parish Hall
Children’s Church @ Parish Hall
Feb 26 all-day
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
all-day Israel Trip
Israel Trip
Feb 26 all-day
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
all-day School Vacation
School Vacation
Feb 26 all-day
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
7:00 pm Women’s AA @ Great Room
Women’s AA @ Great Room
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Women’s AA meeting is held every Monday evening at 7pm in Parish Hall. You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
9:00 am Lectio Divina @ Beals Room
Lectio Divina @ Beals Room
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Lectio Divina meets every Tuesday morning at 9am in the Beals Room in the Stacey St. office building. It is open to all. You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135

Sunday Worship

8:00 am

September — May
Old North Sanctuary ,

June — August
Chandler Hovey Park ,

10:00 am

Year Round

  • Worship with choirs
  • Church School
  • Professional childcare for infants and toddlers

Inspiring Sermons...

Weekly Newsletters

Our Life Together

Children and Youth


Children's Church will not be held this week due to school vacation.  Class will resume next Sunday, February 26th.
Children's Church Wish List:
  • Are you interested in volunteering time in Children's Church? We are in need of adult and high school volunteers. Please click to here send a message to Karen to volunteer.
  • Legos: We will be working on some building projects and we could use more Legos. Do you have a handful or even a bucket full you would like to donate?
  • Children's Books: Do you have a favorite children's book to share?
  • Origami: Do you know how to make a peace crane? A dove? A fish? Are you willing to teach us how to make them too?
Feel free to contact Karen on Sunday mornings or at kwkilty@gmail.com.


Interested in Becoming a Member?

  New Member information sessions will be held on Sunday, March 5th and Sunday March 12th following the 10:00 services in the Stacey Street building.  New Member Sunday will take place at the 10:00 service on Sunday, March 19th.   Any one who is interested in learning more about membership in Old North Church is welcome to attend the sessions during which our Ministers and the... Read more »

Thank you!

  Thank you all from near and far who contributed to rolling out a big welcome to our friends and neighbors from Temple Emanu-el and St Andrews last Sunday. The sanctuary was packed and our guests lingered long in the parish hall to enjoy the delicious food and beverages so thoughtfully prepared to add substance to our spirit of partnership. Dani sends her heart filled... Read more »

Walls or Windows? Sermon by Dennis B. Calhoun, January 29

“Walls or Windows” Micah 6:1-8      Matthew 5:1-12 Epiphany 4 – Year A The Rev. Dr. Dennis B. Calhoun, Senior Minister I’ll be honest. I titled my remarks for this morning before I had written them. What I’ve got to say has nothing to do with either walls or windows. Nor are they related in any obvious way to our scripture readings for today.... Read more »

Music at Old North Church

Rehearsals for the annual Palm Sunday Lenten Concert will begin on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall. This year's repertoire will include Requiem in c minor, a stunning work, by Michael Haydn. (last performed at Old North in 2013). The young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart attended the first two performances of Haydn's Requiem twenty years before he composed his own version, which is strikingly similar! Rehearsals will take place every Wednesday evening through Palm Sunday and will include two Saturday rehearsals, April 1, and 8 from 10am-12pm. The performance will take place on the evening of Palm Sunday, April 9, at 7:30pm. All interested singers should contact Maria vanKalken at vankalken@gmail.com so that we will be sure to have enough scores at the first rehearsal. All singers welcome!