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. 

Please join us for worship on Sundays at 8am or 10am. Our summer worship schedule offers 8am worship at the Chandler Hovey Lighthouse, and the 10am service is in our sanctuary! 

 However and whenever you choose to join us, know that you are always welcome here!    
View from Old North Church Belltower

Upcoming Events

8:00 am Worship Service @ Chandler Hovey Park
Worship Service @ Chandler Hovey Park
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
10:00 am Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
9:00 am VBS @ Parish Hall
VBS @ Parish Hall
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
3:00 pm Y Camp Pickup
Y Camp Pickup
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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
Aug 21 @ 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

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



  • 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. Our last day of Children's Church is June 11! Feel free to contact Karen on Sunday mornings or at kwkilty@gmail.com
    Vacation bible school
    August 21-25
    Please register by emailing  kwkilty@gmail.com


Glimpses of Grace

  This Glimpse of Grace was shared by Dee and Annie Burgett.  Annie wrote the sonnet as a gift for Dee’s birthday.  The drawing is done by Dee.   The Sea Salt breezes blow o’er water blue and gold. It folds and dips and sways as if a hand past the horizon grasped its edge and rolled it out, creating shining swells so grand. The... Read more »

ONC Sunday School is 200 years old!

Our Sunday School turned 200 years old on May 18th, 2017!  Twenty five of us gathered on the front steps of the church to celebrate with balloons and a special litany of blessing. We listened to a time-line of what was happening in 1817, and rung the church bell in blessing.  Afterwards we celebrated with cake and punch.  We will continue to celebrate this amazing... Read more »

New Orleans Youth Mission Trip

  During April Vacation Week, 20 youth and six chaperones traveled to New Orleans to engage in service and mission with Camp Restore.  We worked at Love In Action food pantry, two community gardens, Rescue Ranch (rescuing horses AND working with at risk-youth), ARC of New Orleans where we sorted Mardis Gras beads to be recycled, cleaned at , took a late night bike tour... Read more »

Music at Old North Church

We have wrapped up our Music program for the year.  We are grateful for all of our choir members, children's choir participants, bell choir ringers, and our music ministry staff.  The Music Committee is looking for volunteers to provide prelude and postlude music for the 10 AM summer services beginning Sunday, June 25th through Sunday, September 4th. Volunteers of any age/instrument are encouraged to share their musical offerings to enhance summer worship in the sanctuary.  Please contact Pam Roberts at vipaam2000@yahoo.com if you can help or would like to recommend someone. Your musical talent is a much appreciated contribution to our church program!