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.  Special events in January include a Women's Social Hour on Thursday, January 19th from 7pm-9pm.  On Saturday, January 21 at 8pm, join us for the first ever Old North House of Blues with the Chris Fitz Band, featuring our own Holly Cameron as vocalist.  On Friday, January 29th, we are hosting our annual Burns Supper.   However and whenever you choose to join us, know that you are always welcome here!    
View from Old North Church Belltower

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Lectio Divina @ Beals Room
Lectio Divina @ Beals Room
Jan 24 @ 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
7:30 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Bell Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
3:30 pm Cecelia Choir @ Parish Hall
Cecelia Choir @ Parish Hall
Jan 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
4:30 pm Parish Singers @ Parish Hall
Parish Singers @ Parish Hall
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
You can view the full calendar at http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73964135
7:00 pm Stone and Compass @ PH
Stone and Compass @ PH
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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



Welcome Karen!

We are thrilled to welcome Karen Kilty to the staff of ONC as our new Director of Children’s Ministries! Karen is  a life-long member of Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers and has served there in many capacities, including Deacon, high school church teacher, acolyte coordinator and Yoga-as-Faith formation.  She is a spiritual director, and has completed the “Gateways to God” program, training in spiritual direction and congregational... Read more »

“Can You Imagine?” 12.4.16 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun

“Can You Imagine?” Isaiah 11:1-10  Matthew 3:1-12 Advent 2 – Year A They say bumper stickers are good barometers of public moods.  I’m not talking about bumper stickers that express political views or show support for presidential candidates. I’m talking about bumper stickers that convey attitudes. A couple of bumper stickers I’ve seen recently: Your kid may be an honor student, but you’re still an... Read more »

Old North Women’s Christmas, January 19th, 7:00 pm

Did you know that in Ireland, there is a long tradition of  Nollaig na mBan, “Women’s Christmas” which is celebrated on Epiphany, January 6?  On the last day of Christmas women would get a much needed rest after catering to everyone during the holidays?  They would gather in each other’s homes and local pubs for a few hours of gaiety!  Well, Epiphany has past, and many of us are... Read more »

Music at Old North Church


Old North House of Blues
January 21st, 8pm
Featuring the Chris Fitz Band and Old North's soprano Holly Cameron!

This special event, sponsored by the Music Committee and the Men's Beer Group will take place on Saturday, January 21 in the Parish Hall at 8pm. Tickets are $20,including craft beer, wine and finger food. All proceeds will benefit Old North Church

Tickets can be purchased during coffee hour after worship on Sunday or online ($1 surcharge) here:
ONC House of Blues. January21.8pm