Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington St., is open for worship Sundays at 10 a.m. The church is limiting capacity to 100 vaccinated people. COVID-19 protocols continue to be assessed, as needed. Worship services can also be accessed via Zoom. The chat rooms opens at 9:30 a.m. A time of prayer and reflection is offered Thursdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome. For more information and web links, please go to

Cape Ann Bible Church, 8 Thompson St., Gloucester, offers Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m., with limited capacity and live-streamed on where past services and messages may be found. For more information go to or call 978-281-3941.

The Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport has reopened all its churches in for Masses without capacity limits and reservations.

Saturday Vigil Masses are at 4 p.m. at St Ann Church, 74 Pleasant St. in Gloucester, and 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St. in Gloucester.

Sunday Masses will at 7 and 11:45 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 8:15 a.m. in St. Ann Church, and 10 a.m. in Saint Joachim Church, 56 Broadway in Rockport. Sunday Mass will also be offered online at the churches’ YouTube channel,

Daily Masses are celebrated at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Thursdays and Friday at 8 a.m., and on the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m.

The sacrament of confession is offered Wednesdays from 6:05 to 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church and by appointment.

Masks are encouraged. There will be social distancing by having every other pew roped off and not available at St. Ann during the Masses at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. James Achadinha, pastor of the community, said ll pastoral ministry and service organizations can begin meeting again. The parish office remains closed but pastoral assistance is always available by calling 978-281-4820 or

Churches of Sacred Heart & St. John the Baptist: The Rev. Paul Flammia will celebrate Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 62 School St. in Manchester, and at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist, 52 Main St. in Essex. More information may found on the parish website at

First Baptist Church of Gloucester, 38 Gloucester Ave., hosts Sunday Services at 10 a.m. The sanctuary is open for worship, and been marked with arrows for entrance and exit, and some pews have been blocked to help observe proper COVID-19 protocols. Masks are required at all times, as well as practicing social distancing. The service is also available on Facebook Live for viewing as it is being conducted, or for viewing at a future time if desired. All are welcome.

First Baptist Church of Rockport, 4 High St. in Rockport, has resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. The church will not require mask wearing but encourages those who wish to, to do so. Some pews will be closed to maintain social distanced spacing. Sunday and weekly outdoor programming is available for children and youth. All activities follow COVID-19 protocols. More information about the church and services may be found at

First Church in Wenham, 1 Arbor St., Wenham is hosting candlelight prayer services on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. outside the front of the church building. Masks must be worn at all times. Outdoor health safety guidelines will be followed throughout the events.     

First Congregational Church of Essex (FCCOE), 39 Main St., Essex, is worshiping in person (seating limited) and online at its website. To join in visit and click “At Home Sunday Worship.” You may also stay connected by clicking “like” on its Facebook page, First Congregational Church of Essex.

First Congregational Church, UCC, of Rockport is hosting in-person worship Sundays at 10 a.m. The services will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Questions? 978- 546-6638.

First Parish Manchester, 10 Central St. in Manchester, is hosting in-person and online Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m.

For those interested in attending in person, the church will follow state COVID-19 protocols; details can be found at Virtual worship for those not yet ready to return can be found at and YouTube (search First Parish Church Manchester by the Sea).

The church also offers the following:

Mondays: On first and third of month, “Still Speaking” group meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss modern intellectuals’ thinking on issues of faith, morals and justice as they relate to our spiritual tradition. Last Monday of the month, the Book Group meets at 7 p.m. to discuss of a book of interest to people of various backgrounds.

Wednesdays: Prayer & Meditation, 7 p.m.. An opportunity to come together for quiet reflection, sharing of scripture and the offering of prayer intentions.

Thursdays: Bible Study, 4 p.m., discusses upcoming weekly scripture. No preparation is needed.

A family open house on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet Jeanne Westcott, the church’s director of youth and children’s ministries, and learn about church’s hands-on children’s curricular model for Faith Formation classes, mission/service projects, special events and Youth Fellowship special events, themed celebration evenings and special service projects. Questions may be sent to

To join these programs on your computer, tablet, smart phone or phone, contact or 978-526-7661 for details.

Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., hosts in-person Sunday worship services at 9:15 a.m. and follows state COVID-19 guidelines for group participation. Virtual, on-line Sunday worship services are also available with music, Scripture readings and sermon beginning at 9:15 a.m. on the Gloucester’s church’s Facebook. page,

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., Gloucester, is hosting a Flower Communion service with Lucille LePage this Sunday, July 18, at 10 a.m. on the allee, weather permitting, and on Zoom. For an invitation to join the Zoom service, email before 10 on Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome.

North Shore Bible Church of Cape Ann, 65 Eastern Ave. in Essex, plans this Sunday to have one service at 10 a.m., and stream it online. Seats may be reserved at

The Orthodox Congregational Church of Lanesville’s Sunday 10 a.m. worship service takes place in person and online. Visit for information or for the link to connect via Zoom or Facebook to participate.

Pigeon Cove Chapel in Rockport’s services are being celebrated in person and online at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. See its YouTube channel, Pigeon Cove Chapel. 978-546-2523

Rockport United Methodist Church, 36 Broadway, Rockport, has resumed in-person Sunday worship services at 11 a.m. and follows state COVID-19 guidelines for group participation. Virtual, on-line Sunday worship services are also available with music, Scripture readings and sermon beginning at 9:15 a.m. on the Gloucester United Methodist Church’s Facebook page,

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., has resumed in-person worship Sundays at 9 a.m.. Online services are posted on Youtube at stjohnsgloucester. Updates, links to services, and more information are available at

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gloucester is holding Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live at All welcome. Questions? Call 978-283-6550

Temple Ahavat Achim is hosting Religious School, weekly Torah Study class, morning Shabbat service and Sunday minyan service in person and on the Zoom platform. Instructions on how to join the temple’s Zervices may be found at on its homepage,, where details on High Holidays programming can also be found.

Trinity Congregational Church UUC, 70 Middle St., Gloucester, invites all to its Drive-In Church, held every Sunday in the church parking lot, beginning promptly at 10 a.m., through August. Sit outside on socially distanced chairs or watch via Zoom. The Rev. Dr. Norma Brettell, pastor, will guide the service, which includes uplifting music. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month in COVID-safe format.

The church also offers:

Picnic and Sunset Vespers @ Plum Cove Beach. Please bring a light picnic supper and bug spray. Look for the bright red Trinity Church banner on Wednesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. (sunset 8:07 p.m.); Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. (sunset 7:40 p.m.); and Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:15 p.m. (sunset 6:52 p.m.).

Labyrinth Meditation @ Wingaersheek. Brettel will mark out a small labyrinth on the beach and guide this ancient spiritual practice. Look for the bright red Trinity Church banner on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m.

Seaside Strummers, the church’s ukele group, will start in September. Let the church know via email,, if you would like to join; beginners and experienced welcome.

For more information or Zoom links, please contact email or phone 978-283-1442. Events are published in a monthly newsletter, on and on Facebook @TrinityGloucester.

Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport, 4 Cleaves St., Rockport, hosts Zoom worship services online Sundays at 10:30 a.m. For an invitation to join the service, email Everyone is welcome.

West Gloucester Congregational Church, UCC, 488 Essex Ave. in Gloucester, has resumed in person worship and all Sunday services will stream live on the church’s Facebook page on Sundays at 10 a.m. Masks will be required inside the sanctuary for the safety and protection of our church’s children and those who cannot be vaccinated.

Services will also be available online on West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church YouTube, or the church website,

The musician for services on July 25, and Aug. 1,8, 15 and 29 will be Renee Dupuis.

Musicians for the Aug 22 service will be Jeannine Lynch and Arnie Rosen.

Aug, 1 is Communion Sunday.

The church also offers a Zoom Prayer Time/Coffee Hour on Friday at 10 a.m. All are welcome. To receive the Zoom link, please call the church at 978-283-2817 and leave your email.

For pastoral needs, questions, or to reach the Rev. Rona Tyndall, please call the church at 978-283-2817.

Listings may be sent to: Religion Calendar, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or emailed to Andrea Holbrook at, at least two weeks prior to the event.

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