Annisquam Village Church holds online worship services each Sunday at 10 a.m. 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 seating and at for live streaming. Past services and messages may be found there. For more information go to or call 978-281-3941.

The Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport is taking reservations online for Holy Week Masses.

Easter Sunday Masses will be held at 8:15 a.m. in Saint Ann Church, 10 a.m. in Saint Joachim Church, and 7 and 11:45 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.

The Rev. James Achadinha is conducting Mass of Our Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil on Saturday privately, then uploading them to the church’s YouTube channel, CCGRonline, at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively. 

Good Friday Masses will be at noon in Saint Ann Church, 3 p.m. in Saint Joachim Church, and 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. Registration for seating will run from Sunday noon to Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

Registration for Easter Sunday Masses will run Thursday, April 1, at 10 a.m. to Saturday, April 3, at noon.

Reservations for Holy Week and Easter by phone or email will not be accepted.

There are also resources on the community’s website,, to conduct private services at homes. Each update includes prayers and scripture passages to read and reflect on at certain hours of the day. The Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation (Confession) is by available by appointment only.

Churches of Sacred Heart & St. John the Baptist: The Rev. Paul Flammia will celebrate Easter Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Manchester. He will also celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart. St. John will be open 3 to 5 p.m. Good Friday for Stations of the Cross; registration will be taken at the side entrance. Live-streamed will be Masses at 10 a.m on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Reservations for all Masses may be made and attendance requirements may be found 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 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 for Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. To register visit You may also stay connected by clicking “like” on its Facebook page, First Congregational Church of Essex.

First Congregational Church, UCC, of Rockport is live streaming Sunday services on its Facebook page and Zoom at 10 a.m. Questions? 978- 546-6638.

First Parish Manchester is offering virtual worship services during Holy Week, with Maundy Thursday commemoration on Facebook Live, April 1 at 7 p.m.; Good Friday prayer and meditation on Zoom, April 2, at noon and 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday celebration on Facebook Live, April 4, at 10 a.m. Join at The church also offers:

Wednesdays: Prayer and Meditation at 7 p.m., an opportunity to come together for quiet reflection, sharing of Scripture, and the offering of prayer intentions.

Thursdays: Bible Study at 4 p.m., discussion of upcoming weekly scripture. No preparation is needed; all welcome.

Tuesday evening classes and committee meetings online through Zoom. To join with Zoom conferencing, on your computer, tablet, smart phone or phone, contact for details.

Past worship services available on YouTube; search First Parish Church Manchester by the Sea.

Gloucester and Rockport United Methodist Churches continue to share worship together online each week. Holy Week services are 6 p.m. for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, on Thursday, April 1; 7 a.m. for Rockport Youth Easter Sunrise Worship; and 10 a.m. for Easter Sunday, April 4. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both church buildings at 436 Washington St., Gloucester, and 36 Broadway, Rockport, remain closed until deemed safe to open. However, the churches’ “people are the church,” and mission work continues. Any questions can be directed to the church website listed above.

Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., Gloucester, is hosting an Easter Sunday worship service online,, at 10 a.m. For an invitation to join the service, email before 10 on Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome.

North Shore Bible Church of Cape Ann, 65 Eastern Ave. in Essex, plans this Easter Sunday to have services at 9 and 11 a.m., and stream the 11 a.m. service online. Seats may be reserved at

The Orthodox Congregational Church of Lanesville’s Sunday 10 a.m. worship services is in-person and remains online but some weekly prayer meetings, Bible study classes are meeting in person. Visit for information or for the link to connect via Zoom or Facebook to participate.

Pigeon Cove Chapel in Rockport’s services are in a distance format for 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. See its YouTube channel, Pigeon Cove Chapel. 978-546-2523.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., is closed, except for AA meetings. 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 services via Zoom for Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2, at 7p.m., and Easter Sunday Service, April 4, at 10 a.m. More information may be found and All welcome. Questions? Call 978-283-6550

Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The temple’s Religious School, weekly Torah Study class, morning Shabbat service and Sunday minyan service have moved to 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,  and counting the Omer 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 10:30 a.m. Arrive beforehand, and listen to the service from your car radio, or sit outside on socially distanced chairs. Communion will be celebrated in a COVID-19-safe format the first Sunday of every month. The service is also available online at; and on the Facebook page: Trinity Congregational Church Gloucester.

The church also offers:

Ice Cream Social, on Wednesdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m. vis over Zoom (bring your own ice cream).

UCC Lent Book Club’s last meeting is Tuesday, March 30, from 4 to 5 p.m., also over Zoom.

For links to these events, please contact Trinity Congregational Church at 978-283-1442 or

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., Gloucester, continues to worship online at its new website, (click on “Worship Church Online”) for the safety of parishioners. Worshippers also may like West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church on Facebook to view services. Church services are available on YouTube; search West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church.

April 1: Maundy Thursday. Candle-lit Communion Service in the Labyrinth from 6 to 6:30 p.m.. All welcome, wearing masks and holy distancing. Communion elements will be single-serve, pre-packaged, factory wrapped.

April 2: Good Friday meditation, noon to 3 p.m., walking the labyrinth for all or any portion of the hours that Jesus hung on the cross. Worship Service, 6 to 7 p.m.

April 4: Easter Sunrise Service, 6 to 7 a.m., and Easter Worship, 10 to 11 a.m.

Zoom Book Discussion group meets 5 p.m. Thursdays to discuss “ American Jezebel: the uncommon life of Anne Hutchingson, the woman who deified the Puritans” by Eve LaPlante.

The church also offers a Zoom Prayer Time on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a Zoom Coffee Hour on Friday at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

To receive the link for any of the Zoom groups, please call the church at 978-283-2817 and leave your email and let us know which link(s) you would like to receive.

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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