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We are:

PROGRESSIVELY UNTRADITIONAL: 21st century minds in a 1717 Meetinghouse!
JOYOUSLY INCLUSIVE: Radically open and affirming, all ages, everyone, regardless.
EXPRESSLY “ON THE WAY”: Faith is a journey. Journey with us!
COMMITTEDLY IN THE COMMUNITY: In helping others, we become our true selves.

Latest News and Updates

Our Christmas Video

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Watch our short Advent and Christmas video! Click here:

Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

Monday, November 30th, 2015


Our annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing begins Sunday at 5:00, as we gather round the huge fir, sing secular Christmas songs, welcome Santa, and plug in the lights!

Then it is past the live nativity, then up to the Meetinghouse where, with the help of the Bell Choir and Donna on the pipe organ, we tell the Christmas story in word and song.
Then its over to Jenkins Hall for soup, snacks, and desserts.

Dec. 5, 6

Monday, November 30th, 2015


“Prepare ye, the way of the Lord.” 

We will learn what Advent waiting is all about as we get ready for the arrival of a baby boy who will be named Jesus.


“Dressing for Christmas!”

Ever think the Bible might have some fashion advice for our Christmas celebrations?  Sunday we will channel our inner fashion police and see!  Lighting one candle for peace might help as well….


1717 Meetinghouse in an Exhibit

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015


West Parish Meetinghouse featured in an exhibition at BSA Space, Boston

BSA Space presents White on White: Churches of Rural New England, an exhibition of 40 images representing early churches of the 18th and 19th centuries by architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal from Historic New England’s collection.


These remarkable small-town, white structures were erected by local builders and joiners, and occasionally by itinerant master carpenters. There were no trained architects or even schools of architecture in America at the time. Their inspiration came from traditional designs and from pattern books. In his photographs, Rosenthal traces the evolution of church styles from the early meetinghouse through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals.


Rosenthal, a well-known architectural photographer who trained as an architect, has traveled throughout the Northeast capturing what remains of these architectural gems. He began photographing New England churches in the mid-1960s. The photographs on display are a personal selection taken over the succeeding decades, including images of evocative survivors in the New England landscape. West Parish Meetinghouse is one of the church gems featured in the show.
Read the article here about the show published in the Boston Globe on Thursday, November 12th.

Margaret Housman on John Lothrop – a delightful clip!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Weddings in a Beautiful, Historic Meetinghouse!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Dewy Wedding

Your wedding should be as memorable as the reception afterward, so why not celebrate your historic event at an historic site? Why not in a beautiful meetinghouse immortalized in Cape Cod Life’s May 2013 edition (p.50)?



We Got an Award!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013



     At the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC, we were one of two churches to receive an award for church development, and here it is! For our visioning process and implementation of the Saturday worship service….