Who We Are

West Parish of Barnstable is a Congregational Christian church and a member of the United Church of Christ. We are multi-generational, with a strong Sunday School Program, a 100+ member weekday Family School Program for toddlers thru kindergarten, adult, children’s, and bell choirs, various adult Christian Education programs, and opportunities for service within and beyond the church. At present we are over 280 members strong and growing nicely. We hope and plan to continue to grow in numbers as well as in faith.

West Parish is a church with a long and storied history going back to its gathering in London in 1616, its journey to West Barnstable in 1639, and its construction of the historic Meetinghouse in which we worship in 1717. At the same time, West Parish is a congregation seeking to joyfully live out its faith in today’s world amid today’sproblems and opportunities.

We are a covenantal church in the congregational tradition, meaning that the members of the congregation covenant with each other and God to form, support and be the church. All who are seeking Christ are welcome to join us for worship and service!

We invite people from all denominational backgrounds into our covenant and fellowship.

WE ARE AN OPEN AND AFFIRMING CHURCH OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. HERE IS OUR STATEMENT OF WELCOME:

As a congregation which covenants to walk together in Christian love,

believes that all persons are created equal before God,

and affirms the inclusive love of Jesus Christ,

we welcome to our work and worship all people

regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, or

economic circumstance.


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