The Episcopal Voice of the Lower Merrimack Valley

Who We Are

The Episcopal Church is a mainline Christian denomination.  We are part of the Jesus Movement that is Loving, Liberating and Life-Giving..  Episcopal Voice of the Lower Merrimack Valley, in Massachusetts, USA is comprised of member parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. (We sometimes call ourselves the Lower Merrimack Valley Collaborative, or LMVC for short.) We work in collaboration to create community through shared events, actions, activities, worship, ministries, learning, connecting, relationships and communication. 

Church membership is not required. for participation.  Come explore your relationship with God and your Neighbors!  

Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your life journey, we will each be enriched by walking together.


Featured Opportunities


Local Online Worship

If you are looking to connect with local Sunday or weekday worship during social distancing, the parishes in the Lower Merrimack Valley offer many options from Morning Prayer to Healing, to Compline (end of day).  Each parish website is linked below for the latest information.  Worship and fellowship options change regularly in each parish.  


Please scroll down the Episcopal Voice Facebook Page to find links to visit the websites and facebook pages of all parishes to find other online or in person opportunities at this time.  


Jan 29 Celtic Spirituality Workshop Online: A Fresh Look with Fr. Paul Bresnahan

RVSP to receive the Zoom Link

We will look at how the Celts faced the Triumph Through Trauma.  Even they began to have their doubts.  Learn about their disrupted world and history of perseverance of the Celtic People.  Consider their practice of intimacy while they experienced social distance.  Join as we see what our Celtic ancestors can teach us today!  

Fr. Paul is a semi-retired priest who shares Celtic Spirituality around the US. He is a member and presenter for the Anamchara Fellowship, a dispersed religious community founded in the tradition of the Episcopal Church, with a Celtic spirit, an inclusive community, welcoming men and women, clergy and lay, married, single, or partners in a committed relationship.


Celtic Spirituality Workshop Online- A Fresh Look
Saturday, Jan 29
9:45 – 10am Zoom Gathering
10:00 – 10:10 Intro
10:10 -10:20 Celtic Morning Prayer
10:20 – 11:00 Presentation: What can the ancient Celts teach us about today? by Fr. Paul Bresnahan
11-11:10 Break
11:10- 11:40 Small group break out – questions and responses to the presentation
11:40 – 11:55 Plenary Conversation
11:55-12pm Sending Blessing with music
RSVP by to receive the Zoom link:
Public Welcome! No cost. Free will offering accepted.

Music Series

St. Paul’s Newburyport will feature a series of organ recitals.  Scroll down to see their website below.





Where We Are

St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury

St. James is a strong and loving community that welcomes, encourages and empowers all to grow in Christ and to do God’s work in the world.

Our parish is engaged in many ways in the wider community. Whether you are looking for a one time event, a short term project, or ongoing ministry, St. James is the place to be! We feed the hungry at Our Neighbors’ Table, participate in a variety of annual walks for non-profits, support the B-Safe Program by hosting inner-city kids, and much more.

120 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

St. James Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church, Haverhill

Located in the heart of the city, we are an Episcopal church, a parish of the Diocese of Massachusetts and a member of the world-wide Anglican communion.   We welcome you to join us for worship and fellowship!

We create community through the “Academy of Creative Arts at Trinity” (ACAT).  Music teachers provide free and affordable music lessons for elementary age children in the Haverhill area. “Joyful Ladle” fills community with hot meals on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Dinah’s House empowers women through the fierce and resilient strength of sisterhood.

26 White Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Trinity Episcopal Church

St. James Episcopal Church, Groveland

St. James Episcopal Church prides itself on being a smaller, friendly, community-oriented spiritual haven for all who seek God and the knowledge of God’s love throughout all points in their lives. We are not all alike—in religious background, politics, spirituality or demographic! However, we come together to worship the God, who in the person of Jesus Christ, demonstrated how love breaks down divisions and binds seekers of that love together.

Our “Traditional New England Style Bean Suppers” on occasional Saturday nights provide community for all outside of worship.  Our Wednesday morning group creates community with interesting and deep discussion of Bible stories each week.


119 Washington Street
Groveland, MA 01834

St. James Episcopal Church

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Methuen

St. Andrew’s is a family-oriented parish that has enjoyed being in Methuen for over 100 years. Our parish is made up of people of all ages – from infants to seniors. 

St. Andrew’s has established ongoing and developing relationships across contexts of difference both within our own community of Methuen, and with the African community of Nghumbi, Tanzania. In partnership with the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood (MAN), Inc. community organization, St. Andrew’s has been sharing its abundance with its neighbors in ways requested by the neighborhood. Our Parish Hall is used for after school programming.  We share a community garden on the church grounds.  We house a food pantry.  In companionship with St. John’s (Anglican) Church, Nghumbi, Tanzania, St. Andrew’s supports resources for clean water and children’s books.  We have come to realize that God wants us to be more than believers. God wants us to be doers who live our faith, not just think about it, believe it, or feel it. We believe that Love is an action verb!


90 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newburyport

St. Paul’s, Newburyport, the oldest continuously operating Episcopal church in Massachusetts, is an open and welcoming community. While we love our beautiful buildings and grounds we are especially proud of the services offered to disadvantaged people in the Greater Newburyport area. We provide three nourishing meals weekly through Among Friends, host many 12-step programs and second offender meetings, as well as providing food, gas and hotel vouchers to individuals in need.

For music lovers, St. Paul’s is the home of the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival and we host many significant concerts throughout the year. Looking for a faith community? Come and see if you’ll find it with us!

166 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, North Andover

Here at St. Paul’s, we recognize that life is difficult and fills us with questions that move us beyond the pat answer we learned as children. We welcome those questions and invite you to join us to love God, make friends, heal your soul, and make the world a better place in the name of the living God, Jesus Christ. Our inclusive church is not a collection of those who have it all figured out, but those who are continually learning, growing, and helping each other along the way.

We participate with the greater community from “Undies Sundays”, to Hike for Hope, to Habitat for Humanity, to People’s Pantry and more. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, St. Paul’s welcomes you.

390 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845

St. Paul's North Andover

All Saints Episcopal Church, West Newbury

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is a warm, caring, inclusive congregation that works on living lives of faith, hope and love and that wishes to share ourselves and our resources with others. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to see who we are and what we offer.

We pray, worship, learn, work and play together and we have FUN! We value what we do, we are greatly blessed and we want to share our many blessings with others.  Please come visit us. We think you’ll like what you find.


895 Main St.
West Newbury, MA 01985
(978) 360-6053

All Saints Episcopal Church

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