East Parish United Methodist Church

Where all are welcome... Salisbury, MA
  • East Parish United Methodist Church

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8 Lafayette Rd
Salisbury, MA 01952


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Who We Are

East Parish United Methodist Church has been worshipping together for more than 175 years. We have a rich history of being the landmark church in Salisbury, MA. East Parish is proud to be the congregation generations consider their church home. We are a welcoming community interested in passionate worship, warm hospitality, and service to our community.

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Friendly, Spirit-filled, Multigenerational

Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Choir

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Passionate Reverent






8 Lafayette Rd
Salisbury, MA 01952



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Our Services

What are services like?
East Parish UMC gathers for worship at 10:00 Sunday mornings. You can expect to feel welcome, to hear the Word of God, and to know God's presence in our beautiful historic sanctuary. We sing traditional hymns, pray, and learn together. God put the wiggle in children, don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. A church full of wiggling children is a church full of life. We both treasure and encourage their presence. We provide worship bags with a variety of quiet activities to keep our youngest worshipers engaged during worship.

What is the community like?
East Parish UMC has been a continually worshipping community since the 1630's, established by the Church of England before the American Revolution. We are rich in history and rich in disciples of Christ. The church family looks out for each other and our community. The current church building was built in 1834 and is a landmark of Salisbury. We are traditional, in that there is an organ, hymns, and liturgy. We are casual in our informal announcements, frequent laughter, and come-as-you are spirit. We are a beach community, with many vacationing visitors. You will find people dressed in their Sunday best and others in casual clothing. Wear what you feel comfortable in. Our building is equipped with an elevator for access to all who wish to worship. There are accessible restrooms on the same floor as the sanctuary. Please contact the church office with any questions.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome everyone at East Parish UMC, wherever you are on your faith journey, from wherever you have been. God's grace has no boundaries. Communion is typically celebrated the first Sunday of the month. In the United Methodist Church, we celebrate an open communion table, meaning all are invited to receive communion.


Nancy Wichmann

Rev. Wichmann was born in Wareham, MA but moved around a lot, first as an Army brat and then as a computer programmer. She calls South Carolina home because she graduated from high school and college there; she has no desire to return. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Physics. After many years, she finally heard God’s call to ministry and is attending seminary at Boston University School of Theology. In July, 2020, she was assigned to East Parish as pastor. Starting to pastor in the Covid age is a challenge, but she believes that God will sustain her.

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