OUR PARISH

 

We Are

a caring community of faith seeking to share the love of God in our life together with one another, and in our support and care for those in need in the world around us.  All are welcome here. Calvary is made up of members young and old, with many new to this community of faith.

Whoever you are, from wherever you have come, you are welcome here.

As an Episcopal Church, worship of God in Christ is the center from which everything else flows, and great music helps define our life together. We invite you to explore this website to find where you might fit in ~ worship and spiritual development, service to the world and life-long learning, singing and joyous fellowship, and much more. At Calvary we have experienced Jesus' ministry of hospitality and hope; we would love to share that with you.

We hope you will come visit us in our "Church by the Sea".
 

FAQ's

What time is the service?

There is a full Eucharistic service on Sundays at 8 am and 10 am from September through mid June, at 9 am during the summer, and there is a Prayer Service on 2nd and 4th Fridays at 11am.
 

Can I receive communion even if this is not my home church?

All baptized Christians are welcome to participate in the Eucharist.
 

What if I can’t make it to the church service, but want to participate?

If you are unable to be physically present at worship, you can listen to our second Sunday service from a distance. 

INSRUCTIONS:
Participants should dial 1-857-957-1130 (toll free) 
Following the voice prompt, enter the access code of 215 866 948 # 
 

Joining Calvary Church

Calvary Church welcomes new members!

Please keep in mind that you do not have to join the parish in a formal way in order to worship or participate in activities. You may also donate support for the ministries of the parish without becoming a member. And all baptized persons, adults and children, are always welcome to receive Holy Communion.

Those interested in joining Calvary should fill out the contact from below. The church office will then contact you about scheduling an appointment with the rector to discuss membership in our parish.
 


Our History

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The Parish of Calvary Church was founded in 1847 within the small, bustling seaside New England village of Stonington, CT. At that time there were seven active other churches in Stonington. Our current stone church building, designed by architect Richard Upjohn, was consecrated in 1849 and completely restored in 1995-97 and made barrier-free for all worshippers.

Stonington and its Borough were prospering in the late 1840’s and 50’s. Paddle-wheel steamers of the “Stonington Line” brought passengers from New York to take the new railway to Providence and Boston, with many travelers stopping over on the way at the Wadawanuck House and the Steamboat Hotel. Twice as many people lived in the Borough then as now. The Borough was busy, noisy, and pungent, as was any thriving village along the coast in the mid 1800’s.

Today, Calvary Church vigorously pursues its mission of ministry to this community and the world and has a committed following of parishioners of all ages. We hope you will find yourself a place among the seekers and Saints in Calvary Parish. We pray it will become a place from which you can serve Christ in this community and the world.