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Father Andrew Stoessel
Fr. Andrew Stoessel

From the Rector

St. Michael's Mission is to seek transformation in God's grace by worshipping God in prayer, song, and study; loving and serving our neighbor in and outside our parish Community; and being good stewards of God's creation.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Dorothy Foley photo
Dorothy Foley
From the Church School

I'm delighted to join the St. Michael's family! I grew up in Swampscott and graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School, and I have a Master's in Teaching English from Salem State University. Before I began teaching, I lived in Washington, D.C., where I was a media lawyer and then a Special Counsel at the United States Department of Justice. While living in Washington, I was received into the Episcopal Church at St. John's Georgetown.

Since moving back to Massachusetts, I have been a member of St. Andrew's here in Marblehead. I appreciate having the rare privilege of being part of two parish families. Please introduce yourself to me or contact me at any time. I'd love to get to know you and for you to get to know me.

Dr. Douglas Major
Dr. Douglas Major
From the Music Director

Our esteemed Musical Director, Dr. Douglas Major, will play his final service with us on Michaelmas, Sun 9/29. Following the service and a special coffee hour dedicated to Doug, he will begin his well-deserved retirement. But before any of that, we will celebrate Doug's ministry and time at St. Michael's on Sat 9/28 from 6:00–8:00 pm. All are welcome; additional details to follow.

Please check out the recently announced 2019–2020 Concert Series program. St. Michael's new Music Director, Raymond Hawkins, leads off on Sun 10/20. Subscriptions for the entire series of five performances are just $50.

...Read more in Doug's Column

Howie Gate
Together Evensong promo St. Michael's interior shot Organ Concert promo
First Communion group photo St. Michael's steeple Howie Gate image Michaelmas 2014

Regular Worship Schedule
Holy Eucharist
Sundays at 8:00 am, Rite I
Sundays at 10:00 am, Rite II
Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Rite II

Church School
each Sunday at 9:30 am

Child Care
downstairs each Sunday from 9:30–11:30 am

Choral Evensong
1st Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm


Our Mission is to seek transformation in God's grace by worshipping God in prayer, song, and study; loving and serving our neighbor in and outside our parish Community; and being good stewards of God's creation.

St. Michael's staff roster

Two "Major" Upcoming Events
On Sat 9/28, we will celebrate our Music Director, Dr. Douglas Major, as he shifts toward retirement. Sun 9/29, our annual Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, will be Doug's last Sunday with us.

New Music Director
Our new Music Director, Raymond Hawkins, will worship with us on Sunday 9/29 before he occupies that special bench in the choir loft on Sun 10/6.

Adult Choir: New Singers Welcome!
Please see Music Director Douglas Major if you are interested in joining this joyful ministry. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Sunday Servers Needed
Help make our liturgy run smoothly and effectively. We have opportunities to participate in one or more of the following roles: altar guild, sextons, ushers, lectors, lay Eucharist ministers, oblation bearers, and hosts/hostesses. If you would like to help in any way, please speak with Fr. Andrew.

Altar Flowers
One of the gifts of summer and fall are the wonderful flowers in our gardens. Through the fall months, if anyone has flowers from their gardens that St. Michael's could use on our altar, please contact Anne Foster.

Mon 9/23
11:00 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tue 9/24
6:00 pm Marblehead Festival of Arts Annual Meeting

Wed 9/25
9:30 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Bible Study
11:30 am Staff Meeting
8:00 pm AA Meeting

Thu 9/26
7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

Fri 9/27
11:00 am Wisdom & Friendship Group

Sat 9/28
6:00–8:00 pm Celebration of the Music Ministry of Dr. Douglas Major, Parish Hall
Please RSVP to the Church Office or Jr. Warden Barbara Miller

Sun 9/29 Michaelmas:
The Feast of St. Michael & All Angels
8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30 am Child Care
9:30 am Church School
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II

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St. Michael's was founded in 1714, and we
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last update 09/22/2019