Old North Church (ONC) has been a central part of Marblehead’s history since the townspeople gathered to worship in their homes in 1635. When the first Meetinghouse was constructed in 1648, the site served the entire community for both services and town meetings.
Today, our congregation takes pride in knowing that its church home is also the chosen place for many baptisms, weddings, and funerals for others in Marblehead, and hosts public concerts and town events and activities. The bell in our tower still rings both to announce important events and celebrate national holidays.
Just as earlier generations came together to build and maintain the Old North Church, it’s the responsibility of ONC members and its friends in the wider community to preserve them for present and future generations.
"My journey at Old North spans more than 70 years. I consider it "glorious and ongoing" and I am so grateful." Holly Jannell