Welcome to Saint Ann's Parish

Welcome to Saint Ann’s Old Lyme, an Episcopal Church in Connecticut on the coasts of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. We have been a welcoming community in this landscape since 1883. 

We are in the time of COVID-19, and our lives have changed forever. It is a time to deepen our faith and stay connected.


The sign on our front yard reads, "The voice of prayer is never silent."  Prayer courses through us like the waters of the estuary on which we sit. Prayer is our lifeline to God and to one another. Prayer is as vital as the air we breathe and the water we drink.

In the midst of uncertainty and death, we know that love is contagious, and that resilience and hope are stronger than any fear of the unknown we possess. May our prayers this season of COVID-19 be our consolation and our faith be our strength and guide. In the words of Hymn 594, "God grant us the wisdom and courage for the facing of this hour, for the living of these days.”


Stay connected! Pray with us. 

The Rev’d Dr. Anita Louise Schell

Provisional Priest-in-Charge

Saint Ann's Mission Statement

We are a community of Christians,

open to all who serve God in Jesus Christ through worship, education, mission and fellowship.


Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday offerings,

in person and online.

Details here

In-person Worship Resumes at Saint Ann's

Dear dear friends in Christ: 


What a great blessing to welcome you back as we resume Sunday in-person, indoor worship. Until September 12 there will be one indoor Sunday morning Holy Communion service, at 9:30am as well as a recorded service on our website (available by Tuesday). No wine will be distributed. Worshippers may sing with their masks on. I am so very glad that you are with us.

Mother Anita

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Upcoming Essex Meadows schedule


Monday, July 26 Holy Eucharist with Rev. Pat Hames at 11 am in Hamilton Hall.

Monday, August 2 Holy Eucharist with Mother Anita at 11 am in Hamilton Hall.

Parish Goals

Grow deep and wide in the love or our Lord; deepen ministries within our parish and expand ministries beyond our parish.

Spread the love of God in Jesus Christ in all aspects of our communication.

Explore and put in place a “right sized” model for our parish. In all aspects of our common life, develop a plan to live within our means.

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