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. 

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

The Rev’d Dr. Anita Louise Schell

Provisional Priest-in-Charge

Easter Thank You


Dear people of Saint Ann's, 


Easter Sunday we hosted a joyous Easter celebration on our church terrace - another first during this season of Covid. We also held our second recorded Easter service (the first one was in 2020) and an  Easter morning service at Essex Meadows (Thank you Rev. Pat for conducting Spiritual Communion for our members and friends at Essex Meadows). So many firsts and so many thanks as we begin our 50 day season of Eastertide.

Special thanks go to Dan Ivey, our sexton, for taking the church doors off (and putting them back on) so we could roll the baby grand piano out onto the terrace (and roll it back into the church) Thank you to the moving crew: Hector Migliacci,  our organist/choir director, Todd LeFurge, Peter Griffin and Jeff, Kathy and Tim Rowe.

Over the past year we have responded to the pandemic moment. We have stayed safe and kept connected. We have become very creative with our outdoor space and resilient in adapting to online technology, chiefly Zoom. Through all of these ways we have made new friends and members of Saint Ann's. Thank you for your ongoing support in word and deed and financial commitment. Some say it has been a year like none other at Saint Ann's. As Steve and I are still in our second year with you, I cannot imagine  what the third one will bring! More excitement, creativity, resilience and generosity I am sure.


What I know for sure it is that we are rooted in the love of God in Jesus Christ. And, as we are even more connected to folk near and far we will take all the lessons and experiences of the past year and continue to be shaped by them. Let's keep finding the risen Christ in the world around us. Welcome Happy Morning Age to Age Shall Say!!!!


Mother Anita

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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