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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 on the shoreline since 1883. 

We invite you to come and see us at Saint Ann’s Sundays as we share the love of God in Jesus Christ. Join us during the week for community events, educational programs and fellowship opportunities. Learn about our commitment to addressing poverty, homelessness, refugee resettlement, food insecurity and climate change.


Be with us in person and virtually in discovering God’s abundance and joy. 


The Rev’d Dr. Anita Louise Schell


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.

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 communication: in person, one to one; in print, signage, social media, and marketing.

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.”

Save the Dates

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Our New Griswold Gallery Artist!  Michele (Wenzler) Fox


A popular local artist, Michele has been exhibiting and selling her work for more than 20 years.


She graduated with a degree in art from Marymount College. Her subsequent studies include The Art Student's League (NYC), The Silvermine Guild (CT), and The Copley Society (Boston).


"My recent works are larger and I am transitioning from representational works to more interpretive works. Viewers are welcomed into my paintings to explore what is down the road, over the hill, around the bend. They are a celebration of the beauty that surrounds us and the endless possibilities of each day."


We're spreading the joy, electronically that is!


We’re pleased to announce that Saint Ann’s is now using Facebook and Instagram to share the joy and activities at church. If you are a user of either social media platform, we hope you will “follow” and “like” what we share and consider sharing it with others through your account. 


To see what we are up to:




We're always pleased to receive photographs or videos of Saint Ann’s activities for publication, so send them to Carol Carlson, Communications Liaison, at with a brief note of the event and anything else you wish to share. 

Event Calendar

Click on an individual event for more details.

Caring For This Fragile Earth,
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