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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 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.


The Rev’d Dr. Anita Louise Schell


Save the Dates


January 29

There will be one Worship Service at 9:30am followed by the Annual Parish Meeting in person and via Zoom.

No Bible Study or Godly Play on this day.

Zoom Link here


February 11

The Vestry & People of Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church Old Lyme request your prayers & presence at


A Celebration of the New & Mutual Ministry they share with The Rev. Dr. Anita Louise Schell, Seventh Rector of the Congregation on Saturday, February 11, 2023, 11:00am


The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Mello, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in CT, Presiding
The Rev. Adam Thomas, Preaching

Event Calendar

Click on an individual event for more details.


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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