Gloucester United Methodist Church

436 Washington St
Gloucester  MA  01930
United States

Pastor: David Myers

Pastor: David Myers
(978) 281-1040


Every Sunday morning at 9:15, residents of the Riverdale area of Gloucester hear the ringing of the bell -- made by Paul Revere and Son -- that warned Sandy Bay (Rockport) of an attack by the British in 1814:
On September 8, 1814, the British frigate Nymph invaded Sandy Bay. One of her barges surprised and captured the barracks at the end of Bearskin Neck; when the second was seen entering the Old Harbor, the meeting house bell sounded the alarm. The crew shot at the bell to silence it and hit the steeple instead. Firing a shot, the carronade went through the bottom of the barge,and the crew was captured as they swam ashore. Their captain effected an exchange of prisoners and promised not to bother the town any more.
  This bell, cast in 1806, was purchased in 1838 from the Rockport Congregational Church for the new Riverdale Methodist Episcopal Church being built.  The bell that the British tried to silence has since heralded the beginning of services for the Riverdale church (now the Gloucester United Methodist Church) almost 170 years.    

What To Expect

Do you ever ask these questions when you visit a new church?
Is God listening to me?
Are they just after my money?
Is there hope for me?
Will they make me help out?
Will they LET me serve?
Will these people accept me...and my children?
Will anyone pray with me?
Is there a place for my talent?
Do I have to dress up?

We got here by foot, by horse and carriage, by car. We got here by grace, by obedience to parents who brought us and by chance.

We are made up of members from:
East Gloucester Methodist Episcopal
closed April of 1958
Bay View Methodist Episcopal
closed December of 1967
Wesley United Methodist
closed 1999

We are made up of all sorts of people who came seeking, by invitation or out of curiosity. We are people like yourself who have fished, who have returned from war, who have raised babies or maybe planning to. We are young and “young at heart”.
We are gifted; some with music, some with patience, some with vision, some with other gifts as well. We welcome new ideas and new members. We like to laugh, and are willing to cry, we are imperfect, but we are learning. That’s why we are here, expecting to be transformed and made whole by the love of Christ.

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Gloucester United Methodist Church

436 Washington St Gloucester MA 01930 United States

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Gloucester United Methodist Church

436 Washington St
Gloucester  MA  01930
United States


  • Worship Service 9:30 AM

Mailing Address

GLOUCESTER  MA  01930 -1857
United States

Phone Number

(978) 281-1040

Office Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Friday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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