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For Visitors

Welcome! We are grateful that you are visiting our website. Village Church is a vibrant community of faith known for our inspiring worship, strong ministries to children and youth, and service to the wider community and beyond.

Village Church was founded in 1798, making it the oldest institution in Wellesley, founded before the town itself. Village Church was founded as a Congregational church, a tradition that derives from the Puritans and the Pilgrims of New England. Today we are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, a denomination that seeks to reflect the extravagant welcome of Jesus Christ. So we often say (and communicate in other ways), “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

Although Village Church has a proud history, we are always forward leaning, seeking new ways to live out the Christian Gospel in our time. We are open—to one another, to new ideas (as well as ancient ones), to people of other faith traditions. We seek in every way and in every setting to grow in our faith.

Visitors are struck by the palpable energy that infuses Village Church, particularly when we gather for worship on Sunday mornings. Long-standing members, as well as visitors, often describe our congregation as “joyful.”

We hope you will plan to visit Village Church. It would be a particular joy to welcome you.