Places of Worship in Orleans
The Church of the Holy Spirit is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Church of the Holy Spirit was founded in 1933 as a small but dedicated parish in the small town of Orleans, on the elbow of Cape Cod. The original structure was built from materials salvaged from a building wrecked in a hurricane earlier that year. Many additions and renovations later, our church buildings still maintain a warm, weathered individuality that generations of parishioners continue to cherish. While our footprint has grown significantly over the years, our sense of a warm, welcoming community has remained true to our roots.
A United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist Church. Join us for Sunday worship services at 10am. Located at the crossroads of Main Street and Meetinghouse Road in East Orleans, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod. The Federated Church of Orleans has been gathered as a Congregational Society since 1646.
Located at the crossroads of Rt. 28 and Main St. in Orleans. Join us for Sunday worship services at 10am or early mornings at the Nauset Beach gazebo in July and August at 7:30am. In 1836, the Rev. Thomas G. Brown and his wife arrived in Orleans on September 1st and on September 6th, the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized with 16 members.
The cornerstone for the “new” church, in its present location, was laid on August 21, 1838 and was completed in three months. The building was dedicated on November 16, 1838 . We have been engaged in ministry on this corner ever since.
The Church of the Transfiguration is a contemporary expression of an ancient fourth-century style of architecture — a heritage shared by all Christians, and its shape reflects the Community’s monastic tradition and ecumenical vision. Constructed of Minnesota limestone, it features a long rectangular nave, a rounded apse at the east end, narrow side aisles, a peaked timber roof, and interior columns and arches along the side aisles.
The Church stands at the spiritual center of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian community in the Benedictine monastic tradition that has found its home on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts for more than forty years. Daily prayer and worship services include Holy Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours (sung in Gregorian chant), and Choral Evensong.