Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church! 

Since 1870 Emmanuel Episcopal Church has been reaching out to the greater Wakefield community through worship, Christian education, spiritual formation, and service to those in need. Emmanuel is a diverse, active, and welcoming community. We are a living rainbow with seniors, families with young children, couples, singles, and young adults. Young and old, men and women, gay and straight, people of all races and backgrounds find a home here as the people of God.

Our weekly worship at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. is centered in the Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Mass). The later service is enhanced by our exceptionally talented choir which sings a repertoire of traditional and contemporary music. Baptisms are regulary celebrated on Sundays as well. The weekly church school program at 10:00 a.m. utilizes creative approaches to Christian education, including telling Bible stories with Legos, which the children film to share with the congregation. We offer weekly adult education on Wednesday evenings, ranging from Bible studies and book studies, occasional films, and more.

This website provides a glimpse into the Emmanuel community, but the best way to get to know us is to join us in worship on Sunday morning. Visitors are always invited to the informal weekly Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 10 a.m. service.  (Parishioners who attend the 8 a.m. service also regularly join together after that service for fellowship on the first and third Sundays of the month.)

Our worship space, meeting rooms, and facilities are handicapped accessible, including a designated parking space on Bryant Street. The Parish office is open Monday–Friday from 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the summer). You can contact us at 781-245-1374 or by e-mail at eecw@verizon.net.

Come and visit us. At Emmanuel, we are growing in faith, growing in spirit, and growing in community. 

We invite you to come and grow with us.

The Rev. Matthew P. Cadwell, PhD


Be sure to visit the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’ website to learn more about The Episcopal Church's activities and ministries both in the local area and throughout the world.

The Episcopal Church is a member of the 77 million member word-wide Anglican Communion.

Service Schedule

Sunday Services

8:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist

10:00 a.m. Children's Chapel

11:15 a.m. Coffee Hour

Professionally staffed child care for children under age 3 is available on Sundays, September through June.








Bulletin Board

Our Parish Hall is available for use by outside groups.  Click here to download our Facilities Use brochure.


Upcoming Services & Events

Sunday, January 7:

Sunday of the Epiphany

Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m.; Epiphany Pageant & Choral Eucharist, 10:00 a.m.; Coffee Hour, 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, January 14:

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m.; Choral Eucharist & Holy Baptism, 10:00 a.m.; Coffee Hour, 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, January 16:

Community Dinner at Horizon House. Preparations, 3:00 p.m.; Dinner Served: 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17:

Altar Guild Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 21:

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m.; Choral Eucharist & Holy Baptism, 10:00 a.m.; Coffee Hour, 11:15 a.m.; Vestry Meeting, 12:00 noon.

Sunday, January 28:

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Choral Eucharist, 10:00 a.m.; Luncheon, 11:15 a.m.; Annual Meeting, 12:00 noon.

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