Welcome to The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, where we are drawn in by grace and reach out in love. We are a congregation of about 325 people who live in and around Westfield, Massachusetts. We worship God on Sunday mornings at 8 and 10 am, and during the week on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm and Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Our services are in English, and many feature beautiful music of all styles. We have a "sacramental" understanding of God and celebrate God's presence in the Bread and Wine of the Holy Eucharist and the Water of Holy Baptism. Children are always welcome to worship with us!
We have made some changes to our usual styles in order to stay safe during the pandemic. Many of our worship and formation activities are online. All are welcome to join us: believers, questioners, seekers, observers!
We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. Our bishop is the Rt. Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Fisher, and we join with him and over fifty other churches and ministries to serve the people of God from Worcester west to the New York border.
With our diocese, we are members of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who worship Jesus Christ, in 111 dioceses and regional areas in 17 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud
The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud was called to be Rector of The Episcopal Church of the Atonement on October 1, 2009. Mother Nancy was ordained in 2005 and served two churches in the Diocese of Pennsylvania before she and her husband, Bill Stroud, moved to Westfield. Nancy also serves as an Assistant Chaplain to Westfield State University. In our Diocese of Western Massachusetts, she is the President of the Standing Committee, Vice-president of Diocesan Council, and a Deputy to General Convention. Nancy and Bill are the parents of three adult children, and the delighted grandparents.
Nancy Webb Stroud