Welcome to Old South Church


Join us each Sunday for worship at 10am. We offer Children's Church and full Nursery Care.

Whether you live in Newburyport's South End, or you're visiting from across the country, we welcome you to historic Old South. 

For over 250 years Old South has been the spiritual home for many in Newburyport.  While we cherish our history, we also look to the future.  We are expanding our mission, working to preserve our historic worship space, and seeking to grow in Christ. 

We invite you to join us for worship or for one of our many special events held throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you soon at "Old South Church."


Old South Church's Interim Pastor,

The Rev. Dr. Ron Fritts


Take a moment and learn about our history and George Whitefield!

Start with a Brief History of our founder George Whitefield by clicking here, and then experience Old South via a virtual tour, or plan your visit, field trip, or Sunday Worship destination with us.

Our Mission Statement
We are a biblically grounded Presbyterian Church seeking to be true to our rich historical heritage by providing a community of worship for all who wish to embrace a faith-centered life in the Christian tradition.  We work to:

provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for families and individuals of all ages;
offer worship, service, and educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of what God is calling us to be; and
minister to the wider community.

Old South Church is thrilled to announce that they have received certification as an Earth Care Congregation. Please read our press release for more information!

We are now part of the Clipper Heritage Trail! Visit www.clipperheritagetrail.com and use your smartphone to load the mobile tour!

Contact Us

Pastor Ron Fritts: 978-358-8055; rbfritts@oldsouthnbpt.org
Office Phone: 978-465-9666
Address: 29 Federal Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
Sophia Lyons, Church Administrator at admin@oldsouthnbpt.org

Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am – 1pm
Please call the church office at 978-465-9666 to schedule an appointment or tour, and leave a message if someone is not there. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.



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Old South is a proud participant in these historical organizations:

Essex National Heritage Area

Yankee Homecoming

17th Century Saturdays