Passing of Goldie Sherrill

Dear Friends & Members of Ascension Memorial Church,

I wish to share with you the sad news of death of The Reverend Goldthwaite “Goldie” Sherrill, former Rector of our Church (1957-1967).

His funeral will be held on Friday, August 7 at 2PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ashland N.H.

Directions:  Take Route 93 North to exit 24.  Then turn right off  the exit and  follow road through town. Take left on Highland Street

(Meredith Savings Bank on corner).  You can park on the street or at Town Hall next to church.

If you wish to send a card to Goldie’s wife Mary Sherrill, her address is: PO Box 239 Center Harbor, NH 03226

Though it has been many years since Goldie served as Rector of AMC, he remains a much beloved figure among us and whose memory and spirit will continue to bless us for years to come.

God’s peace,


Book Club Update


The Book Club will be starting up again on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:00PM in St. Matthew’s Parlor.

In preparation for the meeting in September we have a book selection for you to read for the Fall.

The book is:  “No God but God:  the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam” by Reza Aslan

We will email you later in the Summer on what chapters are needed to be read for before the first Book Club meeting.

You can purchase your book from Amazon here.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the office at 978-346-2560 or email me directly at

Thank you.

Christine Bachini
Parish Administrator

Summer Hours

Effective immediately, until the end of August, the Church Office hours will be as follows:

Monday            9-12PM

Wednesday      9-12PM

Friday               9-12PM

If you have any questions or concerns please email the office at or call the office directly at 978-356-2560.

Thank you.


Christine Bachini

Parish Administrator

AMC is Hiking The Welch-Dickey Loop on Saturday, AUGUST 8TH

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You are invited on a summer-time hike with friends from AMC.

The Middle School Youth from the Our SPACE Program are leading the charge and invite you to grab your hiking stuff and join in.

Here are the details:

We are all set to travel to Thornton, New Hampshire on Saturday, August 8, and hike the Welch-Dickey Loop.

The drive is about 2 hours from Ipswich and the hike will take around 4 hours.

We’ll eat lunch on the spectacular summit, drive back the same day, and stop for dinner on the way home.

Departure time: 7:30am AMC parking lot
Approximate return time: 7:30pm

Group leaders: Jen Anderson, Vanessa Gray
What to bring:  bagged lunch and snacks in a backpack
refillable water bottle or canteen
sturdy, closed-toe shoes suitable for serious hiking

(When in doubt, better to use a solid sneaker than an untested fancy something-or
other. Hiking with blisters is no fun.)

rain poncho

light jacket or sweatshirt

sunhat or visor (optional)

insect repellent (optional)

Please RSVP ASAP so that we can plan the right number of vehicles.

Thank you for doing so!

Life is short. Get out there!