Coronavirus impact: Many Darien churches turning to simulcast versus assembly

St. Luke's Darien

St. Luke's Darien


Nothing draws a more diverse group of attendees than a church service. In light of the guidance from the state to avoid large gatherings as Connecticut faces increasing cases of coronavirus, many Darien churches are canceling services or turning to simulcasts.

St. Luke’s Parish, 1864 Post Road, the services at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. are canceled. The 10 a.m. Choral Matins will be held without a congregation just for streaming to Facebook/saintlukesdarien. Daily livestreamed Lenten prayers are also being offered.

For March, First Congregational Church of Darien will also be holding a livestream without assembly at 8 and 11 a.m. Find more information on the livestream on the church’s website

Noroton Presbyterian Church will be holding a livestream for its Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. and its Wednesday service at 7 p.m. More information at https:/

Bishop Frank Caggiano has directed the state’s Roman Catholic Churches, including Darien’s St. John’s Roman Catholic Church and St. Thomas More Catholic Church, to suspend Mass indefinitely. Read more at

The United Church of Rowayton has suspended all church activities including services, through March 31. More information at

Christ Community Church is canceling all Sunday services and any other gatherings for the next two weeks — that includes Sunday, March 15 and Sunday, March 22. Services on those Sundays will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook/ChristCommunityCT.

First Church of Christ Scientist in Darien is holding services via conference call through March. The number for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service is 860-924-7569, followed by the conference ID (839 638 299#). The number for the Wednesday evening testimony meeting at 7:30 p.m. is the same (860-924-7569), followed by a different conference ID (209 768 0#). More info: http://christ

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