Summer Services

Located on Route 302 in Bretton Woods, the Church of the Transfiguration is a summer chapel that holds regular services at 5:00 pm every Saturday evening during July and August, beginning on July 4 in 2015.   The final service for this summer will be August 29. 

About the Church of the Transfiguration

Dedicated in 1907, the Church of the Transfiguration was built in memory of Joseph Stickney, the man who built the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. Crafted from gray granite, the building features magnificent stained glass windows by D. Maitland Armstrong as well as one by the Tiffany Studio. The windows depict the 12 disciples along the side walls, the Ascension in the back, and the Transfiguration as the altar piece.

Weddings at the Church of the Transfiguration

Any couple who are sincere in their commitment to the establishment of a Christian marriage are invited to share in the ministry of the Church in preparation for their marriage. An expectation of the church is that the couple intends to live out their faith by being active in a Christian community and have demonstrated their intention to affiliate with a congregation where they will be living.

The Church is as concerned about marriage as it is about the wedding, therefore pre-marital conversation between the clergy and the couple is an essential part of the wedding preparation. For couples from outside the area, every possible attempt will be made to coordinate these meetings with other trips the couple needs to make to the area.

Weddings can be scheduled from May through October. The building has only a small heater, so weddings outside of that time cannot be accommodated. Weddings scheduled for the very beginning or end of that time frame could still be a little chilly. Weddings are not scheduled on Sundays.

There are church guidelines which seek to assist persons in building strong marriages after divorce or dissolution of a civil union. Please realize that there may be some additional time needed to fulfill these guidelines, and discuss this with the clergy as soon as possible.