“We were designed to live in relationship.
United by our faith, we share life together, and invite you to do the same”


Visitors are always welcome, and membership inquirers’ classes are held on Sunday mornings following worship two times a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. In the class you will learn of our mission and vision, the activities and offerings of the church, the ways that you may use your gifts in service to others, and something of the history and beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The class is a prerequisite for membership, but all are welcome to attend whether or not they are presently considering membership.

On the Sundays when new members join, they will be received by the Session at 9:30am in the Common Room, will be welcomed at the 10:00am worship service, and then honored at a reception in the Common Room following worship.

New members’ folders with information about the church are available on the table in the front entrance way to the church and on the table in the Bliss House hallway. If you’d like us to contact you with more information about membership and/or the dates of our next inquirers’ class, please click here.

If you’d prefer to contact us, please email Linda Ferguson at or Wendy Starr in the church office 203-966-0002 (ext. 1).

Pastoral Care

One of the most important responsibilities is the care of our members.

Our Pastors are on call for illness and emergencies at all times. Call the church office to schedule an appointment or let the pastoral staff know about a particular need. If you wish to speak with a pastor to schedule a baptism, wedding, funeral, or memorial service please contact the church office as well.

The Pastors regularly pray for members of the congregation, please call Rev. Mary Marple Thies (203-921-9434) directly with any situation in which they might offer support of any kind.

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First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan
178 Oenoke Road
New Canaan, CT 06840


Directions & Parking

Heading North: From NY and areas south of CT

Take I95 north to exit #11 in Darien, CT; at the end of the exit ramp, take a left onto Boston Post Road, US Route 1. Go approximately ½ mile, and at the 5th stop-light intersection, take a left onto CT Route 124 or Mansfield Avenue. At this intersection you will see the Darien Fire Station on your right and Post Corner Pizza on your left. Stay on Mansfield Avenue for approximately 5 miles, crossing over CT Route 15, the Merritt Parkway.

Alternatively, take the Hutchinson River Parkway north to the Merritt Parkway and get off on exit #37. At the end of the exit ramp, take a left, crossing back over the Merritt Parkway on CT-124 or South Avenue.

Then follow the local directions below…

Heading South: From MA and areas north of CT

Take I84 West to CT-7 South or Danbury Road. Head south for approximately 15 miles until you see signs for CT-15/Merritt Parkway South. Take the CT-15/Merritt Parkway South for approximately 5 miles until exit #37 New Canaan/Darien. At the end of the exit ramp, take a left onto CT-124/South Avenue towards New Canaan.

Then follow the local directions below…

Local from the Merritt Parkway

Continue heading north on CT-124, South Avenue, passing the New Canaan YMCA and Saxe Middle School on your right and Waveny Park on your left. Travel another ¾ of a mile north on CT-124 or South Avenue and at the next stop-light intersection of Maple Street and South Ave, continue on South Ave. for another block until it dead-ends into Elm Street. This is the center of town. Take a left onto Elm Street (a one-way street) for another block, and at the next stop-light intersection, take a right onto Park Street. Go up a small hill baring slightly right and back down a small hill to the next stop sign. Take a left onto Oenoke Ridge Road, again traveling north for approximately ½ mile and the church will be on your left. We are located right next door to the New Canaan Nature Center and across the street from the Roger Sherman Inn.

Church Parking
The church has a large parking area directly across the street from the Roger Sherman Inn, and a circular drive, drop-off area with handicapped parking adjacent to the church’s main entrance.