Ipswich, Massachusetts

Ipswich, Massachusetts, located thirty miles north of Boston is a truly beautiful town. From sandy beaches to horse farms and Trustees of Reservation properties, Ipswich has miles of walking trails with breath taking vistas.  A day could be spent walking Crane Beach, paddling on the Ipswich River, walking at Appleton farms, picking apples at Russell Orchard or eating your pick of fried clams (Farnham's is our favorite- though some may also say The Clambox). Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town and an active historical society eager to keep the history alive.  Whether you are a young family with children, or looking for a beautiful town to call home upon your retirement, Ipswich has something to offer everyone.  And perhaps what makes Ipswich most appealing, is the beautiful Orthodox Church situated on the top of the hill, overlooking the downtown.

Learn more about Ipswich:

Historic Ipswich

Ipswich Museum


Aerial Images of Ipswich

Appleton Farms

 Ipswich River

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We extend a prayerful and sincere welcome to all visitors. The Orthodox Church of Saint John the Russian is a growing and vibrant community. Our parishioners come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. All of our services are in English. 

Our parish was founded in 1976 and falls under the omophorion of Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)

Whether you are an Orthodox Christian looking for a parish home, someone interested in Orthodoxy or just visiting the area, we hope that you enjoy your time worshiping with our community. 

You are cordially invited to join us for refreshments in our Fellowship Hall after Divine Liturgy.

Newsletter "Facing East"