There used to be four churches in Woods Hole. Two still remain as houses of worship, Church of the Messiah (Episcopal - 1852) and St. Joseph (Roman Catholic – 1882). The other two are nowadays used for much different purposes.
Prior to 1879, the Congregationalists, Methodists and Baptists of Woods Hole paid itinerant ministers to preach in rotation at the Woods Hole School. A split occurred that led the Congregationalists and Baptists to move their services to the newly constructed Liberty Hall, which later became the Community Hall