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Happy 150th Norwood!

By Bella Caggiano

Throughout the year Norwood residents have been celebrating the Town’s 150th Anniversary. Plans for this 12-month celebration were in the works for well over a year, and Norwood residents have been reaping the hard work of many volunteers with months filled with local education and entertainment. 

Norwood Local Town Pages (LTP) has been publishing a monthly series throughout the year to inform residents of the various events taking place throughout town and will continue throughout 2022. Thanks to countless volunteers, the last quarter still holds a wide variety of experiences for every age group and interests for all to enjoy, so stay tuned to LTP and for all the latest information!

This fall, the Norwood 150th Committee is rolling out a seven-week rolling church tour in honor of Norwood’s anniversary. The event will run from mid-September through the end of October. 

For Norwood’s 100th Anniversary celebration in 1972, anniversary services were held at 11 of Norwood’s places of faith and included a massed ringing of the bells and a choir concert at the Junior High School.

For the 125th celebration in 1997, religious events were scaled back and one interfaith service was held at the First Congregational Church, Norwood’s oldest church.

This year, the “rolling tour,” will include an open house, tours of the facilities, and information about the church. Residents will learn interesting facts on Norwood’s faith community as well as view striking architecture and meet their Norwood neighbors!

Below is the committed schedule at press time, however, additional churches are finalizing dates and times for their participation. Visit to stay updated on all events.

Sunday, Sept. 18

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

549 Washington St.

2-4 p.m.

United Church of Norwood

595 Washington St.

Time TBD

Saturday, Sept. 24

Trinity Community Church

234 Walpole St.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Heritage Baptist Church

615 Washington St.

1-2:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

24 Berwick St.

1-3 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church

150 Chapel St.

1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

First Baptist Church

Anglican Church of the Redeemer

71 Bond St.

12-2 p.m.

First Congregational Church

100 Winter St.

2-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Fulfilled Life Ministries

661 Pleasant St.

2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Waters Church

668 Walpole St.

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30

First Church of Christ, Scientist

751 Washington St.

12-2 p.m.

St. George Orthodox Church

6 Atwood Ave.

2-3 p.m.