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We are a Congregation rich in history and spirit
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  • Originally named “Strict Congregational Society” of Woodbury as two Congregational churches in the same town was not legal. Strict being there was no alcohol to be served on the premises which continues to this day.

  • 8 Roman Doric columns, each 50 ft. high were donated by the 8 original families from trees on their farms.

  • The only church in Connecticut designed by architect/builder Asher Benjamin

  • Organ pipes visible in the choir loft are from the organ used from 1868 – 1947

  • Pews were sold to generate income, the most expensive being in the front of the pulpit or in the rear near the stoves!

  • Historic items in the Narthex are communion services & mite boxes and plates for collections

  • Through the changes over time, the church has maintained its colonial character and is an excellent example of Congregational architecture in New England.

Projects Completed over the last 10 years

  • The first real major project was complete renovation of the Parsonage which started in 2012 and completed in 2013.

  • There were minor interior upgrades done to the church in 2014.

  • The handicap ramp and remodeling of the Parlor Hallway, painting of the Church and Parsonage, remodeling the conference room and stabilizing the Belfry was done in 2015

  • In 2016 efforts were spent on getting prepared for the Churches 200thanniversary. In November the Lantern was removed as well as the Bell. The Belfry was environmentally sealed.

  • In 2017 work was done on the Lantern.

  • On March 6th of 2018 the Lantern was put back. The Women’s Bathroom was renovated.

  • The children’s and basement bathrooms were upgraded and repairs to driveway in 2019.

  • In 2019, the church had an electrical surge which damaged the bell chiming mechanism and the clock. Both were replaced. 

  • In 2020 the upstairs classrooms were painted, and new flooring installed. New carpeting in the upper hallway installed. New upper hallway light fixture diffusers installed.  The Narthex was painted and the storage room above the Narthex was painted and a new dropdown ceiling installed. Kitchen closet upgraded. Video Camera for live streaming was purchased.

  • In 2021, started Roof Replacement project by hiring Architects, repaired cracks in driveway, replaced hot water heater tank, and purchased items for conducting zoom meetings from conference room. 

  • In 2022 replaced furnace next to kitchen and completed Sanctuary Roof.

  • In 2023 completed ADA Bathroom Project and painted both Parsonage and Church.

200th Anniversary Celebration
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