DJI_0481
DJI_0463
churchface
DJI_0468
Steeple 4
Steeple 2
History:
We are a Congregation rich in history and spirit
Timeline

    Building begun 1814 by families who left First Congregational Church desiring a building further north.

  •  Named “Strict Congregational Society”of Woodbury as 2 Congregational churches in the same town was not legal. Strict being there was no alcohol to be served on the premises and which continues to this day.

  • December 25, 1816 - first church service held in the new building

  • 1963 North Congregational Church becomes the official name as the Strict Congregational Society was dissolved.

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

  • Only church in Ct. designed by architect/builder Asher Benjamin

  • Church bell installed in 1819 and replaced in 1871

  • Choir loft was originally in the back of the church being moved to the front behind the pulpit in 1898.

  • 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

  • 1952 main floor was replaced

  • 1955 Parish house built

  • 1965 steeple was renovated, church and parish house were connected

  • 1999 another steeple renovation

  • 2015 – 2017 current complete steeple renovation - 2016 being our bicentennial year!

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

200th Anniversary Celebration
ABOUT US

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at North Church.

ADDRESS

PO Box 473
11 Main Street North
Woodbury, CT 06798


Tel: (203) 263-2410


nchurchct@snet.net

eNEWSLETTER

North Congregational Church of Woodbury