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In the mid-1800’s, a score of residents of East Lyme’s southern village of Niantic, weary of making the trip to the northern village of Flanders for Sunday worship, desired a meeinghouse closer to their homes. The Church was founded and the original sanctuary built in 1843. This building burned in 1866 and was replaced the following year. A fellowship hall was added in 1959; another fire in 1964 provided impetus for further renovation. A handicap-accessible ramp was built in 1982. A double cupola once graced the roof, but this was blown off in the 1938 Hurricane, and replaced with the current single cupola bell tower.

We officially incorporated in 1905, although we had already joined the New London Association of American Baptist Churches in 1869. In 1953 we ordained the first woman pastor in the Connecticut Baptist Convention, Edith M. Northrop. Two of our members, the Rev. Ed Bradley and Lloyd Beachy, have served as presidents of ABCCONN. 

Baptisms were conducted yearlong at the beach on Niantic Bay, or in the Niantic River, until 1894, when a baptistry was installed. Today, we still enjoy requests for baptisms at Hole-in-the-Wall Beach.

Newsflash

Summer Worship begins on Sunday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m.  We will worship at 9:30 through Sunday, September 2 (which is Labor Day weekend).  Our service will return to its regular time of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 9.

Upcoming Events

Thu Jul 19 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Jul 19 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Sun Jul 22 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Summer Worship
Mon Jul 23 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast
Tue Jul 24 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Tue Jul 24 @10:00AM - 11:30PM
Tuesday Bible Study
Thu Jul 26 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Jul 26 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Sun Jul 29 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Summer Worship
Mon Jul 30 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com