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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

In-Person Worship has Resumed!

We are now offering a "hybrid" service: Zoom or in-person worship.  If you plan to join us in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, masks (without valves) are required at all times when inside the church building.  Hand sanitizer will be dispensed at both entrances, and social distancing will be observed in the sanctuary.  If you are not feeling well, are running a fever, or have any questionable symptoms, we ask that you stay home.  For more information, please contact the church office at 860-739-5131 or email Pastor Harvey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Upcoming Events

Sun Sep 20 @ 9:45AM - 10:15AM
Adult Sunday School
Sun Sep 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Sep 21 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Wed Sep 23 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Music Rehearsal
Thu Sep 24 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Sep 24 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Admin Ass't in Office
Sun Sep 27 @ 9:45AM - 10:15AM
Adult Sunday School
Sun Sep 27 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Sep 28 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Wed Sep 30 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Music Rehearsal

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com