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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

Sunday School

Sunday School for children and youth begins on Sunday, September 10 at 9:45.  We use a one-room schoolhouse format and a Bible-based curriculum.  Children of all ages are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Sun Oct 22 @ 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Sunday School
Sun Oct 22 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Worship
Mon Oct 23 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast
Tue Oct 24 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Tue Oct 24 @10:00AM - 11:30PM
Bible Study
Wed Oct 25 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Thu Oct 26 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Oct 26 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Sun Oct 29 @ 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Sunday School
Sun Oct 29 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Worship

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com