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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 meets at 9:30 a.m.  We will worship at 9:30 through Sunday, September 1 (which is Labor Day weekend).  Our service will return to its regular time of 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 8.

Please note that our Sunday School classes go on hiatus during the summer.  Both Youth and Adult Sunday School classes will resume on September 22.

Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 22 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Aug 22 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Aug 25 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Summer Worship
Mon Aug 26 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Tue Aug 27 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Tue Aug 27 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday Bible Study
Thu Aug 29 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Aug 29 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Sep 01 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Summer Worship
Mon Sep 02 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com