churchTop of the Hill Since 1843

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.


Oswegatchie School Craft Fair

Please come and visit our table at the Oswegatchie School Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Our table will feature a variety of knitted and fabric crafts.  All the vendors at this craft show are really top notch, making it an excellent place to start your Christmas shopping.  

Upcoming Events

Sun Oct 20 @ 9:00AM -
Sunday School
Sun Oct 20 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Mon Oct 21 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Tue Oct 22 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Tue Oct 22 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday Bible Study
Wed Oct 23 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Thu Oct 24 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Oct 24 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Oct 27 @ 9:00AM -
Sunday School
Sun Oct 27 @10:30AM - 11:30AM


443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357