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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 5 (which is Labor Day weekend).  Our service will return to its regular time of 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September12.

Sunday School for Adults begins on June 6 and meets at 8:30 a.m.  Please join us as we study the book of Esther.

 

Upcoming Events

Wed Jun 16 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Music Rehearsal
Thu Jun 17 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Jun 17 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Jun 20 @ 8:30AM -
Adult Sunday School
Sun Jun 20 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Summer Worship
Mon Jun 21 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Wed Jun 23 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Music Rehearsal
Thu Jun 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Jun 24 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Jun 27 @ 8:30AM -
Adult Sunday School

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com