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Contoocook Baptist Church

by Mrs. Harold Brown

&

Mrs. Merle Cressy

 

The church is situated on Main Street near the center of the village and has stood as a beacon since its inception.

 

The Union Baptist Society took definite form in 1823 and consisted of 12 members. In 1827 a public meeting house, the Freewill Baptist Church, was constructed being raised April 11, finished October 27 and dedicated October 29.

 

In 1843 it was voted to make the following repairs: "The meeting house should be moved forward from eight to twelve feet, with a birch wall built up to the sill, floor timbers to be of chestnut and sides of Georgia pine, with a steel ceiling overhead." This caused the church to be moved to its present position.

 

Various repairs and changes have been made over the years: stained glass windows, central heating, etc.

 

In 1971 work was begun on an Educational building consisting of 10 classrooms, a nursery, Pastor's Study, and a library and a fellowship hall.

 

As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, the church still stands as a beacon to God, sending forth His Word.

 

Mrs. Harold Brown

School Street

 

Mrs. Merle Cressy

Warner Road

 

Quilt square of the Contoocook Baptist Church

Back to The Bohanan Farm

Next to Hopkinton Dam

LOC Subject Headings

Churches -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Churches -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Baptist Church -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Baptist Church -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works