Ellington Congregational Church (1915)

September 9th, 2012 Posted in Churches, Colonial Revival, Ellington

Four church buildings have served the Ellington Congregational Church since it was established in 1733. The first two churches, built in 1738 or 1739 and 1805-1806 respectively, stood in the town park. The first faced South (now Main) Street and the second, designed and constructed by builder Samuel Belcher, faced the site of the current church. When a new church was completed, the second building was sold and moved to Rockville, where it served as an opera house. It burned down in 1941. The third building, designed by Augustus Truesdale of Rockville, was constructed in 1867-1868 on the site of the current church. The building was completely destroyed by fire on the night of October 3, 1914. At that time, the church bell was usually rung to sound the alarm that there was a fire in town, but with the church itself on fire, no one could climb the steeple to toll the bell and the church burned down. Work on the current church building commenced in 1915 and it was dedicated on August 17, 1916.

  1. 2 Responses to “Ellington Congregational Church (1915)”

  2. By Leaf Removal CT on Sep 9, 2012

    Beautiful building! Would love to see pictures of the inside!

  3. By Debra Hutchins on Jan 10, 2018

    This is a beautiful church.Igrew upin this church. My cousins were all married there, our children were baptisted.We also buried our family members.The stain glass is amazing, the benches how they look after many generations. This church is what was my savior in the summer.
    I thank my Grammy.

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