Enfield Congregational Church (1849)

July 26th, 2009 Posted in Churches, Enfield, Greek Revival

enfield-congregational-church.jpg

Today we look at the congregational churches in two neighboring towns, Enfield and Longmeadow, Massachusetts (the latter over at Historic Buildings of Massachusetts, which has had a number of additions in recent days from towns such has Marlborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Waltham and Lexington, as well as Longmeadow). The church in Enfield was first authorized in 1680, when the earliest settlers from Salem, Massachusetts, set up home sites in the town. The first church building was constructed in 1683, although the congregation’s first minister was not hired until 1699. The second church building was constructed in 1708 and it was here, in July 1741, that Jonathan Edwards delivered his famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” That church no longer exists, but a stone with a plaque marks its former location. The third Enfield meetinghouse was built in 1775, and is still standing; it later served as a town hall and is now a museum. When the current church was built, in 1849, the old building was moved across the street, rotated 180 degrees and had columns added to match the Greek Revival style of the new building.

  1. 2 Responses to “Enfield Congregational Church (1849)”

  2. By NilmaBostonRio on Nov 23, 2009

    .
    Thanks for let us know the very place where Jonathan Edwards preached for the second time, his famous sermon ” Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. ”

    I went to Nothhampton,MA and filmed the Congregational Church, where he was a pastor. YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwYfwJIz_Tw

    by NilmaBostonRio
    .

  3. By paul schultz on Aug 3, 2015

    Attending church in the early 60’s, I will
    have to say gave me a spark, to go into the ministry. I now end my career of some 50 years. Being thankful to Rev. Edwards in
    hearing the voice of God.

Post a Comment