We are a Congregational Church, affiliated with the United Church of Christ. As such, we are locally run by our Church Council rather than a hierarchy of bishops, etc.
Our Pastor is Rev. Robin Blundon
Our Minister of Music is Jane Leschuk
Believing Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of the Church, we, the members of the Northford Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, welcome all to our church family. Our mission is to share our faith, joy, and love through:
We pray our mission will foster continued growth and knowledge in our spiritual lives.
We are the brownstone "little church with the big heart in the heart of the village" of Northford, Connecticut. Founded on June 13, 1750 as the Third Society of the mother church in Branford, Connecticut, the present edifice was designed by noted New Haven architect Henry Austin and built in 1846. Gutted by fire on Christmas Eve in 1906, the church was rebuilt and rededicated in 1908. Our building is on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and a stop on the Totoket Historical Society tour of the village.
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4 Old Post Rd, Northford, Connecticut 06472, United States
Sunday Services at 10 AM.
July and August Sunday Services at 9:30 AM
A few years ago it became apparent that our big bronze bell was becoming unstable. It was housed in a wooden structure atop the stone tower in the southeast corner of our church, and was supported by wooden beams let into the stonework.
Engineers surmised that the weight of the bell was all that was keeping the wooden tower from being blown off in a high wind. We commenced a fund raising campaign, and in the name of safety removed the tower and bell in October of 2010. That was a substantial expense, and a project that made TV news all over Connecticut. We plan to replicate the original tall steeple, which was not replaced following a disastrous fire on Christmas Eve of 1906.
In June of 2013 local citizens representing the Democratic Town Committee, the Republican Town committee, and the Totoket Historical Society joined with us, forming a truly grass roots fund raising committee with the goal of restoring the bell tower and steeple, so that our beautiful bell can once more be heard throughout the village of Northford. The expected cost of the entire project is $238,485. Fund raising has proceeded apace, and we have finally raised the necessary total.
The new bell tower and steeple design has been prepared by Daniel Webster Lyon, Architect, and replicates the original Henry Austin design of 1846. Construction is under way off site under the direction of Petra Construction of North Haven, with engineering services provided by Nafis & Young of Northford.
The top of the stone tower has now been prepared with the new steel bell platform and is ready to receive the new bell tower and steeple. These are being built by Campbellsville Industries, in Kentucky. Delivery and final installation is expected to take place around the middle of February 2020, weather permitting.
Further donations are gratefully accepted, Donations may be mailed to:
NCC Bell Tower Fund P.O. Box 191 Northford, CT 06472