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Sanctuary Restoration

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2015-2023

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February 2020

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Welcome to the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge Sanctuary

HISTORY:

       The Parish of Amity (a theocracy) was incorporated in 1738, when it officially separated from the larger Milford Parish. The Town of Woodbridge, named for the first Amity Pastor, Benjamin Woodbridge, was incorporated by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1784. The original Meetinghouse, built in 1739, was replaced by the current Meetinghouse in 1832. The Greek Revival architecture reflected the colonial style that was popular at the time. Designed by a Society of Amity committee, the building was constructed of hand-hewn post and beam lumber by Amos Hine and John J. Perkins and local volunteers. The interior was upgraded and painted in the current trompe l'oeil/grisaille decor in 1860.

 

        Now known as First Church of Christ, Woodbridge, the church Meetinghouse anchors the town center and is designated on the National Register of Historic Places. The church and seven other buildings comprise a National Historic District. The church Green, an oval of open space that fronts the church, is "leased" to the Town. Historically and currently, the church is a center for both faith-based and secular community activities.  As an Open and Affirming community that welcomes and includes everyone in the life of the church and with mission activities in Woodbridge, New Haven County, and the larger world, it remains culturally relevant.

  

       

ALL ARE WELCOME!

We are re-opening the church in accordance with the CDC Covid guidelines and look forward to welcoming you all to faith services, social events, and to our many community activities in the future.  Come hear our music and join us on this journey as the original beauty of the sanctuary décor is revealed once again.

May 2019

April 2021

Renowned Historic Renovation Company

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Investigative Report Prepared By:

John Canning & Co., LTD

150 Commerce Court

Cheshire, CT 06410

Prepared For:

First Church of Christ

5 Meetinghouse Lane

Woodbridge, CT 06525

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