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First Baptist Church - Sutton MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 06.865 W 071° 47.966
19T E 268563 N 4666273
Quick Description: Built in 1829, this church is the third building to serve it's congregation that was formed in 1735.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 11:50:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMHGXE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The Baptist Church lost several tiers of it's steeple in the 1938 hurricane but otherwise looks much as it did in the engraving in the original town history. The horse sheds to the west of the building are gone and a hall has been added to the east side. The Greek' Revival temple front of the structure was a form widely employed by congregations of all denominations in the middle decades of the 19th century.

The original Baptist Church in Sutton was organized in September 1735. "It was the 4th oldest church of the denomination in Massachusetts." (Sutton Town History. Vol I , p461) The history of religious dissent in New England is a long and exciting one. Suffice it to say here that the Sutton Baptists had a major role in shaping the character of the town into one that regularly questioned authority. The present First Baptist Church is the third structure to house the congregation.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1829

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Baptist

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 9:30 AM

Street address of Church:
659 Central Tpk
Sutton, MA

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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