We Are a Joyful Community

We Advocate for Social Justice

We are Open and Affirming

We Celebrate
Music and the Arts

We are Dedicated to
Christian Education

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No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Worship Services and Church School are held at 10am each Sunday.

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Worship Service Videos

Interested in viewing recent Worship Services at the First Congregational Church in Bristol?

Be inspired by our online video archive and experience the joy of Sunday Services.

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Upcoming Events

There are always meaningful activities and ministry taking place at the First Congregational Church in Bristol.

View all of our upcoming events and activities through our online events calendar. 

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First Congregational Church in Bristol

The First Congregational Church in Bristol is a vital, progressive community of faith with long roots in our community.

The First Congregational Church in Bristol is a vital, progressive community of faith with long roots in our community.  We are Bristol’s first and founding church! We have been here since 1680, formed at the same time as Bristol itself.  One hundred and 5 years after our founding, our congregation and its 6th pastor, Reverend Henry Wight, began what is now known as the Bristol 4th of July Parade and Patriotic Exercises! That was in 1785! We are the Founders of America’s Oldest Fourth of July Celebration.

Today, our congregation is known for its broad support for our community, and our willingness to speak out regarding social justice issues.

Sunday services that are relevant, thought-provoking, meaningful and which have a sense of being modern combined with a living example of the best of our traditions. Please bring your whole selves to Sunday services – prepare to laugh, cry, and be overjoyed with the presence of God. You are welcome here!!


Christian Education

Christian Education

Dedicated to Christian Education regardless of age.

Bristol 4th of July

Bristol 4th of July

The First Congregational Church of Bristol Founded America’s Oldest Fourth of July Celebration!

Support FCC

Support FCC

Support the First Congregational Church in Bristol all year long.

Stone Church Coffeehouse

Stone Church Coffeehouse

Bringing the best in Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Celtic and Traditional music to the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts area.

Opportunities for Service

Opportunities for Service

Our church is involved in many missions! Your help is needed to continue our work for Christ.

New Sacred Blog

New Sacred Blog

Review the exciting blog from the United Church of Christ. New Sacred is where progressive religion and progressive culture collide.

First Congregational Church of Bristol, Rhode Island300 High Street  ♦  Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 253-7288   ♦   office@fccbristol.org

The First Congregational Church in Bristol
is proud to be an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.

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