903 Pequot Trail, Stonington, CT 06378
Reverend Norm Erlendson-Pastor
The Road Church
The First Congregational Church of Stonington is the oldest church in Stonington and one of the oldest in Connecticut. The church was established in 1674 and the first Minister was Reverend James Noyes. The current Road Church Meetinghouse was built in 1829 after the original building burned. Many of the beams and other significant architectural features that were salvaged after the fire, were used when constructing the Sanctuary you see here today. The church has a unique design and all attempts were made to keep it as original as possible. The box style pews and the simplicity of the church architecture date back to the late 17th century. We’ve been serving our local community including Stonington, Mystic, Groton and Westerly for hundreds of years! Everyone is welcome to join us for Worship.
In 2024, the First Congregational Church of Stonington will celebrate its 350th anniversary!
Rev. Norm Erlendson has pastored Congregational Churches since 1990. He holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in Christian Theology and Ethics from New College, Berkeley, California. He has a special interest in the history of New England Congregationalism and issues related to the church and social justice.