Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Congregational Churches of New England

Photos by Salt Water New England

From the Family Tree:  9th Great Grandfathers Governor John Winthrop and Deputy Governor Thomas Dudley became Church Members #1 and #2, July 30, 1630, Boston (Shawmut Peninsula).

First Church in Boston was established on July 30, 1630. When John Winthrop and his party stepped off the Arbella, their first official act, even before drawing up a charter for the city, was to create by themselves, and sign, a Covenant for the First Church in Boston. 

...The members of this church were a unique group, who acted without the intervention of any king, creating a practice of "Congregational Polity" and establishing "The New England Way", which was a system for governing with the consent of the people. 

- First Church in Boston


  1. Just perfect. Thank you so very much!

  2. What lovely churches in lovely settings, captured so attentively. Thank you.

  3. My family members attended the Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro since its beginning in 1814.

  4. We will miss the first church (and the turkey trot that starts there) this Thanksgiving! So beautiful, thank you!

  5. Such history framed in these photos!