The United Methodist Church of Enfield
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Church History

1791      First Methodist Society formed in Enfield. 
             The first American Methodist Bishop, Francis Asbury preached here on August 22nd.
1839     John Howson arrived from England and preached in the Bell School House.
1841     First Methodist House of Worship built in W. Enfield at 115 High St.
1884     Second house of worship built at 25 High St. on land donated by the Hartford Carpet Company.
1959     Fourteen acres of land purchased on Brainard Road.
1962     The Church at 25 High St. was sold to Amvets Local Post 18 on condition that the church would lease
            the facility until the new church was completed.
1963     Groundbreaking at the new site was held on June 30th.
1964     On Palm Sunday, March 22, Bishop James K. Mathews consecrates the new church on Brainard Road.
1983     Bell moved from previous church at 25 High St., to present church.
1992     New Bell Tower Completed.
2004     40th Anniversary Celebration including former pastors and old friends.
2008     Installation of the cross onto the Bell Tower.